At Lipsig Queens, our lawyers make sure to take advantage of the wealth of cultural sites in our borough whenever we get the chance. Queens may not be the first borough tourists plan for when they visit New York City, but this diverse section of the city has plenty to offer if you’re looking for rich cultural experiences while in town. When we’re looking for a fun, educational, and memorable experience with the family on our days off, our Queens personal injury lawyers like to visit the following sites:
Museum of the Moving Image
If you’re a film buff, you could get lost in Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image for hours. The museum’s various exhibits foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of “the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.” More than 400 films are screened here each year, ranging from contemporary features to silent films with live music. There are also frequent expert panel discussions with some of the film industry’s most respected names – past attendees have included Martin Scorcese, Tim Burton, Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenn Close, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Cronenberg, and many other well-known industry figures.
New York Hall Of Science
Queens is home to New York City’s only hands-on science and technology museum. The New York Hall of Science has been around since 1964 and is one of the few remaining structures from the famous 1964 New York World’s Fair. This well-rounded science museum features over 400 hands-on exhibits focusing on a range of subjects, including biology, chemistry, and physics. The Hall mainly caters to school children between ages 1-17 and makes a great place for a family field trip!
The Queens Zoo is one of the most unique zoos you’ll ever visit. It’s built on the site of the 1964 World’s Fair and is the first zoo ever designed to be cageless. You and your family can observe over 75 species of animals native to North America, without the guilt that some animal lovers may feel at caged zoos. This zoo is also the only one of the five zoos in NYC to exhibit Andean bears.
Queens County Farm Museum
When most tourists begin planning their trip to New York City, farmland might not come to mind. But the Queens County Farm Museum offers the chance to learn about the history of American agriculture within the borders of our greatest metropolis. This museum occupies 47 acres in Floral Park and Glen Oaks and is the largest remaining plot of undisturbed farmland in NYC – in fact, this farm is still in operation today.
You can learn all about how agriculture has progressed through our country’s history by visiting restored farm buildings from three different centuries, a greenhouse, planting fields, livestock, and vintage farm equipment. Visit on a Saturday or Sunday and enjoy a free guided tour or a hayride (between April and October).
Queens Botanical Garden
Nature lovers can find an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle in the 39-acre Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing. Observe a variety of rose, bee, herb, wedding, and perennial gardens, an arboretum, and an art gallery in this urban oasis, which is open to the public. Check the website for a schedule of public programming, including a variety of cultural celebrations and seasonal festivals.