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Summer Streets

, New York City | Entertainment

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 2015, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 6, 13 and 20 between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm. The sounds of honking horns and idling delivery trucks give way to the gentle footfalls of pedestrians and the ring-a-ding-ding of bicycle bells. From 7am to 1pm, a corridor connecting Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park—long stretches of Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, and a few connecting streets—will be closed to motor vehicles and open to the public for biking, strolling, dancing and aimless peregrinating. And on the second Saturday (August 13th), the DOT will add a 60-square-block area south of Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan called "Shared Streets." There are also "rest stops" along the way, offering activities and entertainment galore—musical performances, a water slide, bicycling, a climbing wall and a 165-foot zip line. For more information and to see a full list of Summer Streets offerings, visit nyc.gov. Source: nycgo.com, nyc.gov Image: nyc.gov

Event Details

    Aug. 6, 2016 - Aug. 20, 2016
    07:00 AM - 01:00 PM