About Summer Streets

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 2014, more than 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.

NYC DOT thanks the other City agencies and organizations who provide vital support for Summer Streets, including:

Department of Transportation
External Affairs
Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance
Legal Affairs
Manhattan & Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioners’ Offices
Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination
Office of Special Events
Safety Education
Traffic and Planning

City of New York

Business Integrity Commission
Citywide Events Coordination and Management
Department of Buildings
Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Department of Consumer Affairs
Department of Design and Construction
Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Parks and Recreation
Department of Sanitation
Street Activity Permit Office
Small Business Services
New York City Fire Department
New York City Police Department
NYC Service

Major Partners

Vita CoCo
American Kennel Club
Whole Foods Market

Supporting Partners

New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital in collaboration with Weill Cornell Physicians
Applegate Farms
Bicycle Habitat
Cabot Creamery
Clif Bar
Honest Tea
Nature’s Path
Organic Valley

Media Partners

Outfront Media
I Heart Media

Local Programming Partners

5 Borough Bike Club
Afrikumba Utibe Drummers
The Afro-Latineers
Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre, Inc.
Art of Stepping
Bike & Roll
Bike New York
Bike MS
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bryant Park Jugglers
Caribbean Cultural Council
Cathy Grier
Central Park Siteseeing
Chancheeta Coggins
Citi Bike
Connie Perry’s Postcard Project
Culture Now
Cupcake Ladies Productions
Dancing Classrooms
Darrah Carr Dance
Eliano Braz
Exit 12
Galdort Gumbo
The Good Morning Nags
Han Chung Eun
Harmony Program
Jack Sherry
Korean Traditional Dance of Choomnoori
Luellen Abdoo
Materials for Arts
Mecca Bodega
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Movement Creative
Music With a Message
The New York Foundling
New York Laughs
New York Violinist
Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
Opera Collective
Orin Kurtz
Poets House
The Poor Cousins
PopFit Kids
The Robert Anderson Band
Rhythmic Impulse at NYU
Rollerblade Rental and Repair
Row New York
Salsa New York
Salieu Suso & Malang Jobateh
SeriousFun Children’s Network
Seventh Heaven Barber Shop
Skate NYC
Staten Island Yankees
Strung Out String Band
Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA/New York City Chapter
Teresa Fellion Dance Performance
Underground Horns
Washington Square Winds
Wheeling Forward