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Summer Streets Uptown Performance Stage
- Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East
Listen to a diverse array of musical, theatrical and dance performances at the Uptown Performance Stage located on Rudin Plaza.
- 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: New York Violinst
- 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Afro Brazil Arts
- 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Wildlife Theater
- 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Rockness Music
- 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
Kid Fitness Zone
- 51st Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Specially designed for children ages 2 to 12. Jump, vault, climb, crawl and learn Parkour alongside The Movement Creative, challenge yourself on an urban functional obstacle course hosted by Pop Fit Kids or work out right on the streets of New York City with the NYC Parks Fitness’ Play Mobile.
To participate in the Kid Fitness Zone, a parent or guardian must sign a safety and photo waiver.
NYC PARKS PLAY MOBILE (August 17)
The NYC Parks’ Mobile Recreation Program offers organized activities at events that are free and open to the public. These include community festivals, fairs, free programs, and other related events. The vans provide free activities for all New York City residents of all ages. From May to October, teams of trained Parks’ Staff travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City to provide structured and supervised activities. Play Mobiles are stocked with a variety of games and toys that are suitable for children, including games, balls, crafts, and more.
NYC DOT PEDESTRIAN RAMPS PROGRAM (August 17)
New York City Department of Transportation is committed to making our pedestrian space safe and accessible for all road users and developed a program dedicated to surveying, upgrading and installing new pedestrian ramps citywide. Stop by to learn more about the importance of pedestrian ramps for all New Yorkers.
DOT BICYCLE UNIT (August 17)
NYC Bicycle Unit is responsible for planning and managing the city’s 1100+ miles of bicycle facilities. In 2017, NYC DOT’s Bicycle Unit installed an unprecedented 25 miles of protected bicycle lanes as well as 66.3 miles of dedicated cycling space throughout all five boroughs of the city. DOT Bicycle Unit tent will be available to speak about the street improvement projects and the city-wide bicycle safety plan. Staff will illustrate projects with posters and distribute literature (Bike Maps, Bike Smart Guides
VISIONS SERVICES (August 3, 10 and 17)
How does a blind person safely negotiate New York City sidewalks and cross the streets? Come meet mobility instructors from VISIONS Services for the Blind and find out.
CENSUS 2020: SHAPE YOUR FUTURE (August 10 and 17)
Stop by Census 2020 to hear about how the census is safe, easy and important! Learn how the decennial census will shape your future for the next ten years. Find out about Census 2020 jobs. We have materials to share and staff available to answer all questions.
NYC TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION (TLC) (August 3 and 17)
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), created in 1971, is the agency responsible for licensing and regulating New York City’s Medallion (Yellow) taxi cabs, for-hire vehicles (community-based liveries, black cars and luxury limousines), commuter vans, and paratransit vehicles. TLC is traveling citywide in Summer 2019 to educate the riding public about two of our newest initiatives, our new Office of Inclusion and our FHV Accessibility rules.
In 2018, the TLC worked with the City Council to create the Office of Inclusion, a dedicated team of staff members who will work to eradicate service refusals through education, outreach and prosecution. Service refusals in the taxi and for-hire vehicle sector continue to be a serious problem in New York City, and drivers face losing their license if they don’t pick up a passenger because of their race, ethnicity, destination, disability, sexual orientation, or gender. In addition, TLC’s new FHV Accessibility rules require all car service companies (bases) in NYC to provide wheelchair accessible service to passengers if requested. This means that passengers are able to request a wheelchair accessible vehicle from any of the hundreds of car services in NYC, including apps like Uber and Lyft, at no additional cost compared with a non-wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Learn more about DOT’s efforts to improve the public realm by participating in interactive workshops and demonstrations lead by agency staff.
The DOT Safety Zone will host a variety of educational activities about Shared Streets and will feature the popular Truck’s Eye View, in which children and adults can climb into a parked truck to experience a truck driver’s perspective on the roadway. Visit all of the activities to have your passport stamped and to earn giveaways.
Midtown Performance Stage
- 25th between Park and Madison Avenues
Listen to a diverse array of musical performances at the Midtown Performance Stage to keep your foot tapping as you take a beat from running and cycling along the route for a bit of entertainment and refreshments.
- 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Dahka Band
- 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: WASS
- 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Damn Tall Buildings
- 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Baby Soda Jazz Band
- 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: John James Band
This is also where all the FREE bike stations are, including FREE repairs, FREE rentals and FREE helmet checks.
FREE bike repair. Whether you are new to cycling, a commuter seeking new adventures, or an avid cyclist, learn about riding with the 5BBC, from short 10-20 mile jaunts and longer 75+ mile treks. All rides are safe, led by trained and experienced leaders who will motivate and encourage you.
With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along the seven miles of Summer Streets, with 75 complimentary bikes at each rest stop. All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. It is available on a first come, first serve basis – and should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods for an hour free bike rental: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South street, or reserve in advance here
Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.
Learn to Ride-Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Spaces are limited. Please register here in advance to guarantee participation. When creating an account for registration, make sure you enter the participating child’s name and birth-date in the ‘Personal Info’ section.
