Major Long Island Organizations Unite for Festival to Celebrate Honeybees
Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival to Feature Honey Tastings, Local Foods, and Craft Beverages, together with STEAM Programming & Family Fun.
Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival will debut on Long Island at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, across from the Nassau Coliseum, on Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Attendees will celebrate the life and work of the honeybee with tastings and sales of a wide variety of local, regional and international honeys, as well as baked goods, chocolates, specialty foods, ready-to-eat foods and local craft beverages (meads, wines, spirits, hard ciders and sodas) from approximately 80 vendor booths.
Participating organizations include:
• Cradle of Aviation Museum (www.CradleofAviation.org)
• Long Island Children’s Museum (www.LICM.org)
• Friends of the Hempstead Plains (www.friendsofhp.org)
• Old Westbury Gardens (www.OldWestburyGardens.org)
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (www.ccenassau.org)
• Long Island Beekeepers Club (www.longislandbeekeepers.org)
• Girl Scouts of Nassau County (www.gsnc.org)
• Mamaroneck High School’s “Bee Team” Consisting of Students and Teachers from New
York State’s First Public School-Based Honeybee Program
Each organization will be making presentations related to honeybees and/or offering activities or Honey Festival guests. This is also the first time that major organizations on Long Island are joining forces to focus attention on the honeybee.
A complete schedule of events will be posted to www.HoneyFestival.com on October 15th, along with regular updates on Facebook at SweetBeesHoneyFest.
To further “Celebrate the Bee,” Airigami, LLC, of Rochester, NY, will construct and display a giant honeybee sculpture composed completely of 100% biodegradable balloons in the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s atrium lobby. Airigami’s creations have been featured worldwide, however this will be their first project on Long Island.
Admission to Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival includes:
• Entry to Cradle of Aviation Air & Space Exhibits
• Showings of “Backyard Wilderness” in the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s JetBlue
Airways Planetarium at no extra charge (regularly $9/adult & $8/child). Created by
Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain
viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our
• All Seminars and Demonstrations
• A Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt
• Children’s Activities
• Face Painting
• Live Music
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.HoneyFestival.com for $15/adult and $10/child (ages 2
to 12). At the door, tickets are $20/adult and $15/child (ages 2 to 12).
A “Late Day Special” ticket for admission after 5 p.m. is available online for just $10/person (all
ages 2 and up). At the door, the Late Day Special is $15/person.
Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival will be sponsoring a Pre-Thanksgiving Food Drive from Saturday, October 27th to Sunday, November 4th, to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Long Island Cares. To help neighbors in need, area residents are asked to drop off non-perishable food items at collection boxes located at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Friends of the Hempstead Plains, Old Westbury Gardens and the Girls Scouts of Nassau County. Additionally, Old Westbury Gardens will have a special Pet Food Drive for the Harry Chapin Food Bank on Saturday, Oct. 27th, and Sunday, October 28th, during their annual fall “Dog Days” event. Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival is produced by Baum Image Group, which also produces The Chocolate Expo, America’s largest chocolate festival.
For more information, directions and to purchase tickets online, visit: www.HoneyFestival.com.
To learn more about the Cradle of Aviation, visit: www.CradleofAviation.org.
ABOUT BAUM IMAGE GROUP:
Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival is a Baum Image Group event. In addition to the Honey Festival, Baum Image Group is the creator/producer of America’s largest chocolate festival – The Chocolate Expo, which also takes place at the Cradle of Aviation each year, as well as at other locations. Prior Baum Image Group events have included the official Woodstock 35th Anniversary Celebration in 2004 (under license from Woodstock Ventures).
ABOUT THE NYCB PRESENTS CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM:
The Cradle of Aviation Museum celebrates the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Long Island to our nation’s development and to the history of aviation. The Museum features 75 fascinating exhibits, a giant domed-screen theater, the JetBlue Airways Planetarium, and a historic carousel.