HIT THE LINKS
*Update: As of April 24, golf courses are reopening after a two-week coronavirus closure* Besides going for a walk, run, or bicycle ride, golfing is one of the few physical activities still allowed — no full-contact sports! — during social-distancing mandates. Many golf courses are closed, but as of press time Nassau County-run 18-hole golf courses at Eisenhower Park, but with limited tee times and online preregistration required. Same goes for the Suffolk County-run Bergen Point Golf Course Sign up at bergenpointgolf.com, nassaucountyny.gov/1779/Golf
HUNT FOR RAINBOWS
Rainbows have become a symbol of hope in the coronavirus era, with the colorful displays turning up all over Long Island as quarantined residents try to stay positive and look for the bright side coming after the storm. There are so many now you can take the kids out for a rainbow scavenger hunt after you create your own image. Find ideas to create them at the Facebook group Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond.
Getting bored of your own cooking and the same old delivery options? Some pizzerias are offering build-your-own meal deals where patrons can buy ingredients and make dinner an appetizing adventure. Shake Shack is offering make-your-own burger kits. Even steakhouses such as The Capital Grille in Garden City and Teller’s in Islip are selling top-notch raw steaks that you can broil at home. Check your local restaurant menus for similarly fun options.
SHARE A LAUGH
Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer, the Valley Stream native whose monthly standup comedy residency at The Paramount in Huntington is currently on hold along with all other live events, is prolific on social media, regularly sharing new videos for his fans. And while there may not be a cure for coronavirus, laughter remains the best medicine. He’s also got some inspirational messages to help keep you going. Keep up with him at facebook.com/JimBreuer
The museums may be closed, but at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the sculpture garden is still open for those looking to take in some culture while going for a walk. A map of the magnificent grounds can be found on the museum’s website. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, nassaumuseum.org
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Never visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City to learn about Long Island’s leading role in flight? Now that you’ve got some time on your hands, take a virtual tour on their website, cradleofaviation.org
We all miss sharing a drink with friends at the pub after work. And now that work and family life all blend together with many people telecommuting for weeks (months?) on end, the need to blow off steam is even greater. But don’t go drinking alone, join a Skype or Zoom happy hour! Here’s one way to get started: viralhappyhour.com