Giveaway: Family 4pack to Culinary Kids Festival at NYBG

Culinary Kids Food Festival

February 17–23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In the Dining Pavilion behind the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

If you didn’t know, there is going to be an awesome Culinary Kids Food Festival at the New York Botanical Garden from February 17th to the 23rd. The week is going to be filled with lots of great activities, so we are excited to host a giveaway for a family four pack of tickets to use any day during the festival. Before you enter, here is a little more about the event:

As part of the Garden’s Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, weeklong food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods. Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and the culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of music and tastings to add to the fun. Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity stations. The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty samples, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Activity stations:


Tip-Top Pickle Shop

Visit the Tip-Top Pickle Shop to learn more about the science and cooking behind food preservation. Experiment in our chemistry kitchen to test acids and bases, and take home a recipe to make your own pickles at home.

Cheesemonger’s Shop

Explore the fun, simple and fascinating process of cheese making and sample fresh cheeses you help to make. Learn about the animals behind the scenes and the plants they like to eat, and take an up-close look at the smallest cheesemakers of all—bacteria!

The Bakery

Experience the art of bread-making from seed to loaf, and grind your own sample of flour to take home and use in your own recipes. You’ll learn about the various grains used to make different kinds of bread, from whole wheat blends to gluten-free.

Spice Adventures

Spices are harvested around the world from plant parts for their powerful flavors, aromas, and colors. Take a sensory journey to learn the origin stories of your favorite spices and vote for your favorites by marking your spice map. Take home a delicious recipe and a passport from your culinary expedition.

Make A Seed Envelope

Grow your own! Fold your own fun seed packet to take home delicious basil seeds, and learn how to grow basil indoors as a tasty sprout, or outdoors in your summer garden. Family Garden staff will be on hand to share green thumb opportunities at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden in 2014 and to share news about NYBG’s exciting new garden and food education facility, the Edible Academy, opening in 2017.

Even Puppets Love to Eat!

February 21 – 23; 11 a.m.

Janice Buckner’s puppets take a musical, imaginary journey around the world in search of their favorite foods. Join Janice and the puppets on their exploratory adventures at The New York Botanical Garden as part of the Culinary Food Festival.

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Bronxmama and some other amazing bloggers will be there on Saturday the 22nd to help little foodies become a food blogger for a day! Check out the bloggers who will be joining us and hosting giveaways as well:

Monica M. Jones
So Family

Nichol Perez
Five Little Words

Karen Angustia
Mami Does it All

Nilsa Karimi

Denise Wei-Vital
Boyz Rule Our World

Rebecca Borrero
The Mommy Sauce

Christina Cespedes (co-founded with Rebecca)
Mommy’s Mingle

Scherrie Donaldson
Thirty Mommy

Joyce Lee

Nicole Perrino


Share this giveaway and then leave a comment letting us know why you think your family would love this festival. A random winner will be announced Sunday morning! Good luck!


Thanks to NYBG for this great giveaway and for the other amazing bloggers for participating in this!




  1. I would like to win to take my son, he loves to help me when Im cooking! And I would like for him to try new foods.Thank you


  2. This contest would mean a lot to us to go to. Cooking is a big part of my life as my father was the chef in our house. Since he has passed I have tried to continue his legacy by cooking his meals and trying different ones as he would have. It is even more special now that my 5 year old loves to help me prepare foods. I hope he


  3. We’re looking for something new and exciting to try…everything’s better with food!! We’d love to check it out 🙂


  4. This looks really fun! The whole family loves food so this is perfect for us!


  5. Would love to take this opportunity to introduce new foods to our ever evolving food palette:) my three year old would love it!!


  6. I would love to take my 7 year old godson and 2 year old son to this event! It would be so cool to introduce them both to new things and and my godson will definitely love some new recipes he’s can try out at home with him mom!


  7. I think it would be a great experience and wonderful exposure to new foods


  8. I want to Learn how to cook and make special dishes and new cooking techniques.


  9. I would love to win the tickets. Because I love cooking.


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