They call it agri-“culture” for a reason. The modern neighborhood farm nourishes not only the body, but also the soul, and works to cultivate a sense of culture and community among its members.
Music draws people together, and has always been present at Restoration Farm. Strains of jazz, folk, and rhythm and blues – offered by local ensembles – always accent the family-style potluck dinners held in the field. But now, we’ll be harvesting music even more frequently.
|Lettuce Entertain You With Tin House Music at Restoration Farm|
Tin House Music at Restoration Farm will offer live concerts at the farm all summer long. The venue is the multi-purpose tin storage shed erected by Nassau County this past winter at the entrance to the farm at 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road in Old Bethpage. Sunday concerts start at 2:00 PM with an open mike hour, followed by the scheduled performance.
|The Tin House at Restoration Farm|
It’s long been a goal of head growers Caroline Fanning and Dan Holmes to launch an arts and education program that enhances the multi-sensory experience at Restoration Farm. As one who is rarely without music playing, I’m excited about the addition of the Tin House Music series to the rhythm of the farm.
|Head Growers Dan Holmes and Caroline Fanning|
The monthly concert events feature an array of home grown bands and performers:
May 4 – Miles to Dayton blends elements of folk, rock, classical and funk
June 1 – The Live Cultures plays original and traditional folk music
July 6 – The Carrie McQuade Trio performs rock, pop, soul and classics
August 3 – Long Island Bluegrass Quartet is an acoustic music group
September 7 – Kerry Kearney is a guitar slide master
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
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