About Summer Streets

Summer Streets 2018

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 2017, 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.

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

Department of Transportation

Bridges
DOT Art
External Affairs
Facilities
Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance
Legal Affairs
Manhattan Borough Commissioner’s Office
Mobility Management
Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination
Office of Special Events
Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Safety Education
Sidewalks
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 Environmental Protection
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Sanitation
Department of Youth and Community Development
New York City Fire Department
New York City Police Department
NYC & Co.
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
NYC Parks
Street Activity Permit Office

Major Partners

Nike

Supporting Partners

Bulletproof
Clif Kids
GoGo squeeZ
Hippeas
Honest Tea
Kevita
Krave Jerky
Lifeway
Nuun
NYCRUNS
Obrigado
Purity Organics
Simply Beverages
Skinny Pop

Media Partners

AM NY
NBC 4 New York
Telemundo
Time Out New York

Local Programming Partners

5BBC
Art Students League
Ashley Wasser
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Backtrack Vocals
Ben Rosenblum Trio
Bike & Roll
Bike New York
Brooklyn Boulders Foundation
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Bryant Park Jugglers
Bumblebee Jamboree
Citi Bike
Coexist Music Group
CultureNow
Dana & The Petite Punks
Dance Entropy
Dancing Classrooms
Dayboat Brass Quartet
DCLA Materials for the Arts
Dog Hauz
Dream Street Theatre Company
Eliano Braz
Drumadics Beat-N-Brass Band
El Museo del Barrio
Ensemble Connect: Lizzie Burns and Julia Yang
Ensemble Connect: Rosie Gallagher and Andre Gonzalez
Fogo Azul
Gabriel Aldort
Gazillion Bubble Show
Go! Sports USA
Gibney Dance
Hye-Jeung Kang
HONK NYC
HYPOTHEkids
I LOVE NY
Inti and the Moon
Izaak Mills’ Contemporary Adults
Jade Choi
JHEVERE
Joanna Teters
John James Band
Karikatura Street Band
Madison Square Garden
Manhattan Borough Historian
marie-claire and the boys
Martial Arfs
Moondrunk
Music with a Message
Museum of Arts & Design
Museum of Chinese in America
New York Health & Racquet Club
New York Violinist
Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
Noguchi Museum
NY Botanical Garden
NYC Kids Project
Ori Manea Tahitian Dance School
Pop Fit Kids
Pop Up Yoga
Publicolor
Rite of Spring Duo
Robert Anderson Band
Rudin Management
Skye Steele
Society of Illustrators
Stiletta
Sulene
Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Afro-Latineers
The Blue Dahlia
THE CHINATOWN PARTNERSHIP
The Good Morning Nags
the Hoop Movement
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Urban Studio Unbound
The Poor Cousins
TM Street Band
Transportation Alternatives
Triad Brass
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY
YAZBAND
Wheelchair Sports Federation
WRK NYC