As current Covid conditions evolve and we hopefully inch towards the safe re-opening of Western New York (knock on wood) sometime before the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl szn (knock on wood again), small wins are starting to appear in the form of new things to do.
Friendly remember! It’s very important to maintain social distancing and continue to follow current CDC guidelines while enjoying the following activities.
1. Play Tennis
Unless you’re blessed with a personal court, Tennis hasn’t really been a thing this spring – until now. A slew of tennis courts in Buffalo are opening up as of Friday, May 15th. Learn more about which courts and how many in total are opening up at Olmsted Parks around the city here.
2. See a Movie
No, you didn’t miss some major memo. When we say see a movie, we don’t mean at an indoor theater. But we are thrilled to announce that as of Friday May 15th, Drive-in Movie Theatres are allowed to open. Transit Drive-In is gearing up to be open every. single. night. from here on out with a killer starting line up! Let’s show ’em some love, shall we? Read more about Transit Drive-In’s opening plans here.
3. Play Golf
Ok, so you may have been able to play, but now you can play all day and at all city courses. Beginning Wednesday, May 13th, South Park Golf Course will be open to the public (it was closed due to saturated conditions). The South Park course will operate 7 days a week, with course maintenance and closures noted on the Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy’s website. Also, beginning on Saturday, May 16th, all City golf courses including Cazenovia Park, Delaware Park, and South Park, will begin opening tee times at 7 a.m. and running through 8 p.m. Learn more here.
4. Eat at a Newly Reopened Restaurant
In anticipation of the phased reopening and probably after having had some time to think through a solid plan, more and more restaurants are starting to reopen for take out service only. The list of options grows daily and we’re keeping our list as up to date as we can – check out the full list here. Know of an open restaurant we’re missing? Email us!
5. Hit Up a Farmers Market
We know you’re all anxiously awaiting your regular farmers market to open – check out this massive Guide to Farmers Markets 2020 to find out which are open now and when others will launch. Until then, you can check out Graycliff’s Drive-Thru version of its popular “Market at Graycliff,” happening Fridays from 3-7 p.m, in Graycliff’s parking lot at 6472 Old Lake Shore Road in Derby and East Aurora’s Wednesday/Saturday market in the Tops parking lot along with a couple others.