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Queens County Farm is reopening this weekend

And it makes for the perfect day trip!

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Prepare to immerse yourself in a rustic environment—straight from the concrete jungle. 

The largest undisturbed piece of farmland in New York City, Queens County Farm, is welcoming back visitors on August 2 for the first time since its closure March. If you're anxious to take in the greenery, meet a few friends (think goats, sheep and alpacas) and snag some fresh produce at the farmer's market (11am–3pm Wed–Sun), now's your chance. 

The bucolic 47-acre family attraction is celebrating its reopening with something new, according to Facebook—its debut public art installation. Aaron Asis' "Cover Crop" originally intended to act as a segue into cultural arts programming, according to Untapped New York, but now it shifted its focus to sustainable architecture, and uses the famous fall attraction, the Amazing Maize, as its inspiration. (Speaking of which, fingers crossed all goes smoothly for our go-to autumn activity!) 

If you're anxious to spend time with the little ones outdoors, we suggest making a visit to our favorite parks, playgrounds and splash pads. No matter where you end up, no (socially-distanced) day trip is complete without something sweet: Grab a cup or a cone from our favorite ice cream shops to round out your adventure. 

See you on the farm! 

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