New York Mets fans can enjoy a memorable time at the ballpark while helping strike out hunger in the metro area at a special event this month at Citi Field.
AARP is taking over Mets Plaza, adjacent to the stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, on Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., to host a free program open to the public, with music, games and giveaways—and a special gift for AARP members.
The event precedes the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves and kicks off the first of seven games, from June through August, for which AARP members can buy a discounted ticket.
Those attending the event are asked to bring a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to local nonprofit groups, including Long Island Cares, one of the region’s largest hunger assistance organizations, and the Hispanic Federation. This effort is part of a year-round mission by AARP New York to help reduce hunger in the metropolitan area, particularly among older residents.
“Our Citi Field days are times to come out and have fun with friends and family, meet us and learn what we’re doing in the city and on Long Island,” said Yvette Martinez, of AARP New York.
Visit aarp.org/nyc to get the ticket discount code for purchasing tickets. —Ronald E. Roel