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Queens County Farm invites visitors to sheep shearing event
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Next month, the Queens County Farm
Museum is hosting several springtime
activities, some of which include the
woolier members of the community.
On Saturday, May 8, visitors are welcome
to the farm’s annual Sheep Shearing
Special Admission Day to celebrate the
fl ock’s spring haircuts, when the Cormo,
Cotswold and Romney sheep get ready
for the warmer weather.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., farmgoers will
learn about the cycle of fi ber production
from sheep shearing to the creation of
fabric. Experts will demonstrate the art
of wool spinning and weaving accompanied
by the live bluegrass tunes of New
Orleans-infl uenced band Mama Juke.
Th e farm will set up crop circles under
a canopy of trees to mark socially distanced
spaces for revelers to enjoy the
festivities with their own picnic blankets.
Sheep shearing dates back to around
3500 B.C., which is when humans
learned to spin wool to create clothes
and other homemade products. But
more importantly, the practice is essential
to sheep’s welfare by keeping them
from overheating in the summer and
preventing parasites from growing on
On the same day, the farm is also
hosting the Con Edison Ecology Booth,
which features the ever-popular Adopt-
A-Worm Composting Program that
teaches about home composting. Th e
booth will also distribute free woolly
craft kits for “fl eecy fun.”
Queens Farm employees will provide
guided tours to teach about the land’s
324-year history and regenerative farming
practices. Visitors can purchase food
from East Coast Street, Tacos and CBao
Asian Buns while sipping on a cold one
from Queens’ own Rockaway Brewing
To commemorate the day, patrons can
visit the Farm Store to purchase season
fresh harvests, eggs, teas, yarn and
an assortment of seedlings for at-home
Later in the month on May 15 and
16, visitors can return for the American
Indian Craft & Food Market from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Th e free event is
sponsored by the Th underbird American
Indian Dancers and features authentic
Native American art, jewelry, ceramics,
textiles and food.
Sheep Shearing Special Admission Day
is on May 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at 75-40
Little Neck Pkwy. Admission is $12 for
adults and $8 for children 12 and under.
Advanced tickets are required and will be
limited and staggered per NY Forward’s
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Visitors
must wear face coverings and maintain
Purchase tickets and learn more at
Bayside pizza shop Krave It set
to open new location in Astoria
BY JENNA BAGCAL
A Bayside-based pizza and sandwich
joint is expanding west into Astoria.
On Tuesday, April 27, Vishee Mandahar
and his wife Jenna celebrated the opening
of their second Krave It outpost at 36-18
30th Ave., in the former Queens Comfort
Th e pair fi rst opened their fl agship store
on Bell Boulevard back in 2015 and made
waves with their “fresh, never frozen” take
on comfort foods like pizzas, sandwiches
Much like its predecessor, the Astoria
Krave It will feature fun and innovative
dishes that made them favorites with
foodies across New York City, including
the Mac-Tastic Pizza with a four-cheese
macaroni and cheese blend with chipotle
aioli and cilantro and Th e Blvd Sub complete
with a chicken cutlet in root beer
honey barbecue sauce, smoked bacon,
melted cheddar and arugula.
In addition to their classics, Krave It’s
new location will debut its Birria Pizza,
based on the popular Mexican tacos from
Jalisco. Th e restaurant’s take on birria will
be served atop pizza with a homemade
consomme for dipping. Th e Mandahars
dish is inspired by an authentic recipe for
birria tacos and consomme but with their
signature Krave It twist.
Krave It Astoria will be open from
Sunday through Saturday from 11 a.m.
to midnight. Customers can make pickup
and delivery orders until 11:40 p.m.
through Krave It’s website or app, and
other platforms like Grubhub, Seamless,
DoorDash and UberEats.
Photo courtesy of Krave It
Birria Pizza will be a new menu item at Krave It Astoria.
Photo courtesy of Queens County Farm Museum
Sheep shearing is ‘baa-ck’ at Queens County Farm Museum.