NYC's Summer Streets Returns to Transform 7 Miles of Road Into Public Park

On the first two Saturdays in August, seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike

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Summer Streets is returning to New York City in August for its 13th year after a brief hiatus last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The otherwise busy Manhattan streets will be turned into a 7-mile-long park for two Saturdays this year for people to play, run, walk and bike for the first half of the day.

The event runs from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, along Park Avenue and Lafayette and Center streets. The fun begins Saturday, Aug. 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will also be held the following Saturday. 

As in previous years, there will be several rest stops along the path that have activities and refreshments.

The activities for the 2021 event have yet to be announced, but all will be free for New Yorkers and "designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully."

In years past, Summer Streets activities have included mini golf, an obstacle course and even a zip line.

For the 12th year, Summer Streets is the place to be complete with a zipline, dancing, activities for your kids and pets...the list goes on! Kick it off in Foley Square with Lara Heimann, LYT Yoga creator, and even participate in a Guinness Book of World Records' standing record of 399 people doing a handstand simultaneously. Jordyn Rolling is giving us the scoop on the can't-miss extravaganza.
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