Though summer has persisted with a vengeance ever since I ditched my A/C in early September, it’s still county fair season and apparently “general lack of autumn crispness” is not a good enough reason to reschedule. You can still put on your Blundstones and your flannels for an upstate jaunt — the MetroNorth train temperatures reward those who bundle up — or you can press cider and ride ponies right here in Brooklyn (ahem, Breukelen).
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in East Flatbush is hosting a Breukelen Country Fair this Saturday complete with a pop-up farmers market, Afro-Caribbean dancing and spinning demonstrations. Tickets, available here, are free and can be reserved in advance.
The Wyckoff Museum, a farmhouse built in 1652, is one of the last remaining snapshots of life in Brooklyn back when growing vegetables at home was a given. Check out our profile of the space and its head gardener to learn more about their weed and dye gardens.