For three Saturday mornings this August (August 4, 11, and 18, 2012), New York City pedestrians will take over seven miles of Park Avenue (and connecting streets) from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 72nd Street (see map of Summer Streets 2012 route). During Summer Streets, the streets will be closed to vehicle traffic and opened up to New Yorkers for fun activities and live entertainment.
Take advantage of free bike and blade rentals, free classes, rock climbing, yoga, massages, arts and crafts, and more. Organized by the New York City Department of Transportation, the goal of Summer Streets is to get New Yorkers out for some healthy recreation and encourage the use of sustainable forms of transportation (like your two strong feet and that bike taking up half of your NYC apartment).
Summer Streets 2012When: August 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2012. 7AM-1PM.
Where: Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge (Warren Street) to 72nd Street.
Summer Streets Fun Walk, run, bike, or blade down a traffic-free Park Avenue or enjoy these free Summer Streets activities:
- Yoga and fitness classes led by Crunch instructors
- Free bike rentals and bike riding lessons
- Rock climbing wall at the REI Adventure Zone at Spring Street
- A free zip line at Foley Square
- Fire hydrant sprinklers
- Dance and double dutch performances
- Massage therapy at 40th Street
- Free performances from the FringeNYC Festival on 51st Street
- Live music
- Tai chi classes
New Yorkers are encouraged to take public transportation to Summer Street. All event activities are easily accessible from the stations on the 4,5,6 line (Lexington Avenue).
You can also walk or ride your bike to Summer Streets. Ride the City can help you plan your bike route to Summer Streets or any New York City destination.