05/17/14 5:00am
05/17/2014 5:00 AM
Linda Romar of Maryland looks at the Marino sheep rovings hand dyed by 'indy dyer fiber artist' Charisse DeCarlo of Lake Grove in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Linda Romar of Maryland looks at the Marino sheep rovings hand dyed by ‘indy dyer fiber artist’ Charisse DeCarlo of Lake Grove in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The fifth annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at Hallockville Museum Farm. The event, co-sponsored by Long Island Livestock Company, will feature demonstrations of fiber arts and related processes, other folk arts and a “fiber market” in the Naugles Barn. Special activities will include sheep herding, a llama obstacle course and shearing demonstrations.  (more…)

04/20/14 6:00am
04/20/2014 6:00 AM
Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Volunteers are invited to help clean up the Hallockville Museum Farm property on Sound Avenue at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24. The work will include raking and weeding the gardens, tidying up the Homestead Barn, pruning fruit trees and trimming shrubbery.  (more…)

09/14/13 5:40pm

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Molly Fryman, 3, of Holtsville takes her first pony ride Saturday at the Hallockville Fall Festival.

The sun was shining and there was just a hint of autumn in the air for day one of the Hallockville Museum Farm’s 33rd annual Fall Festival and Craft Show Saturday.

A steady stream of visitors arrived at the museum complex to view displays and demonstrations, enjoy homemade treats and picnic under the trees.

The festival continues Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and children 4 and under are admitted for free. Admission fees directly support the not-for-profit mission of Hallockville. Tickets are available at the gate.

06/21/13 1:09pm
06/21/2013 1:09 PM
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HALLOCKVILLE MUSEUM FARM PHOTO | Woodworker Tom Barry, pictured here with a shavehorse, is hosting old-fashion woodworking classes this summer at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead.

Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is hosting old-fashion woodworking classes this summer where participants will learn how to create everyday utensils, tools and furniture straight from a log.

North Fork woodworker Tom Barry of Green Revolution Woodworking will run the two-hour workshops to demonstrate how to split wood, shape it on a traditional shavehorse and complete projects on foot-powered springpole lathe.

Hallockville officials said participants will leave with several handmade items at the conclusion of the workshop and gain a sense of accomplishment.

“More people are becoming interested in sustainability and the do-it-yourself ethos,” Mr. Barry said. “This is a great way to start.”

The “Greenwoodworking with Tom Barry” workshops will be offered in two-hour sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer starting July 5. Workshops cost $35 per person and are designed for ages 12 and older. Material will be provide.

For more information or to register, call 631-298-5292 or email beth@hallockville.com.

jennifer@timesreview.com

05/19/13 9:00am

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Elena Donahower of Huntington models a Gatsby-inspired hat made using the wet felting method at Saturday’s Fleece and Fiber Fair.

Day one of the fourth annual Fleece and Fiber Fair was held Saturday at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead.

Local artisans demonstrated various skills associated with fiber production and art including spinning, felting, shearing and knitting. Dozens of vendors sold supplies and one-of-a-kind art pieces at stalls set up inside and outside the Naugles Barn.

The show continues on Sunday from 10am to 5pm.