The streets will be paved with liquid gold.
NYC Honey Fest 2016 is going to cross-pollinate the 86th Street Boardwalk in Rockaway Beach with beeswax products, beehives, bee-themed costumes, and a buzz-worthy parade from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 17. (Rain date: Sept. 18.)
In addition to live music, outdoor film, and general glee, the sixth-annual, daylong fiesta will include a fan-friendly contest organized by the American Honey Tasting Society, children-friendly activities such as hive-making, apiary tours, an extraction demonstration, and a Bee Marketplace.
More than two dozen vendors will set up tables and tents to sample, sell, and share their products and services. Consider the following.
- Honey: Andrew’s Honey; Bee Kind Farms; Brooklyn Grange; Brooklyn Queen; Culinary Hive Products; Edgemere Farm; Empress Green LLC; Honey Bee Local; Honey Gramz; and Wilk Apiary
- Hive Products: Best Bees; Bushwick Kitchen; Farmacy Beauty; Humble Bee Honey Company; Mee Beauty; Mike’s Hot Honey; Neal’s Yard Remedies; and V Smiley Preserves.
- Food: Rippers and Whisk Me Away Cakes.
- Activities: Arts in Parts; Batatt Glass; Brooklyn Staten Island Honey Bee Consortium; City Growers; NYC Facepaint; Sticker You; and Voelker Orth Museum.
Editor’s note: Be on the lookout for unique honey‐based Rosh Hashanah ritual by the sea shore.