PARK AVENUE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR SUMMER STREETS
ONLY ON SATURDAYS – THREE DATES – TODAY AUGUST 6TH, AUGUST 13TH AND THE 20TH FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM!
Summer time and the walking is easy!
It’s fun to do. Lots of activities like music, a water slide, games, Zipline and lots and lots of people. But, only walkers, bikers, roller bladers, scooters, strollers, skater boarders, etc., are allowed. And, because I live on the UES, a stop at St Bart’s outside restaurant for a Mimosa is definitely in order to stay cool and watch the fun! Event is free – the Mimosa ??? Nope!
From Summer Streets 2016 website -NYC Department of Transportation. Check it out – website below
“Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2015, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage in France and has since inspired other such events around the world such as CicloRecreo Via and London’s Regent Street Summer Streets.
Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.
Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.”
Kay’s Notes: This post is a little late for today’s events – but in plenty of time for the 13th and the 20th.
Important to know: It’s a great walk – see the City along Park Avenue from a different perspective. Police are very helpful because cars still want to go cross town – and there are volunteers with signs that say “stop” or “go” or something like that. Definitely check out the website to see where along the route the activities take place.
Restrooms – Hotels along the way – couldn’t find if they are having any of those portable conveniences. But plenty of Starbucks and other restaurants a block east or west of Park.
Remember it starts at 7 AM and ends at 1 PM.
Disclaimer – I try for correct info on Kay’s Notes – but no guarantees people.