This article originally written by WJBR Digital Content Intern, Elyse DiPisa. DiPisa is a sophomore Media Communications student at the University of Delaware from Montgomery County, PA. Along with being a Digital Content Intern for WJBR, Elyse also works for the university’s Student Television Network 49 News Program and as a tour guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The spring season is finally in full swing, and the weather has certainly been warming up. After being cooped up and forced to quarantine indoors when necessary during the past few months, the enthusiasm towards this spring weather has skyrocketed.
Although we are still amidst the pandemic, there are many ways to get outdoors and experience the spring safely. Here are a few events and places to check out while adhering to CDC guidelines:
Newark’s Main Street Alfresco
After a successful summer season last year, Newark’s Main Street is bringing back Main Street Alfresco. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Main Street will be closed to automobile traffic as restaurants, retail stores, and other businesses who choose to participate extend their spaces into the road to create a more comfortable and safe experience for guests. This allows for restaurants especially to seat more folks while following all health and safety guidelines. This event will begin this Wednesday, March 24, at 4pm; the street itself closing at 3pm.
Bellevue State Park – Full Moon Hikes
For just $4 dollars per person, interested individuals can accompany a group on a hike through the state park located in Wilmington to catch the best views of the moon! Times and locations within the park will vary, and space is limited to ensure safety. Families and guests will be COVID screened upon arrival, and are required to wear masks where social distancing along the hike is more difficult. The first event is this Sunday, March 28 at 7pm. To register and reserve a spot, call (302)761-6963.
Yoga in the Yard at Crooked Hammock Brewery
The Crooked Hammock Brewery in Middletown will be hosting outdoor yoga every first and third Sunday of the month starting Sunday, April 4. Yoga Strong will be leading a one hour guided session for participants. Tickets are $35 each and include a six pack of beer along with the relaxing yoga session. Under 21 years of age guests are permitted, and will receive a merchandise gift instead of alcohol. The event is held from 10am-11am, and interested individuals can purchase their tickets on the brewery’s website.