Top Five Parks To Visit This Summer

In July, there’s more to do beyond the reach of Independence Day. Occasionally, it can feel difficult to plan for anything beyond the holiday, but summer stretches past fireworks and fanfare, and into the lazy, hazy days we all know and love. While our list is by no means comprehensive, the following is some of the best that parks in Queens will have to offer this summer. 

Museum of the Moving Image: To The Moon & Beyond

The Museum of the Moving Image has a screening series and several exhibitions that will be gone by summer’s end. Located at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, the museum enhances the appreciation and pleasure of film, television and digital media through exhibitions and screenings. Here’s what you should be checking out before it’s too late! 

WidyCat’s Original Artwork On Paper

If you are hitting the wall lately trying to find greeting cards that you would be proud to give, WidyCat (sounds like “weedy-cat”) is a paper goods and gift studio that’s all about capturing small moments in the big city. It was founded by Widad Franco – with some inspiration from her rescue kitty, Mimosa.

Sun, Sand, ‘N’ Shorelines

Being located on an island that extends into the Atlantic Ocean, Queens has many beaches along its southern shores. The northern shores of Queens do not have any beaches because of industrial development. Beaches are formed by waves or currents that transport sand or sediments. The sediments and sand accumulate along the shoreline to form beaches. 
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