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#NewsFlash | Queens Group Offers Online Children’s Activities + Yoga for Everybody
Located along the East River in Long Island City, Hunters Point South Park is one of NYC’s most spectacular public spaces. It features tremendous views of the Manhattan Skyline, open air, playgrounds, sports facilities, contemplative nooks, a dog run, a promenade, and close proximity to great food and public transportation.
One of the keys to its wonderfulness is the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit that maintains the area, organizes events, enforces conservation, and facilitates educational programs.
Sounds wonderful…and it is — but not now! State and city authorities have issued a temporary restriction on group gatherings due to the current COVID-19 crisis. The Conservancy has responded by organizing online activities so people can practice social distancing while staying entertained and supporting local small businesses. Here’s a list of some of the activities.
- Andy & Suzanna Kids Music live-streams classes on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:15 am. More information on this dynamic duo is on their Facebook and Youtube channels.
- Yogi Beans is running donation-based, live-streaming yoga classes multiple times a week. The company is also offering Virtual Yoga Playgroups for children who know one another.
- Wonderspark Puppets is putting on free live puppet shows every Friday at 11 am and hosting DIY puppet workshops every day. More information is on the group’s Facebook page.
- McManus Irish Dance is offering online dance classes via Zoom. For more information, reach out to McManusIrishDance@gmail.com.
- Teaching Artist Collective hosts its Tots Sing and Play class via Zoom on Mondays at 10 am. Email teachingartistcollective@
gmail.com to sign up.
- Natasha Bhagwanani, an art instructor, has put up some free downloadable coloring pages on her website, Bright & Blue Designs.