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Activities for seniors in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park:

As the former location of the New York World’s Fair, there is much to see in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Visitors can still see relics from the 1964 World’s Fair, including the New York Pavilion and observation towers, sculptures like the unisphere, and the Pool of Industry. On the other side of the Long Island Expressway, you and your senior can take a walk around Meadow Lake. Be sure to check with the park’s schedule as events and tours take place in the park. Check the weather before you go. Bring plenty of water with you in the summer and bundle up in the winter.

Citi Field:

Get out of the house in the spring, summer, or fall to enjoy a day in the sun at a baseball game. The New York Mets baseball team plays at Citi Field near Flushing Meadows. Taking in a baseball is a great day off for both home care patient and caregiver, allowing you to relax, eat some tasty snacks, and have some fun. Also be sure to check the schedule in advance for special events and giveaway days.
The stadium is wheelchair accessible, offering rentals and assistance whenever needed. Check the Mets’ website for seating information and prices. Buy tickets online and be sure to avoid long lines and extra fees on gameday. Call (646) 438-5000 for assistance in the stadium and 718-507-TIXX about the team schedule.

Queens Botanical Garden:

Started as part of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the garden was moved to its current location by Kissena Creek in preparation for the 1964 World’s Fair. Today, the Queens Botanical Garden consists of 39 acres of flowers and greenery that include rose gardens, a bee garden, and many habitats that attract different species of birds. The garden offers senior discounts as well as guided and self-guided tours of the grounds. Be sure to check the website to determine your next trip.

Queens Museum:

There is much to see in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, including the Queens Museum of Art. The museum has long-term exhibits about New York City and the World’s Fair. Be sure to check the calendar to discover which temporary exhibits are currently on display. The facility is senior friendly with on-site senior discounts and wheelchair rentals for the accessible facilities. They are open five days a week and offer a senior discount that can be purchased on-site. 718-592-9700.

Queens Zoo:

If you and your home care patient are looking for an adventure, the Queens Zoo will give you one, despite its small size. The grounds hold a variety of animals, including bears, alligators, bald eagles, coyotes, lynxes, pumas, sea lions, bisons, antelopes, an aviary filled with a variety of birds, and a petting zoo. They are open from morning to late afternoon, staying open longer in the summer. They are wheelchair accessible and offer discounts to seniors. 718-220-5100.

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