Summer Streets is returning once again for the first three Saturdays of August (6th, 13th, and 20th). For those unfamiliar with the event, Summer Streets is a pedestrian and cycling haven where more than 8 miles of Park Avenue is closed off to cars. This year, the car-free road will span from Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem.
According to the DOT, nearly 300,000 people take advantage of the open streets each 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 rest stops which include:
- Foley Square: Lafayette Street and Center Street
- Astor Place: Astor Place and Lafayette Street
- Rose Hill: Park Avenue and East 26th/27th Streets
- Midtown: Rudin Plaza and East 51st Street
- Upper East: East 81st Street
- Uptown: East 109th Street
Some of these activities include a dance party, food and drink tastings, fitness classes, and interactive workshops. You can find a full list of the activities that will be taking place here.
On the first day of Summer Streets, August 6th, Citi Bike will even be offering free day passes! You can use the code SUMMER22 in the Citi Bike app to receive unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike for 24 hours.
Also published on Medium.