Summer Streets

Summer Streets: Park Avenue
Summer Streets: Park Avenue

On consecutive Saturdays in August, eight miles of NYC's streets are open for people to play, run, walk, and bike. There are six fun-filled rest stops to explore along the way, plus FREE bike rentals, giveaways, and more.

Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Held from 7am-1pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park North, 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 and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

Programming is offered at six rest stops:

  • Uptown (109th Street and Park Avenue)
  • Upper East (81st and Park Avenue)
  • Midtown (51st and Park Avenue)
  • Rose Hill (East 26th and 27th and Park Avenue)
  • Astor Place (Lafayette Street and Astor Place)
  • Foley Square (Duane Street and Centre Street)

Don't miss:

Midtown Rest Stop

Art and Culture Hub
Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East
Participate in a variety of fun and interactive workshops geared towards children ages 2 and up hosted by some of the City’s most coveted arts and cultural institutions. Learn more about the City’s exciting arts and cultural offerings and create your own craft to take home.

August 6
Native Planting with Glam Gardener NYC
Marching Band Hat Making with HONK NYC
Watercolor for Beginners with Art Students League of NY
Coloring and Temporary Tattoos with the Asia Society
Make Your Own Ojo de Dios with Urban Studio Unbound
Bead Stringing with Urban Glass

August 13
Native Planting with Glam Gardener NYC
Marching Band Hat Making with HONK NYC
Watercolor for Beginners with Art Students League of NY
Tangram Challenge with Museum of Chinese in America
Make Your Own Ojo de Dios with Urban Studio Unbound
Recycled Art Making with Materials for the Arts

August 20
Native Planting with Glam Gardener NYC
Marching Band Hat Making with HONK NYC
Watercolor for Beginners with Art Students League of NY
Tangram Challenge with Museum of Chinese in America
Make Your Own Ojo de Dios with Urban Studio Unbound
Recycled Art Making with Green Inspired Art

Midtown Performance Stage
Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East
Listen to a diverse array of musical, theatrical and dance performances at the Midtown Performance Stage located on Rudin Plaza.

August 6
8am to 8:45am: NYC Violinist
9am to 9:45am: Dahka Band
10am to 10:45am: Music With A Message
11am to 11:45am: Sirens of Gotham
12pm to 12:45pm: Project Connect

August 13
8am to 8:45am: Evan V and the Jumping Jams Band
9am to 9:45am: Lilee
10am to 10:45am: HONK NYC presents Brass by the Slice
11am to 11:45am: The Blue Dahlia
12pm to 12:45pm: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

August 20
8am to 8:45am: eGALitarian Brass
9am to 9:45am: Metropolitan Horn Authority
10am to 10:45am: The Afro-Latineers
11am to 11:45am: Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance
12pm to 12:45pm: HONK NYC presents HONK Family Band

Uptown Rest Stop

Art and Culture Hub
East 109th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Participate in a variety of fun and interactive workshops geared towards children ages 2 and up hosted by some of the City’s most coveted arts and cultural institutions. Learn more about the City’s exciting arts and cultural offerings and create your own craft to take home.

August 6
Event Trivia and Coloring with Ebony Bolt: Meet NYC-based artist Ebony Bolt and pick up your own print copy of a unique event illustration. Use the illustration as a guide to uncover your favorite Summer Streets activities and discover new landmarks along the route.
Macrame and Fabric Braiding with Wendy Gonzalez and Carol Paik
The Naji Play Machine with Naji
Art Lives Here presents Live Model Sketching with Arcadia Caraballo

August 13
Event Trivia and Coloring with Ebony Bolt
Art Lives Here presents Tree Casting with Susan Stair
The Naji Play Machine with Naji
The Studio Museum in Harlem presents Mapping Our Emotions with Blake Paskal

August 20
Event Trivia and Coloring with Ebony Bolt
Art Lives Here presents Live Model Sketching with Arcadia Caraballo
The Naji Play Machine with Naji
Painted Threads Textile Project with Harlem Needle Arts

Uptown Pop-Up Performances
East 109th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

August 6
9am to 9:45am: HONK NYC presents Off the Bar Brass Band
10am to 10:45am: Marching Cobras
11am to 11:45am: Batingua Arts
12pm to 12:45pm: Fogo Azul

August 13
9am to 9:45am: HONK NYC presents New Heights Brass Band
10am to 10:45am: HONK NYC presents L-Train Brass Band
11am to 11:45am: HONK NYC presents Tilted Axes Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
12pm to 12:45pm: Fogo Azul

August 20
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
East 109th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
9am to 9:45am
10:30am to 11:15am
12pm to 12:45pm
Enjoy Flatbed Follies presented by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Uptown Rest Stop.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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Harlem Week
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