The pandemic has challenged New York’s medical capacity and the city that never sleeps, or the greatest city in the world, closed itself off to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many New Yorkers resorted to working from home. Although it was an anxiety-ridden time, there were some blessings too, as families got to spend more time together. Now that New York is slowly opening itself up again, here are the things you can start looking forward to with your family.
Since the pandemic began, access to food has been limited since some stores closed. The good news is that some farmer’s markets have begun operating in July and are selling fresh fruit and vegetables to New Yorkers. The Domino Park Greenmarket has begun selling again between Kent Ave. and River Street. The Hattie Carthan Community Market also opened its doors and can be found in Brooklyn.
Drive-in entertainment, thought to be a relic of the past, re-emerged, thanks in large part to the need for social distancing. The Festival of Cinema and The Bel Aire Diner will provide your family with entertainment as long as you’re all cloistered in your vehicles. The Festival of Cinema showed animated films last October 3.
Finally, the Bronx Zoo, the Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium are now open for the public to visit. Please make sure to follow social distancing and hand sanitizing guidelines in these establishments.
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