About Summer Streets

Summer Streets 2016

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.

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
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
New York City Fire Department
New York City Police Department
NYC Service
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Major Partners

Vita CoCo

Supporting Partners

Clif Bar
Madison Square Garden
Crunch Gym

Media Partners

Time Out New York

Local Programming Partners

5 Borough Bike Club
American Folk Art Museum
Art of Stepping
Arts Gowanus
Backtrack Vocals
Best Friends Animal Society
Bicycle Utopia
Bike & Roll
Bike New York
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Brooklyn Boulders Foundation
Bryant Park Jugglers
BumbleBee Jamboree
Central Park Siteseeing
Citi Bike
City Stompers
Connor Larkin
Culture Now
Dancing Classrooms
Darrah Carr Dance
Design Trust
Downtown Alliance
Dream Street Theatre Company
Drew and Joanna
Exit 12 Dance Group
Go! Sports
Hector Esrawe
Heidi Latsky Dance
Ignacio Cadena
Jack Sherry
Juanli Carrion
Kelly Wright
Martial Arfs
Materials for Arts
Movement Creative
Municipal Art Society of New York
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of the City of New York
Music With A Message
National Museum of the American Indian
New York Violinist
Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Irish Arts Center)
Niko de La Faye
On Location Tours
Opera Collective
Orin Kurtz
Phone Home
Poets House
Pop-Up Yoga
Receta Secreta
Risa Puno
Robert Anderson Band
School for the Dogs, Animal Training & Education
Sirens of Gotham
Society of Illustrators
Storefront for Art & Architecture
Tai Chi Society
Taliah Lempert
The Afro-Latineers
The Good Dog Foundation
The Other Brothers
Transportation Alternatives
Washington Square Winds
Wheelchair Sports Federation