Art on the Farm

art on the farm

A part of Long Island children’s childhood for 50 years, the Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak. Nestled in the woodlands of Manorville, the Game Farm attracts family and nature lovers to experience up close encounters with native and exotic animals. Their daughter, Melinda grew up on the farm, living in what today is used as the farms’ administrative office. Now the VP at the Game Farm, Melinda is introducing new programs that reflect the mission of encouraging respect & care for animals and our natural environment. Melinda’s lifelong interest in the arts and artisan crafts from natural materials and ingredients has led to the planned introduction of an artist residency program and expanded educational programs at the Game Farm.

Artist Residency at the Long Island Game Farm

Visual artists are invited to submit proposals to be artists in residence at the Long Island Game Farm for the 2021 summer season. Proposals may be for permanent or temporary installations and should reflect and incorporate the mission of the LI Game Farm of honoring and educating about the natural environment. This non-residential residency will take place June 7 – July 15, 2021 during park hours. Resident Artist talks will be scheduled for park guests on Saturdays during residency months and during the week for arts integrated school student visits and professional development for teaching artists. An Opening Reception will take place on Friday July 16, 2021. Non-permanent installations will be removed at the end of the 2021 season. Artists selected for residencies will be given a stipend and limited materials reimbursement.

An application package will include a proposal, an artist bio, a professional reference and samples of previous work. Artists are welcome to visit Long Island Game Farm at 489 Chapman Boulevard in Manorville, New York, free of charge to scope out the grounds for potential installation locations through October 31. Hours of operation are Friday 11AM-3PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-5PM. Please email info@longislandgamefarm.com to be added to the guest list. Check in at the ticket booth and pick up a map of the grounds that will include potential locations for installations. An Artist Q&A Day will take place on Saturday October 10th from 11am-2pm when artists can meet LI Game Farm’s VP Melinda Novak to get their questions answered.

Melinda Novak, VP of the Long Island Game Farm says, “We are excited to see what the artists will create in our park atmosphere surrounded by animals and nature. By adding another layer to the experience of a visit and expanding our educational offerings, we will be adding a new dimension to the park that reminds everyone of the interrelatedness of everything around us and that we need to care for all of it.”

Further information, contact Melinda Novak at mnovak@longislandgamefarm.com or 631-860-3866.

Sponsorships Available

TIMELINE

SEPTEMBER 11- OCOTOBER 31 OPEN FARM VISITATION FOR ARTISTS

Artists may visit Long Island Game Farm at 489 Chapman Boulevard in Manorville,
New York, free of charge, to scope out space for potential installations. Check in
at ticket booth and pick up a map of the grounds.

Hours of Operation: Friday 11-3, Saturday and Sunday 10-5

Hours of Operation: Friday 11-3, Saturday and Sunday 10-5

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 (11am-2pm) ARTIST Q&A DAY

Meet LI Game Farm’s VP Melinda Novak and get all your questions about your
ideas answered. Artist applicants may also email Melinda Novak at
mnovak@longislandgamefarm.com

NOVEMBER 15 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

JANUARY 15, 2021 ARTIST NOTIFICATION

JUNE 7-JULY 15 ARTISTS’ RESIDENCY MONTH
Artist talks scheduled each Saturday at 1:00PM

JULY 16 ARTISTS’S OPENING RECEPTION

OCTOBER 31 ARTWORK REMOVED

ART ON THE FARM ARTIST ART ON THE FARM ARTIST RESIDENCY APPLICATION

Art on the Farm is a new non-residential artist residency at the Long Island Game Farm, June 7 – July 15,
2021 accommodating 5 artists. Priority will be given to proposals that reflect the mission of the Long
Island Game Farm to honor and respect animals and the natural environment.

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For questions email: mnovak@longislandgamefarm.com

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WE ARE OPEN FRIDAY's 11-3 and WEEKEND'S 10-5 THRU THE END OF OCTOBER. AFTER THAT WATCH FOR POP-UP OPEN DAYS!

WE OPERATE WEATHER PERMITTING - So please check for updates before your visit. Call 631-878-6644 or visit our facebook page.

Please read all information below BEFORE YOUR VISIT, and please follow all signage and rules posted in the park. Thank you for your cooperation.

VISITING

This year due to COVID19 we will be (mostly) operating as we do each spring with the same prices and animals available. We hope you will visit to support our farm and understand that things are different during these times. But next year will be even better! Our animals can't wait to meet you.
Children under 3 are free.
Children 3 - 11 and Seniors are $14.95 + tax
Adults are $16.95 + tax
Tickets are available at our front Ticket Booth by credit card or cash. No reservation needed.

What will be available during 2020?

  • Outdoor animal exhibits - Zoo visitors can explore our 25 acre park! See Parrots, Zebra, Coatimundi: Benny (rescued), Deerpark - walk with the deer, Nursery - play with the goats, Alpaca herd (re-homed), Emu Family, Ring Tailed Lemurs, Red Foxes, Donkey Families (rescued), Horses (rescued), Sheep, African Serval Cat: Nala (re-homed), Buffalo, Llamas, Rabbits, Mini horses (rescued), Pigs: Kirby and Petey rescued, Alligators, African Sulcatta Tortoises (rescued), Chickens and more!
  • The Deer Park - The Deer Park will be open for guests to walk through!
  • The Nursery - come see, play and bottle our babies.
  • Animal Keeper Feedings:
  • 11am: Emu's - Eugene and Brenda with their Baby Chicks Q & A
  • 2pm: Ring Tailed Lemur Keeper Feeding and Q & A
  • Education Station – Meet an animal star and learn fun facts from those who know them the best! Times to be announced each day. Check at the ticket booth.

Hand washing Stations: We have 3 hand washing stations with soap, paper towels and garbage pail.
Restrooms - Please remember to wear masks, practice social distancing and wash hands for 20 seconds after use.
Gift Shop - Open.
People Food - Open on weekends. Please note that, outside food cannot be brought into the zoo.

What will be closed due to COVID19?

Per state regulations, the following will be closed or unavailable.
• All Rides (Carousel, Tea Cups and Pony Rides)
• Our Florida animals, including the Giraffe will not be able to visit during this year.
• No Outside Food - Guests cannot bring outside food into the zoo. Exceptions may be made for smaller items such as small snacks, a water bottle, formula and any childcare necessities, or food required for medical reasons. Coolers and full lunches cannot be brought into the zoo, however.
• No Coolers or Lunches - We reserve the right to inspect any bags brought into the zoo.
• Rentals are not available at this time – wagon & wheelchair rentals will unfortunately not be available when we first open. Guests are still welcome to bring their own strollers. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Health & Safety Guidelines

We are committed to keeping you healthy and safe, but we rely on you to protect yourself too.
If you are sick or believe you have been recently exposed to the virus, please do not visit until well. We recommend that visitors who are over 65 years old or with underlying health issues wait to visit during later phases.

Cover Your Mouth & Nose With a Face Mask

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face mask during their entire visit, excluding those unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons. We recommend that guests who are unable to wear a face mask wait until later phases to visit.

Practice Social Distancing

Please practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitor groups and zoo staff.

Wash your Hands often & Avoid Touching Your Face

Please wash or sanitize your hands frequently. When washing your hands, remember to wash using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid Touching Surfaces

We are trying our best to keep surfaces in the zoo as sanitized as possible, but please try to avoid touching surfaces to reduce potential exposure and the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wash or sanitize your hands after touching anything other guests may have touched.


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