Streetwalk & Streettalk

Yesterday, summer took to the streets of NYC. For the fourth year in a row, Summer Streets closed Park Avenue connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles, opening up the throughways to bikers, runners, walkers, and bladers alike – all in the company of some fabulous companies and events.  New York minus the traffic, yours for the taking – blissful.  But fear not, if you missed this Saturday you are still in luck, with two more chances to hit the streets – mark your calendars for the next two Saturdays, August 13th and August 20th.

 

The inside scoop from the streets – 

 

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. partakers were able to experience:

 

  • Sand boxes for everyone to enjoy and live sand sculpting by Matt Long of Sand Masters in Foley Square
  • 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.



 

For an even more detailed schedule of classes and events for the coming Saturdays please see: NYC.Gov.com

 

See you on the streets! E


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