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June 2023

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Friday, June 2, 2023
6:30 pm9:00 pm
Historic House, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights, NY

The Old Time Music Jam and Potluck is a monthly gathering of acoustic musicians who play traditional Appalachian fiddle music. A potluck meal is followed by an informal jam session. Please bring a dish to share. Musicians of all levels are welcome. Come to play or just to listen!

"Reflecting the cultures that settled North America, the roots of old-time music are in the traditional musics of the British Isles and Europe. African influences are notably found in instruments such as the banjo. In some regions French and German sources are also prominent. While many dance tunes and ballads can be traced to European sources, many others are of North American origin.

Old-time music represents perhaps the oldest form of North American traditional music other than Native American music, and thus the term "old-time" is an appropriate one.

Fiddlin' John Carson made some of the first commercial recordings of traditional American country music for the Okeh label in 1923. The recordings became hits. Okeh, which had previously coined the terms "hillbilly music" to describe Appalachian and Southern fiddle-based and religious music and "race recording" to describe the music of African American recording artists, began using "old-time music" as a term to describe the music made by artists of Carson's style. The term thus originated as a euphemism, but proved a suitable replacement for other terms that were considered disparaging by many inhabitants of these regions. It remains the term preferred by performers and listeners of the music. It is sometimes referred to as "old-timey" or "mountain music" by long-time practitioners."

Saturday, June 3, 2023
10:00 am12:30 pm
Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

Experience your food like never before, from source to belly, as we take you through the organic growing process, harvest ingredients together, and prepare a seasonal meal in our farm kitchen. Engage with the roots of the emerging local food movement, learn the relationship between real food and lifelong nutrition and health, and discuss the impacts of sustainable and organic practices. Meet our farmers and growers, ask questions, and enjoy the best of the seasonal produce the farm has to offer!

Check the Farm Stand regularly to find out what vegetables we’ll be cooking with this month.

$20 per person
All ages welcome, kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, kids 5 and under are free.

Saturday, June 10, 2023
9:00 am12:00 pm
1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY

Join us for the first Native Plant CWD this year!

Hilltop Hanover's native plants team works hard to care for our living seed bank, growing local ecotype plants for seed, so that we can increase their numbers all throughout Westchester.
Dig into the dirt with us and enjoy working as a community as we care for the native plants across the farm. Learn about the benefits and habits of these plants as we work, and how they can be incorporated into your own garden.

This may involve bending, kneeling, and light lifting. All ages and abilities are welcome. Stay for as long or as little as you would like. Registration is not required, but it is helpful to know to expect you.
*If your plans change and you can no longer make this session, kindly send an email to update us.*

Sunday, June 11, 2023
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

Honey bees are back at Hilltop Hanover! This is the second in a series of bee related classes to celebrate their return. We’ll be looking at the basics of how honey bees grow, what they use for food, and how you can plant for them in your garden and landscape. The class will be presented by D. J. Haverkamp of Bedford Bee Honeybee Service. Planting guides will be provided.

$40 Program Fee for adults, free for kids and teens accompanied by a guardian.

Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:00 am12:00 pm
Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

In this hands-on demonstration and workshop, Farm Manager Ice Lekometros takes you through the steps of setting out your pumpkin patch for the season ahead. Handle the little sprouts with care, transplant into our fields, and learn about the varieties and preferences of our favorite gourds, from tiny and decorative to robust and delicious. All participants will leave with pumpkin vine starts and a voucher for the U-Pick Pumpkin patch in the early fall!

$20 per person
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult participant

Saturday, June 24, 2023
9:00 am11:00 am
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Take your tomato-growing to the next level by joining Farm Manager Ice Lekometros for a three-part intensive series on growing tomatoes, with hands-on workshops in March, June and August. Classes may be taken independently, registrants for all 3 will receive a $10 farm stand voucher upon completion of the series.

Class II covers proper care for your thriving tomatoes through the rich growing season, traveling throughout the farm for multiple location-specific trellising, pruning, and pest management techniques.

$20 per person, registration required
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult participant

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Property open to the public
Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Seasonal Farm Stand
May - November
Friday - Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm