Things To Do And See In Queens
By Gabriel Adams
You will definitely never get bored when you are in Queens, New York. There is always something going on that will keep your adrenaline pumping! There are many cultural events and quite a variety of entertainment there.
From horse racing at the Aqueduct Racetrack to the Contemporary Art Center, there is something for everybody to experience in Queens. Have you ever heard of the Unisphere that is in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens? Don’t miss getting to see this massive steel globe! Also in the Flushing Park is a wonderful zoo full of American animals.
Another place you will want to visit is the Flushing Town Hall where you will experience all the best music and art available in northern Queens. Performances are given by local jazz artists and many other types of musicians.
Every summer there us a Latino Cultural Festival held in the Queens Theatre in the Park. If you enjoy being entertained by both international and neighborhood performing artists, you will love spending time in this park.
More warm weather activities include outdoor movies that are held at the Socrates Sculpture Park. Films from all over the world are shown right on the banks of the East River in Long Island City which is in Queens.
How about enjoying an awesome day at a Reggae Festival? Every year this festival is held in Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica/St. Albans. It is yet another great event right there in Queens full of excitement and music!
One more Jamaican event is the Jamaica Flux Workspaces & Windows which is a public art event that takes places in Queens right on Jamaica Avenue. Not only is this a unique opportunity to check out many different artists’ collections, but you also get to know people from the Jamaican community.
If you enjoy playing golf, Queens is the place to be! There are 4 golf courses available that are managed by American Golf. Since playing golf is quite popular there, you might want to call ahead to schedule your tee-off.
If you happen to be in the area in March, you may get the chance to hear the bagpipes being played during the parade that is held in the Rockaways. They get together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Come on and join in!
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to taste food made by people who really know how to cook authentic Indian and South Asian cuisine? Well, you can do just that when you are visiting Queens. On the streets of Jackson Heights there are many restaurants where you can enjoy kebabs, curry chicken, Dosas, and many other foods from another culture.
Along with the delicious food, you will be enthralled with the Bhangra music. Don’t forget to do some shopping at the little stores there in Little India.
No matter what your area of interest is, there is so much on offer in the cultural melting pot that is Queens, New York. The important thing is that you learn and enjoy your diverse and exciting stay in Queens to the fullest.
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