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Summer Quarantine Activities!

For many of us, July marks close to 4 months that we’ve been in quarantine and unfortunately it doesn’t look like things will be going back to normal anytime soon. Here at FLOC, we’ve come up with a list of activities you can enjoy with your family while following social distance guidelines, as well as a list of Black-owned businesses that are open for carry-out and delivery in D.C. for those nights when you just can’t make another home-cooked meal.

Outdoor Activities around D.C.

The sign welcoming you to Theodore Roosevelt Island, located in Arlington, VA.

Theodore Roosevelt Island
The 88-acre park in the Potomac is ideal for families who want to practice some social distancing in the company of nature

Potomac Overlook Park
Though it’s summer programs have been canceled, the park’s 67 acres of wild and cultivated land remain open to the public.

Constitution Gardens
The gardens sit alongside the reflecting pool in the National Mall as a natural-world tribute to the U.S. Constitution.

Gravelly Park
Located along the George Washington Parkway, this is the perfect place to sit and watch the planes take off from Reagan International Airport as you enjoy a nice picnic outdoors with your family!

Rock Creek Park
Described as a “gem in our nation’s capital ,” this park offers visitors the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city and find a peaceful refuge, recreation, fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and thousands of years of human history.

Drive-In Movie Theatre
Near Baltimore and about an hour from Washington, DC, Bengies Drive-In boasts of the biggest movie theater in the country.

Online Resources

Beluga Whales at the Georgia Aquarium.

Georgia Aquarium Live Cams
Watch the Beluga Whales at the Georgia Aquarium-and check out their other live animal exhibits as well!

E-Visit the Louvre
Transport you and your family to Paris, France by taking a digital tour of one of the most famous international museums, the Louvre.

Cincinnati Zoo Livestream
The Cincinnati Zoo will be live-streaming animals on their Facebook page daily at 3PM.

Take a Virtual Trip to the National Parks
Travel to Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Channel Islands, Katmai, and more with virtual visits, 360 videos, and live webcams on the National Parks website.

DC Museum Virtual Tours
Visit (and revisit) your favorite D.C. museums with virtual exhibits, online tours, and more!

Support Local Black-Owned Businesses

Bens Chili Bowl, one of the Black-owned restaurants open for delivery and take-out in D.C.!

Do your part to support DC’s black-owned businesses and order food for pick-up or delivery from these restaurants!