Four Summer Activities

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Summer Activities For Older Adults

Take in a Movie

A new drive-in movie series is coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park next month. It will offer Queens residents a safe film screening experience with a retro flair.

Rooftop Films is partnering with the Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science to bring its first drive-in film festival to Queens. This will be its 24th season in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The series will launch next month, although the exact date has yet to be announced. There will be screenings every Wednesday through Sunday from August through October.

Bird Watching 

Few people associate this activity New York City with wildlife or bird watching. The truth is that in the City’s parks and green spaces, and along portions of the 578-mile waterfront, you’ll find some of the best places in the world to watch birds.

New Yorkers need only take a bus, subway, or ferry to truly world-class birding locations in all five boroughs–including Central Park in Manhattan, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Great Kills Park on Staten Island. Hundreds of bird species may be seen at these hot spots and many more across the city, and the variety changes constantly throughout the year.

Birding in New York City is an adventure. Frequently it is better in this urban area than in the wilderness.

Picnic at a Local Park or Playground

Get back to nature by packing a lunch and eating outdoors. Your grandchildren might enjoy this outing as well. You can also just sit on a bench and enjoy the neighborhood children having fun. Sit in the shade and enjoy your time outdoors in the fresh air!

Be a Tourist in New York City

Check the internet or newspapers in the library for local summer activities and take a day to reacquaint yourself with your surroundings and nearby attractions in Flushing and Queens as a whole. You may even want to start walking around our immediate neighborhood. If you feel a walk would be good for you, start out with just a few minutes and increase by a minute or two each day, building strength with each step. Remember to stay hydrated!

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