After a long break the world is opening back up, and the City of Greensboro wants to help you plan your summer and keep it safe.

Friday, May 14, Gov. Roy Cooper lifted the statewide mask mandate and Greensboro Nancy Vaughan lifted the mask mandate for Greensboro, but many people are not comfortable going back to pre-COVID-19 activities, quite yet.

Greensboro Online is designed to provide people with COVID-19 safe summer activities. 

In the press release, Parks and Recreation Director Nasha McCray said, “While we’re excited that easing pandemic restrictions are allowing City event and program planners to host more in-person activities, we know that our community might be hesitant to explore at first.  When you find an activity, program, or event at Greensboro Online, you have our assurance that it will be safe, engaging, and fun.”

Greensboro Online has events for all ages from the History Museum to sports programs for teens and adults to Creative Greensboro’s summer concert series and Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP).

Many of the programs are free.  MUSEP is continuing its 40-plus years of free live music in settings around Greensboro and this year plans to introduce some new acts to its loyal audience.

The Greensboro Public Library has a host of offerings including virtual story-times and book clubs.

Social media sites indicate by spending a year at home people have taken much more interest in the wildlife in their yards and neighborhoods.  Evidently, a lot of people didn’t realize they had foxes as neighbors.  For those who would like to develop that interest further there is a “Nature Photography for Beginners” course beginning May 19.

Kangaroo Hikes are a great introduction to the extensive Greensboro and Guilford County trail system for babies and their caregivers.  The hikes are twice a month May through August beginning at 10 a.m.  The next one on the schedule is May 27 on the Copperhead Trail, but there are plenty of hikes on trails with more inviting names.