The popular NYC Summer Streets program returns for the first two Saturdays of August, closing seven miles of Manhattan streets to motorized traffic. It turns the car free streets into one long street fair, with music, dance, circus performers, fitness classes and more at rest stops along the route.
From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Central Park, Lafayette Streets, Park Avenue and Park Avenue South will be for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers and walkers from 7am to 1pm on August 7 and 14.
You can ride, run or walk in either direction between 72nd Street and Park Avenue and Chambers Street and PAS, car free and carefree.
Note: Motorized scooters are not permitted on non-motorized Summer Streets.
The annual Summer Streets has grown in popularity each year, with nearly 300,000 people attending past events.
Summer Streets has always been three Saturdays, and was not held last year because of the lockdown, so we are happy it’s back in an abbreviated version.
What’s not abbreviated is the music and dance performances at designated rest stops along the way, activities for kids and families, and more – including a walk-up Covid Vaccination van.
Remember, if you get vaxxed before NYC Homecoming Week later this month, you get a $100 gift card PLUS you are entitled to attend the FREE concerts in all five boroughs.
Bike rentals, fitness classes, performances, arts programming and a variety of free activities for all ages will be offered along the event route at four rest stop locations.
Here’s what to enjoy at each Summer Streets Rest Stop:
Art Stop Photo-Opportunity
Foley Square Rest Stop at Duane/Centre Streets
The series of four designs is inspired by encounters between nature and the built environment and illustrates the vitality and energy of NYC streets combined with the native landscape, fauna, and flora of the artist’s home country, Brazil.
Visit all four Art Stop locations for your chance to see each unique design.
Foley Square Rest Stop: Foley Square Plaza, Duane and Centre Streets
Performances are hosted on the hour from 8AM – 12PM.
Arts & Cultural Hub
Uptown Rest Stop: Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East
Learn more about the City’s exciting arts and cultural offerings and create your own craft to take home.
To better meet New Yorkers where they live, work, go to school, and play, NYC has deployed temporary, roaming vaccination sites across the City.
There will be a Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccination site at Lafayette Street between Duane and Worth Streets. NYC’s Vaccine Command Center will provide FREE Pfizer vaccines at Summer Streets.
Everyone ages 12+ is eligible and no appointment is needed.
Fine other community-based vaccination sites via nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 877-VAX-4-NYC.