This Saturday is your final chance to enjoy Summer Streets

Posted On Fri, August 16, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, August 16, 2019 By In City Living, Events, Manhattan

Photo courtesy of the DOT via Flickr

Now in its 12th year, Summer Streets returns this Saturday for its third and final hurrah, where New Yorkers can experience over seven miles of car-free streets. Park Avenue will be closed from Chambers Street all the way to 72nd, and the path will be open to cyclists and pedestrians alike. Five “rest stops” will be set up along the route, each with different activities, performances, and free snacks.

summer streets, zipline, nycPhoto courtesy of the DOT via Flickr

The NYC Department of Transportation has hosted this free event every year since 2008, closing off seven miles of road to vehicle traffic and offering activities that have included a dishwasher-themed waterpark and a 165-foot zipline. Luckily, the zipline is back this year, along with rock climbing walls, a dog park, fitness classes, and free food sampling from vendors like GoGo Squeez, Chameleon Cold Brew, and Bowery Farming. Last year, the DOT reported that over 300,000 people attended Summer Streets, so there should be no shortage of volunteers.

rock climbing, summer streets, nycPhoto courtesy of the DOT via Flickr

The event will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 3, 10, and 17. The rest stops have locations at 51st Street, 25th Street, Astor Place, Spring Street, and Foley Square. Street closures and parking changes will (of course) be in effect those three Saturdays, but certain thoroughfares will remain open to motor vehicles.

Find more information about this year’s Summer Streets event here.

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