Living in one of the 5 boroughs of New York City means there is no shortage of things to do during the holiday season. But if you’re not in the mood for a big trip into the city, there are plenty of things to do right here in Staten Island, not the least of which is a trip over to Historic Richmond Town. 

Decker Farm

This last remaining family style farm in New York City supplies area residents with fresh produce and home-baked goodies all year long. It’s also the perfect place to come for anything from mouth-watering appetizers to tasty deserts to really make your holiday table stand out. 

The hors d’oeuvres offered include artichoke baked clams, mushrooms stuffed with sausage and fresh mozzarella, mini lentil cakes and mini crab cakes, to name a few. There are even some entrees available, including bacon-whipped turnips and vegetable lasagna. And for desert you can pick up a bourbon cheesecake or a cookie and brownie platter to go along with some homemade eggnog.

If you’d like to add any of these to your holiday spread, it’s important to get your order in early. December 20th is the last day to order, and you can pick up your items on Christmas Eve.

The Right Setting for the Season

Although the major events of the Christmas season have already occurred in Historic Richmond Town this year, it’s still a great place to visit to get into the holiday spirit. Take a relaxing walk through the area to see the traditional decorations on historic buildings and stop into the Bennett Cafe for Sunday Breakfast or reserve a spot for your whole family for Wednesday Afternoon Tea. 

Christmas is definitely a magical time in this corner of the island, but there are many other events throughout the year that you can take advantage of. From pumpkin picking to Tavern Concerts, you’ll never be at a loss for a way to spend a fall weekend or a relaxing night out when you visit this historic area right in our own backyards.

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