Destination Summer: watch only on ABC7NY
First, meet at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. You may have visited before … but now the post-Covid situation works differently. From booking arrival times to arranging vehicle lines and ordering food in the park, we’ll show you a new protocol for safe fun. Plus, get a glimpse of their latest ride – the tallest, longest, and fastest single-rail roller coasters in the world. Then head north to Westchester and board the Yonkers iFly. The Brave Flyer is a simulation tunnel blown by the wind up to 150 mph, where you can experience the thrill of skydiving without the risk.
What would happen in summer without a little adventure? Embark on a Jurassic-style expedition and meet the roaring animatronic dinosaurs that roam the woods! Field Station: Located in Overpeck Park in Bergen County, the dinosaurs have over 30 live shows a day, as well as games and activities for kids and adults. Paleontologists make sure exhibits are accurate and Broadway producers make sure the experience is exciting, educational and enjoyable. Then step back in time with the country’s only steam locomotive and riverboat connection. Essex steam trains and riverboats pass through Connecticut’s beautiful wetlands. Riders can learn to drive steam locomotives and even to whistle!
To enjoy the outdoors while enjoying the challenge, head to the Long Island Adventure Park. Treetop Park in Wheatley Heights with a variety of ropes courses and over 20 ziplines. The park has 185 different platforms, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of nature. Then return to Manhattan for the immersive Van Gogh. Here visitors can connect with art in new ways. The exhibition allows people to “penetrate” Van Gogh’s paintings using projection screens, theatrical storytelling and animation.
And if you have the courage, you can stroll through the Hudson Yards on the Rim, the tallest outer skydeck in the Western Hemisphere. Incredible views and transparent floors create an exhilarating experience. Plus, take a short drive to the edge of the woods to feel the rush of rafting in the Delaware Water Gap.
We hope you will join us at the Summer Destination this Saturday May 22 at 7 p.m. ABC7NY only.
Where to see on our show:
Big Six Flags Adventure
Jackson Township, NJ – New security protocols such as reservation of arrival times and limited park capacity.
Parachuting simulation from 3 to 103 years old.
38th New Jersey Lottery Balloon Festival
Redington, NJ-July 23-25 Get information and tickets at balloonfestival.com or 1-800-HOT-A IR9.
Manhattan, New York. An oasis on the Hudson River at Pier 55.
Field station: dinosaurs
Leonia, NJ-A huge complex like Jurassic Park, with over 30 animatronic dinosaurs in total-moans and movements! Open June 19.
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
Essex, Connecticut-Vintage Steam Locomotives and River Boats traverse the scenic Connecticut River Valley. The train visits several coves and reserves and immerses passengers in an onboard eco-excursion where bird watching is possible.
Food Truck Festival in Mount
Mount Loretto Ponds on Staten Island-Fine Dining, Beer, Sangria, Live Music. June 11-13
New York Pride 2021
Manhattan, NY and online events face to face and online. Pride Festival, Pride Island, etc.! June 17-27
Long Island Adventure Park
Wheatley Heights, NY-Zipline, mountaineering, aerial adventure. Bridges, ladders, 185 treetop platforms linked by 26 zip lines and a “Glow in the Park” evening.
Immersive van Gogh
Manhattan, NY-Interactive exhibit at Pier 36 with screens and projections that make you feel like you’re in Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. Open June 10.
East Rutherford, NJ – Entertainment complex with shops, games and the largest indoor water park in North America.
11th Beer Festival, Bourbon, BBQ
Brooklyn, NY-Southern Fried Block Party. Seminars invited by exotic smoked meat, music, master distillery and pit master. July 31-August 1
Hudson Yard, Manhattan, NY-The tallest outdoor skydeck in the Western Hemisphere, with glass edges and transparent floors.
Forest trinket border
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania-Rafting and kayaking on the Delaware River.