Walk, Bike, and Run Along 7 Miles of Car-Free NYC Streets

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Get out and about in New York city for the 12th Annual NYC Summer Streets event! Summer Streets will open 7 miles of city blocks, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. Pedestrians, cyclists, and joggers can enjoy free food, fitness classes, performances, and art workshops all in the middle of an NYC Avenue.

To become a sponsor or local partner, contact Emily Colasacco at SummerStreets@dot.nyc.gov

Volunteers are needed to assist with marshaling the route, directing participants, and running a safe and fun event. Register online here.

Tips + Guidelines

Residents and businesses should be prepared for the adjustments for these three Saturdays in August: August 3, 10, and 17.

Crosstown Street Access to Motor Vehicles in Union Square: 14th Street, 23rd Street, 10th Street, 9th Street

  • Consider scheduling deliveries and pick-ups on Friday and/or after 2 PM on the three Summer Street Saturdays 

  • Notify your clients and customers ahead of time and invite them to participate in the festivities

  • Parking will be restricted along the route beginning at 11 PM the night before each event through 2 PM the day of the event. You are encouraged to plan ahead and observe posted parking restrictions

  • Access to garages on side streets WILL be possible

  • Noise volumes will be kept low throughout the event with not amplified sound before 10 AM

  • Buses will be rerouted along the Summer Streets route; look for posted signs or visit mta.info for more information

  • Major crosstown streets will be open to traffic and most crosstown buses will remain unaffected

  • Subways along the route will remain unaffected by the event

  • No parking regulations will be in effect from 11 PM the Friday evening before each event until 2 PM the day of the event

  • Street closures will begin at 6 AM with streets reopening at 1:30 PM on the day of each event

summer streets activities

The event attracts 300,000 people over three Saturdays in August. Activities and activations within it are free and designed for people of all ages and abilities. Having the initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle with sustainable forms of transportation + provide a family and pet friendly atmosphere, Summer Streets celebrates New York City’s public spaces and dynamically built environment.

Free activities include fitness programming, family activities, giveaways + samplings, arts + musical entertainment, cultural programming, and brand activations. Previous sponsorhip activations have involved an inflatable water park, ziplines, a city picnic area, free bike repairs, obstacle courses, dog parks, water slides, and mini golf!

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