Looking for something inexpensive and fun to do this weekend? NYC brings you Summer Streets!
Summer Streets takes place on consecutive Saturdays in the summer (the 2011 dates are August 6, 13 and 20) from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. The 2011 route connects the Brooklyn Bridge with Central Park, with recommended spurs along low-traffic streets to the Hudson River Greenway, Harlem and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish.
Summer Streets takes a valuable public space – our City’s streets – and opens them up to people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides more space for healthy recreation and is a part of NYC’s greening initiative by encouraging New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.
Below are some of the fun activities during these three Saturdays:
- Sand boxes for everyone to enjoy and live sand sculpting by Matt Long of Sand Masters in Foley Square, plus sand sculpting lessons.
- Learn how to build the perfect sand castle: Sand sculpting workshops each day at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12 p.m.
- Free bicycle and rollerblade rentals.
- Rock climbing wall at the REI Adventure Zone at Spring Street.
- Bike helmet giveaways and an interactive truck safety activity.
- Storytelling activities hosted by StoryCorps at Foley Square.
- Guacamole making demonstrations hosted by Chipotle at 52nd Street.
- Whole Foods Family Picnic Area at 24th Street.
- Summer Streets Cook-Off on August 6.
- Learn to Ride bicycle classes offered by Bike New York.
- Free Bike Valet parking.
- Free performances from the Fringe Jr. Festival in Foley Square.
Last but not least, check out some of the activities/classes listed for tomorrow’s (8/6/11) Summer Street Day.
For more info?! Visit NYC.gov
Have a great weekend!