On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. There are usually fun, interactive stations, from a water slide to a zip line.
Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.
Held from 7am to 1pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip 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.
Programming is offered at five rest stops:
- Uptown (51st Street & Park Avenue) - Obstacle course, cool workshops for kids
- Midtown (25th Street and Park Avenue) - Lots of biking fun, including tune-ups and lessons
- Astor Place (Astor Place and Lafayette Street) - Bubbles and climbing fun
- SoHo (Spring Street and Lafayette Street) - Dogs, yoga, and fitness
- Foley Square (Duane Street and Centre Street) - Zip line, tea garden, and street games