FREE helmet fitting. Over the course of three weekends, DOT Safety Education plans to fit between 3,000 and 5,000 helmets. Stop by the west side of 24th Street between Park and Madison avenues to be custom-fitted for your free DOT Vision Zero bike helmet. This is a popular giveaway so make sure to arrive early to guarantee a helmet. The line will close at noon in order to complete fittings by the end of the event at 1 pm.
CITY PICNIC: FOOD AND BEVERAGE SAMPLING
Stop by the City Picnic’s Food & Beverage Sampling Zone for yummy treats and refreshing beverages. Grab free samples from vendors throughout the day. Make sure this is your first stop in order to beat the crowds in the later morning hours.
- Astor Place and Lafayette Street
Children under 12 enjoy a fun, free flowing 2-wheel experience in this pop-up playground. Theree are easy to navigate features and tunnels for young riders to work on their bike handling skills in a unique, playful space. And of course, FREE samples of CLIF Kids Z-Bar Filled flavors, including nut free product options.
The most incredibubble show in the world! Bubble lovers of all ages are delighted with an unbubblievable experience, awashed with a bubble tide, and perhaps even find themselves inside a bubble. Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again.
You have to experience it to bubblieve it! Experience the Gazillion Bubble show’s exclusive interactive Bubble Garden. Join the fun by making bubbles of all sizes and learning new bubble tricks that will amaze and dazzle you
Summer Streets Dance Festival
For the first time in Summer Streets’ history, DOT Art & Event Programming is curating a dance festival at the Astor Place Rest Stop in partnership with local dance companies to bring the theatre out onto the street making dance accessible to all! Watch, discover, and immerse yourself in a variety of dance genres including: ballet, modern, contemporary and traditional.
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: MICHIYAYA Dance
/wē/ (excerpt): “/wē/” is a collective study on gender identity through a femme-identifying lens that rids the binary, embraces the inner self and builds without walls. States of transcendence, embodiment, neutrality and autonomy are explored as MICHIYAYA Dance interweaves thoughts, memories, and dreams.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Gleich Dances
Esprit de Corps de Boogie: Ballet is breaking out in this playful slant on tradition. Professional dancers and volunteers perform traditional group work, from which individuals break free until everyone is part of a celebration of ballet as a contemporary dance form. Music ranges from classical to pop and rock.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Accent Dance NYC
Project Connect: Dances to Unify: Accent Dance NYC is a collective of international dancers, choreographers, and teaching artists who bring dance to New York City and neighboring schools and community centers. Their dynamic mixed bill includes elements of ballet, tango, hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance, and shows that people of diverse nationalities, races, genders, and sexual orientation have all found freedom of expression through movement. Dancers are from Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, and the United States, and offer a multicultural feast of movement and music while also inviting audiences to participate in the choreography.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Jody Oberfelder Projects (Dance Walking Tour)
Object Place (for Astor Place): “Object Place (for Astor Place)” is a participatory work that heightens awareness of the inner energy of a place, objects and people. The audience will meet the Astor Place triangle and processes en masse following prompts, to the renowned cube sculpture by Tony Rosenthal. Five performers guide the audience in an interactive experience bringing attention to traveling bodies in time and history. What do we leave behind as we move? Are there traces of memory? The audience becomes part of the charged space, perceptually attuning themselves to subtle and phenomenal shifting contexts.
- Reserve your spot HERE.
- Spring Street and Lafayette Street
Rock Wall & Fitness Zone: FREE Workouts
- Cleveland Place between Spring and Kenmare Streets
Come meditate, stretch, jump, kick and get your heart rate up at free fitness classes. Participants are encouraged to bring personal yoga mats for Pop Up Yoga sessions each Saturday
- Fitness Class Schedule
- 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Pop Up Yoga
- 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: WRKNYC
- 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Athleta
- 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: DJ Got Me Fit
- 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Hyrox
Physical Function Screens: The NYU Langone Health’s Sports Performance Team will be taking their clinical expertise to the streets! SPC clinicians will be taking participants through evidence based movements to help identify muscular imbalances, instability and/or limitations in mobility that can affect health and athletic performance.
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DOG PARK & AGILITY COURSE
Kenmare Street between Cleveland Place and Mulberry Street
Bring your furry friends to the Dog Park & Agility Course for a chance to make new friends and play with fellow dogs of New York. Dogs are invited to roll around on a grassy knoll, splash around in small pools, test their skills in an agility course and play within a dog park alongside their owners. All rules that apply to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation’s dog parks apply to the Summer Streets’ Dog Park.
At Summer Streets 2019, Martial Arfs will have an agility course set up for owners and their dogs to have fun while working on both obedience and fitness. Through dog agility, we teach obedience on the move. By providing this outlet for your dog who loves to run, jump and play, they improve their behavior in the process. It’s a fantastic way to develop the bond and improve communication with your furry friend..
Looking for a new furry friend, or even just a good puppy snuggle? Visit Animal Haven’s table, where you can meet some adorable dogs available for adoption and learn more about Animal Haven’s work rescuing and rehoming dogs and cats. Animal Haven is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, the animal shelter is located at 200 Centre Street in Manhattan. The shelter also provides programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. Find Animal Haven Shelter on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @animalhaven.
For more information, including a route map and street closure information, visit NYC.gov/SummerStreets.
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