About Summer Streets

Summer Streets 2017

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 2016, 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

Bicycle Greenways and Routes
External Affairs
Energy Management
Green Infrastructure
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
Select Bus Service
Street Ambassadors
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 City Planning
Department of Consumer Affairs
Department of Design and Construction
Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Sanitation
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
New York City Fire Department
New York City Police Department
NYC & Co.
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
NYC Parks
NYC Parks Sustainability Division
NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit and Wildlife NYC
NYC Service
Street Activity Permit Office
Small Business Services
Thrive NYC

Major Partners

Vita Coco
LG QuadWash

Supporting Partners

Clif Kids
Crunch Gym
Nature’s Path
Honest Tea
Purity Organics
Walk at Home
GoGo squeeZ

Media Partners

NBC 4 New York
Telemundo 47
Time Out New York

Local Programming Partners

Allen Sayegh
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Heart Association
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Animal Care Centers of NYC
Animal Haven
Appalachian Mountain Club
Arts Students League of  New York
Asia Society
Backtrack Vocals
Base 15 Studio
Best Friends
Bike New York/ Recycle-a-Bicycle
Bike & Roll
Brooklyn Boulders Foundation
Bryant Park Jugglers
BumbleeBee Jamboree
Carla Torres
Chef John Mooney
Citi Bike
Citymeals on Wheels
City Parks Foundation
Cleaver Company
Climate Museum
Coach Cookie/WRKNYC
Coalition for Healthy School Food
Coexist Music Group
Daily Tous Les Jours
Dancing Classrooms
Design Trust for Public Space
Devin Jano
Discover Outdoors Foundation
Dream Street Theatre Company
Drew and Joanna
Earth Day Initiative
East Coast Greenway
El Museo del Barrio
Elisa Monte Dance
Five Borough Bicycle Club 
Hector Esrawe
Hunter College Urban Planning
Hye-Jeung Kang
I Love NY
Ignacio Cadena
Inti and the Moon
Jennifer Cecere
Jessica Maffia
Kate McLean
Kirk Finkel/Urban Design Lab
Local Roots
Loudest Yeller Bike Tours
Martial ARFS
Mary Mattingly
Mas (Farmhouse)
Materials for the Arts
Montefiore Medical Center
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Municipal Art Society
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Food and Drink
Museum of the City of New York
Music with a Message
National Museum of the American Indian
Neuman's Kitchen
New Museum
New York Cycle Club
New Yorkers for Parks
New York Road Runners
New York Violinist
Noguchi Museum
NY Liberty
NYC Kids Project
NYC Parks Mobile Fitness Unit
NYU Langone Medical Center Sports Performance Center
Phone Home
PopFit Kids
Pop-Up Yoga
Receta Secreta
Robert Anderson Band
Shambala Meditation Center of NYC
Society of Illustrators
South Bronx Farmer’s Market
Surfrider Foundation, NYC
Talk Trash City
Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Afro-Latineers
The Hoop Movement
The New York Botanical Garden
The Other Brothers
The Poor Cousins
Transportation Alternatives
Triad Brass
Urban Studio Unbound
Vegan Chef Janie del Rosario Jimenez
Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer
Village Alliance
Washington Square Winds
Wheelchair Sports Federation