What to do in New York: NYC Events like Summer Streets is an Exciting NYC Event Bringing Great Entertainment to the Streets of NYC.
Wondering What to do in New York? NYC Events like Summer Streets are great for your health (and the Earth's too), so check them out. You'll be able to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and see great entertainment at the same time.
The sounds of honking horns and idling engines are replaced with contented sighs and the ringing of bicycle bells on select streets throughout New York City for 3 Saturdays in August. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park including Park Avenue and connecting streets, are closed to traffic and open to the public for anything from biking to strolling to dancing.
NYC Events like Summer Streets allow you to walk right down the middle of Park Avenue, free from the shoulder-bumping sidewalks. During Summer Streets, nearly 7 miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, and just have a good time.
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Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2012, more than 250,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage. This New York Event is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party--a great time for exercise, people watching, or just enjoying summer mornings.
The route for Summer Streets provides easy side travel options on low-traffic streets to the Hudson River Greenway, Harlem, Brooklyn and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.
Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation. DOT is joined by several other City agencies and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to present Summer Streets.
A series of outdoors events kicks off in Manhattan on August 4th and returns on August 11th and August 18th. The streets are filled with activities such as yoga at 40th Street and Park Avenue; a 25-foot REI rock-climbing wall at Spring and Lafayette Streets; and free exercise and dance classes at 51st Street and Park Avenue.
There is a 160-foot zip line and a temporary urban arts project at Foley Square, and a Whole Foods Market picnic area at 25th Street and Park Avenue.
DOT workers will once again fit and distribute thousands of free bike helmets at 51st Street and Park Avenue, first come first serve.
After Summer Streets, outdoor fun including music performances and craft classes continues for the next 30 weekends, with the DOT's Weekend Walks—neighborhood strolls at various sites throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.
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