North Brooklyn Farms to Celebrate Domino Sugar Factory Tenure With Carnival

By Serena Dai on August 29, 2014 8:49am | Updated on August 29, 2014 4:47pm

 North Brooklyn Farms set up in South Williamsburg a year ago and recently raised more than $20,000 to find a new space.
North Brooklyn Farms set up in South Williamsburg a year ago and recently raised more than $20,000 to find a new space.
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North Brooklyn Farms

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — A farm that grew on an empty lot planned for the Domino Sugar Factory development is throwing a blow-out carnival and party Saturday as it prepares to leave.

North Brooklyn Farms' lot at 329 Kent Ave. will be filled with food, moon bounces, square dancing, yoga, hay rides and more between 1 p.m. and midnight Saturday.

Many daytime activities will cater to families and kids, like face painting, slip-and-slides and the moon bounces. By 5 p.m., the lot will turn into a field day, with watermelon eating contests and potato sack races.

"We really want to say thank you to everybody and tell them face-to-face how much we appreciated having them a part of their project and what we’re thinking about for next year," farm co-founder Henry Sweets said.

The farm will be leaving the lot at the end of September as construction on residential towers continues.

But support for green space in the area means that the farm will eventually find another location. Earlier this year, organizers raised more than $20,000 in their effort to find a new space.

The new location is not yet finalized and may not be ready until next year, Sweets said.

North Brooklyn Farms is throwing the event in collaboration with MassBliss, an event company with aspirations to throw a Burning Man-inspired festival next year.

Admission to the event is free, but various activities will cost $1 to $2 to help cover the cost of the event. Passes for all activities may be purchased in advance for $10 per person or $20 per family. Passes at the door will cost $12 per person or $25 per family.

"This is really a celebration for all the garden beds and friendships we’ve built with the community from the time we arrived here last year," Sweets said. "It’s a celebration of the space and all the great people."

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