ORKESTAI FARM

An educational farm & arts environment

A farm & arts environment for individuals of all abilities


Autism Community Walk
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Autism Community Walk

Aside from the beautiful walk around the lake, activities include: bounce house, parade horses from Indian Head Ranch, rescue dogs, face painting, sensory slime table, Ribbon Hut with Backyard Players, Crafts with Home Depot, free pumpkin decorating games and more. Over 40 vendors will be presenting information about special needs resources, activities, and more (including Orkestai Farm). Bring the entire family! Everyone is welcome. Dogs on leashes are welcome too! You can register the morning of the walk. More info, donate, volunteer or start a team at www.autismcommunitywalk.org

 

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2018 Fall Fundraiser: Harvest Moon
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

2018 Fall Fundraiser: Harvest Moon

Music, Dance, and Food! Help us keep Growing!

Come celebrate the Harvest Moon and help raise funds so we can continue to provide inclusive educational and therapeutic programming to People of All Abilities, including those with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Developmental Trauma.

If you can't make it, please consider donating!
As an independent grassroots 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, we depend on the kindness of individuals like you!

** Purchase tickets ahead of time or at the event. As we strive towards financial inclusion, no one will be refused entrance, but we ask that you pay what you can. The suggested donation starts at $75 per person.

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Clarinets, Clavichords...Carrots and Cucumbers?
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Clarinets, Clavichords...Carrots and Cucumbers?

Musical vegetables?! Join us & LIVO (Long Island Vegetable Orchestra) for this truly extraordinary Oyster Bay Music Festival event at Raynham Hall.

Orkestai Farm will provide a yummy veggie dish - straight from the farm - as well as an arts acvitity All scraps from the veggie orchestra will be composted at Orkestai Farm. Come and join the vegetable chorus!

FREE & all are welcome!

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"FarmPlay!" Program Launch & Community Day
Jun
23
12:30 PM12:30

"FarmPlay!" Program Launch & Community Day

Join us for the launch our new children's program - FarmPlay!

(DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE EVENT WILL NOW BE INDOORS IN THE MAIN GREENHOUSE CLASSROOM - PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTION SIGNS)

**RSVP: click here**

 

Enjoy a community gathering of farm and arts activities, featuring storytelling hour with acclaimed storyteller/farmer Heather Forest at 2pm.  

All are welcome! $5 suggested donation for participants. FREE for CCA members and children under age 2.

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Community Day
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Community Day

Join us as we share in collective farming & arts activities. "Community Days" are an opportunity for our members to connect with each other and the land. You don't want to miss this surprise special occasion! 

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Conference Presentation at Hofstra University
Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Conference Presentation at Hofstra University

  • Hofstra University- Student Center Theater #151 (map)
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The State of Our Local Suburban Agriculture: Where do we grow from here?

This conference will bring together local experts in the fields of sustainable food production and distribution representing the current practices in both agriculture and aquaculture of the area. There will be opportunity to discuss obstacles to our local food system that are impeding sustainable progress.  The desired outcome from this gathering of
experts is to lay down the pathway for a vibrant local food system, one that supports growers committed to providing the community access to high quality products.

April 19, 2018 9am – 1pm Hofstra’s Student Center Theatre 151

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Little Farmers: Community Day
Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Little Farmers: Community Day

Join us for an afternoon of multi-sensory agriculture and arts at Orkestai Farm. Children of ALL ABILITIES and their families will take part in various interactive activities on our 1+ acre sustainable vegetable farm. Touch, see, hear, smell and taste your way through nature like never before!

FULL. RSVP for this event is closed.

 

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Yoga in the Field by United We Om
May
4
to Jun 29

Yoga in the Field by United We Om

Orkestai Farm is delighted to announce our collaboration with United We Om, a not-for-profit committed to providing yoga and meditation across social and financial boundaries. Yoga teacher Ora Sucov will offer a weekly class to our farm apprentices including natural postures and breathing, combined with meditative walking through the beautiful grounds. 

For more info on our collaboration visit: http://www.unitedweom.org/orkestai-farm.html

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Orkestai Farm's NIGHT of EXPRESSIVE AGRICULTURE : Annual Fundraiser
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

Orkestai Farm's NIGHT of EXPRESSIVE AGRICULTURE : Annual Fundraiser

To kick-off Orkestai's annual Fundraising weekend, we are hosting another night of drinks and hor d'oeuvres on the farm at sunset.  There will be music, dance, and expressive arts of all kinds!  Please join us on this very special evening that happens only once a year, to celebrate our farmers, the land and each other!

Tickets available online soon, or by emailing us here : info@orkestaifarm.org

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Expressive Agriculture Workshop!  ***DATE CHANGING : TBD!***
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Expressive Agriculture Workshop! ***DATE CHANGING : TBD!***

As part of our Fundraising Weekend for Orkestai Farm, we are hosting a very special Worksong Workshop on the farm with SPECIAL GUEST, Bennet Konesni (and potentially his wife, Edith) of Sylvester Manor Farm !  They will be leading us in a Singing Sweet Potato Harvest, so bring your vocals!  We look forward to singing and harvesting with you!

More information soon...

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SPECIAL Plein Aire Art in the Field Community Day : September
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

SPECIAL Plein Aire Art in the Field Community Day : September

Participants, their family & friends, as well as our CSA members are welcome to join us for this day of community work on the farm, as well as a very special art workshop with Esther Marie, a painter & friend of Orkestai from Huntington! Bring a lunch or a snack to share and come work with your community - we'll get a lot done and have a good time doing it!

The painting portion of the day will require a fee for those not actively participating in our Farm Mentorship Program. Any of our farmers that would like to participate can do so for free.  If you would like to purchase a ticket for this event, please email us at : info@orkestaifarm.org  

Check out Esther Marie's work here :  http://www.esthermarieart.com/

 

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Community Day : August
Aug
1
11:00 AM11:00

Community Day : August

Participants, their family & friends, as well as our CSA members are welcome to join us for this day of community work on the farm!  Bring a lunch or a snack to share and come work with your community - we'll get a lot done and have a good time doing it!

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Community Day : July : Organic SOAP-MAKING with Ruth & John of BATCH Organics
Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Community Day : July : Organic SOAP-MAKING with Ruth & John of BATCH Organics

Participants, their family & friends, as well as our CSA members are welcome to join us for this very special community workshop on the farm, hosted and run by our friends at BATCH Organics! Bring a lunch or a snack to share and come learn with us, as we use herbs from the farm (comfrey & lemonbalm) to create our own organic soaps - we are soooo very excited and we know you will be too!

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Orkestai Farm  -  Oyster Bay, NY  -  2018  -  all images copyright Orkestai Farm 2018.  

Orkestai Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.