Outdoor fitness classes, ‘Kids Run,’ ‘Community Health Day’ highlight calendar of events for June
As Western New York welcomes the summer season, Independent Health is once again “Bringing Healthy to You” with a variety of fun and health-focused programs across the region.
In conjunction with local partners, Independent Health is offering a schedule of events and activities in the month of June, including:
•“Fitness in the Parks”: June 1 through Aug. 31, various locations across WNY. Independent Health and the YMCA are once again offering more than 500 free fitness classes at 25 park locations. Classes are led by certified YMCA instructors. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.
•“Kids Run,” Saturday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., Delaware Park. Bring the family for a 1.8-mile walk or run around Delaware Park. The annual Independent Health Foundation’s “Kids Run” event is free for all ages, with a mini dash for children ages 2-5. Special guests include DJ Milk, Amor y Heritage Dance, and Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics. Advance registration is required.
•“Larkinville Day of Fitness,” Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Larkin Square. Whether you like pickleball, Zumba, yoga or running, there’s something for everyone at this free “Day of Fitness,” setting the tone for a healthy and active summer for the whole family.
•“Food Truck Tuesdays,” Tuesday, June 6 through Aug. 29, Larkin Square. Food, fun and free live music return on Tuesday evenings to Larkin Square as Independent Health presents “Food Truck Tuesdays.” More than a dozen food trucks visit each week for this unique outdoor dining experience, with each offering at least one healthy options menu item that is lower in fat, sodium and cholesterol thanks to the Independent Health Foundation. Special giveaways include chance to win Buffalo Bills tickets.
•“Start Up the Summer,” Saturday, June 10, Wilkeson Pointe. Celebrate the start of summer at Outer Harbor Buffalo with giveaways, free outdoor fitness classes and discounted bike and watersport rentals. Walk, jog or bike the “Independent Health Wellness Trail,” which connects Wilkeson Pointe and Lakeside Bike Park.
•“Community Health Day, Monday, June 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Buffalo Museum of Science. Health and wellness meet science on this fun, interactive day that celebrates community. Enjoy free admission to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Events include outdoor fitness classes, a storybook reading for children about Juneteenth, and a health and wellness scavenger hunt.
Independent Health is sponsoring "Bringing Healthy to You" this summer. (Photos courtesy of Independent Health)
For the full calendar of summer events, click here.
Independent Health is an independent, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo. To learn more, go to www.independenthealth.com.