The Domino Sugar Factory Land Is Now a Farm
And you can play on it
Last spring, you probably saw Kara Walker’s five-story sphinx inside the Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg (either here on PureWow or on just about every Instagram account you follow).
The exhibit is long gone, as is the refinery building, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still hang out there. Introducing North Brooklyn Farms, a public green area now open on the waterfront.
See what the farm has to offer.
What is it?
Marking the first time the Domino Sugar waterfront has been open to the public in 150 years, North Brooklyn Farms is a working organic farm and park.
What can you do there?
Lots of things--from volunteering and dining to grocery shopping and simply taking in the view. But you don’t need a green thumb to enjoy the farm, which is open daily (even dogs are welcome).
Stock your fridge
North Brooklyn Farms sells its all-organic vegetables (and gorgeous flowers and herbal teas) at a farm stand on-site. It’s also launching a CSA next month.
Every week, the farm hosts Sunday Supper. For $75, you can get a three-course farm-to-table meal on the river just beneath the Williamsburg Bridge. Also known as basic perfection.
Lend a hand and volunteer at the farm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Volunteers do pretty much everything, from planting and weeding to giving tours and helping out with general administrative tasks.
Throw a party
Before planning your next soiree, get a load of this photo and seriously consider renting the space for the night. It can accommodate events small and large, and will totally put Julia's birthday bar crawl to shame.
North Brooklyn Farms; 320 Kent Ave. (at S. Fourth St.); northbrooklynfarms.com