Get ready for another year of car-free Summer Streets, because the time is almost here!
In it’s 12th year, Summer Streets will return for the first three Saturdays of August (3rd, 10th, and 17th). For those unfamiliar with the event, Summer Streets is a pedestrian and cycling haven where almost 7 miles of Park Avenue is closed off to cars. This year, the car-free road will span from Foley Square all the way up to East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
According to the DOT, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets last year, and they expect a similar turn out this year! During the hours that the streets are closed (from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.) there will be various activities taking place along the designated route stops at Duane Street, Spring Street, Astor Place, 25th Street, and 51st Street. Some of these include a 165-foot zip line, sports zone, rock climbing wall, free workouts, a dog park, yoga, a dance festival, and more.
On August 3rd specifically, there will be a Handstand Stunt taking place hosted by the international yoga pioneer and Physical Therapist Lara Heimann, who is setting out to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ current record of 399 people doing a handstand at the same time! The event will take place at Foley Square (on the corner of Lafayette Street and Worth Street), and the first 400 people to check in will get a gift. It’ll take place from 8:45 a.m. until 9:15 a.m., so be sure to arrive early! Or feel free to register early here.
featured image source: NYC DOT
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