Explore NYC, Flu-Free: 5 City Spots to Visit This Fall

The flu virus spreads from person to person and, even if you try avoiding people who are sick, the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent infection and keep you active. Instead of staying home sick, get your flu shot and make the most of New York City this fall. We’ve rounded up a list of five spots to explore with your friends and family.

Columbus Park Basketball Courts


Get your flu shot and keep your eye on the ball! Located in the heart of Chinatown, these basketball courts are a great spot for staying active.

Children’s Center at Public Library

The Children’s Center at 42nd Street features ongoing public programs for children and their families, including storytelling and theatrical performances.

Brooklyn’s Best Bike Ride

Autumn is the perfect time to take a bike ride in Brooklyn. The Ocean Parkway Bike Path is a car-free route that runs from Church Avenue all the way down to Coney Island.

Fall Forest Weekends at the New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy the colors of the season at the New York Botanical Garden’s Thain Family Forest. From November 4th to the 12th, the Botanical Garden is offering free canoeing and guided tours of seasonal foliage and birds.

Harvest Home Farmer’s Market

Shopping for healthy groceries at the farmer’s market will feel a lot better once you’ve had your flu shot. The farmer’s markets offer local, farm-fresh produce to residents in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens.

To learn more about getting the flu shot, visit emblemhealth.com/flu