Day Tripper: Northeast Queens

Visit the Queens County Farm Museum and catch a Bollywood movie before sampling Greek and Indian cuisine.

Between keeping within your budget and scheduling time off from work, planning a vacation can be stressful.

If you find you have too little time to travel and not enough money in your bank account, there’s no need to fret.

Each Thursday, Douglaston Patch will profile one of the five boroughs’ unique neighborhoods, where you can sample some local culture and culinary delights.

This week’s pick is Northeast Queens:

10 a.m.

Stop by the Queens County Farm Museum, which is the city’s only operating farm. Located on 47 acres, the farm has been operating for 314 years, making it the longest operated tract of farmland in the city’s history.

The museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, offers tours year-round and hay rides through the end of October. The site also includes the Cornell Farmhouse, which was built in 1750 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

The farm’s attractions include buildings from three centuries, a greenhouse, vintage equipment, livestock and a gift shop.

The museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week. It is open during the same hours on weekend days when tours or hayrides are offered.

For more information, visit the farm’s website.

2 p.m.

Grab some Greek food for lunch at Auburndale’s Kati Allo, located at 29-06 172nd St.

The eatery’s menu includes traditional Greek dishes, such as souvlaki, inach pie, gyros, Seftelia, a variety of kabobs, Loukaniko and falafel as well as seafood and steaks.

To view the complete menu, visit Kati Allo’s website.

4 p.m.

Catch an afternoon movie at Fresh Meadows’s BIG Cinemas Bombay Theater, which screens Bollywood movies in the late afternoon and early evenings.

The cinema, located at 68-25 Fresh Meadows Lane, is currently screening “Mausam,” a love story between a Punjabi boy and a Kashmiri girl.

But be sure to check the film’s running time before making afternoon or evening plans. Bollywood films frequently run close to three hours.

7 p.m.

You’ll likely be hungry following several hours worth of Bollywood cinema, so drop by Glen Oaks’s Santoor Grill for Indian cuisine.

The restaurant, located at 257-05 Union Turnpike in the Glen Oaks Shopping Center, is well known for its “tandoori” oven dishes and curries.

The extensive menu includes everything from samosas, chicken pakora, Aloo Tiki and Gulabi kabob to Tandoori chicken, chicken Makhani and korma.

Click here to view Santoor Grill’s complete menu.


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