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