For three Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC thoroughfares, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be closed to traffic as part of the city’s annual Summer Streets program. And this year’s event has some pretty adventurous offerings, including a 270-foot waterslide, rock-climbing wall, and a 165-foot-long zipline. Guests will also get to visit Manhattan’s first-ever water park on the Upper East Side, courtesy of LG Electronics. The giant inflatable park, called LG QuadWash™ Water Park, will measure 30-feet wide by 50-feet long and it’s designed to look like both the interior and exterior of LG’s new dishwashers, including cutlery-shaped slides, jet stream sprinklers, and “3rd rack” monkey bars.
The water park is set for Park Avenue between 70th and 71st Streets. According to Summer Streets:
The water park will feature obstacle courses continuously soaked by powerful jet streams, massive slides in the shape of cutlery, and hanging glide rails for kids of all ages to zoom down into pools of water. Participants will be able to hang from the “3rd Rack” or use the “Glide Rail” slide, zones that were modeled after the LG QuadWash EasyRack™ Plus system, which adjusts to just about any load of dishes. LG will also set up cabañas where people can sit, relax and watch the water park action.
Entry is free, but those wishing to enter the water park will need to queue up in order to register for a time slot.
In addition to opening up the streets for pedestrians and bikers, this year’s Summer Streets roster includes an adventure zone with wilderness survival workshops; a cultural hub with arts and crafts classes from the likes of the Noguchi Museum, Society of Illustrators, and local artists; an obstacle course with an eight-foot-tall bouldering wall; a 165-foot-long, 30-foot-high zipline; a series of historic walking tours from the Municipal Art Society; a slew of fitness and meditation classes; mini golf; food and beverage tastings as well as cooking classes; and a myriad of performances and art installations.
Summer Streets will take place on August 5, 12, and 19 from 7am to 1pm. The route begins at Lafayette and Chambers Streets near the Brooklyn Bridge and travels up Lafayette Street and Park Avenue until it reaches its terminus at East 72nd Street and Central Park.
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