Summer Streets Returns This August: Explore Car-Free NYC with Kids Submitted by Jody Mercier on Sun, 07/22/2018 - 9:00am Summer Streets, easily one of our favorite NYC seasonal festivals, returns for its 11th season of car-free Saturdays on August 4. The annual Summer Streets event gives New Yorkers three consecutive August Saturdays of car-free summer fun, with a seven-mile stretch of city streets from the Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge closed to cars and open exclusively to pedestrians and bicycles. Sadly, one major change in 2018 is the absence of the giant slide—a big hit of the past few years. But while the slide may not be returning, there is still plenty of fun in store, all aligned with this year's Summer Streets theme, "Finding Joy in Unexpected Moments." Most of the interactive stations are 100% FREE but some require advance registration. Read on for all the details for this ultimate summer street fest. Read more.