Summer Streets Activities

Foley Square Rest Stop

NYC Water on the Go

Lafayette Street between Duane and Worth Streets

Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. With support from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC water will be available at select rest stops. Water will be available for refillable bottles only.

Free Bike Rentals by Unlimited Biking

Lafayette Street between Duane and Worth Streets

Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along Summer Streets, with 100 complimentary bikes at each rest stop.

Rental Details:co

All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis – and attendees are asked to limit their ride to one hour. Should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can feel free to visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South Street.

Reserve in advance to pick up from any Unlimited Biking station on the route or send any questions to sales@unlimitedbiking.com.

Summer Streets Art Stop

Foley Square

Take a selfie in front of a huge 5ft tall by 15ft wide NYC logo, featuring the art of Ebony Bolt. The designs, entitled "Play, Run, Walk, Bike" celebrate the spirit of Summer Streets and the people who enjoy the event. Don't forget to walk, run or bike the rest of the route to find three more pieces in this series. Share on social media with #SummerStreets.

Topo Chico Beverage Zone

Foley Square

Enjoy a refreshing Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water, bottled at the source in Monterrey, Mexico, since 1895.

Dance Party NYC

Foley Square

Summer Streets is an official Dance Party NYC location!

Escape to an island in the City's civic center and enjoy a DJ spinning island sounds from 10am to 1pm, as part of Festival of New York.

Summer Streets Cooling Zone

Centre Street between Duane and Pearl Streets

Take a break at Summer Streets, with lounge chairs and umbrellas or cool off with a stroll through misting and sprinkler features.

Adaptive Basketball Games with the Wheelchair Sports Federation

Centre Street between Pearl and Worth Streets

The Wheelchair Sports Federation invites the public to participate in training sessions and live games or watch an exhibition of practicing adaptive basketball teams. Able bodied individuals are also invited to participate in the sessions with loaner wheelchairs available to the public.

Astor Place Rest Stop

Transportation Alternatives Bike Valet

Lafayette Street at Astor Place

Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives. Leave your bike with attendants and enjoy rest stop activities.

NYC Water on the Go

Lafayette Street at Astor Place

Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. With support from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC water will be available at select rest stops. Water will be available for refillable bottles only.

Taste of Summer

Astor Place between Lafayette Street and Broadway

Stop by Astor Place for a Taste of Summer. Visit a variety of brands offering samples of tasty snacks and beverages.

The Movement Creative

Astor Place Plaza: Lafayette Street at 8th Street

The Movement Creative will build a pop-up parkour playground that encourages family-friendly, creative movement via a unique portable parkour park that will challenge balance, strength, jumping, and climbing skills. Their experienced coaches will share their favorite movement games and skills while providing individualized challenges. The Movement Creative is a nomadic movement studio in New York City that blends the ethos and practice of parkour with a variety of eclectic movement disciplines. The outdoors is our gym, and we use our city to make us stronger. To participate, a parent or guardian must sign a safety and photo waiver.

Fitness Class Stage

Cooper Square between Wanamaker Place and 8th Street

Come meditate, stretch, jump, kick and get your heart rate up at free fitness classes. Participants are encouraged to bring personal yoga mats for Just Like Om sessions and fitness mats for other classes which may involve floor work.

Fitness Class Schedule - August 6

Fitness Class Schedule - August 13 & 20

Rose Hill Rest Stop

Bike Repair with the Five Boro Bike Club

Park Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets

The Five Boro Bike Club will offer free bike repair at the Rose Hill Rest Stop. Whether you are new to cycling, a commuter seeking new adventures, or an avid cyclist, we have rides for you. Quite simply, when you ride with the 5BBC, you ride with friends. Our rides are more than just getting there and back; they are an experience to be shared. We accommodate all skill levels. For beginners and casual cyclists we offer "happy face rides" that will get you off and rolling. For intermediate cyclists, we have rides that will push you further than you have gone before. For advanced cyclists, you can let loose and fly on our quick spins. We have short 10-20 mile jaunts and longer 75+ mile treks. Our rides are safe, led by trained and experienced leaders who will motivate and encourage you. Before each ride we discuss safety and perform our famous two minute bike check. Most of our rides use the point-drop-sweep system so you won't get lost. If you have a mechanical issue on the ride, we will help you fix it or see to it that you get safely home.

Summer Streets Art Stop

East 26th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Take a selfie in front of a huge 5ft tall by 15ft wide NYC logo, featuring the art of Ebony Bolt. The designs, entitled "Play, Run, Walk, Bike" celebrate the spirit of Summer Streets and the people who enjoy the event. Don't forget to walk, run or bike the rest of the route to find three more pieces in this series. Share on social media with #SummerStreets.

Dance Party NYC

East 26th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Summer Streets is an official Dance Party NYC location, as part of Festival of New York. Walk, run or bike to this Summer Streets rest stop and enjoy a DJ spinning NYC favorites from 10am to 1pm.

NYC Water on the Go

Park Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets

Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. With support from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC water will be available at select rest stops. Water will be available for refillable bottles only.

Summer Streets Accessibility Station

Park Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets

This station provides information about the Summer Streets event and activities, along with other helpful accessibility resources. Translation services are provided for Spanish, Chinese, and American Sign Language.

DSNY Trucks of Art

East 27th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

The NYC Department of Sanitation partnered with volunteer artists for Trucks of Art, a new public art project that transformed five 23-ton collection vehicles into roving works of art. These heavy-duty machines offer nearly 400 square feet of "canvas," and artists leveraged the trucks’ sides, front and back in their works. Trucks of Art will highlight the importance of sustainability and honor New York’s Strongest, the workforce that keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean, while adding a bit of flair to neighborhoods as we serve them. Because the Department is leading New Yorkers to send zero waste to landfills, artists were challenged with using recycled house and spray paint that was collected and salvaged from our SAFE Disposal events. The trucks will be on display at various events throughout the summer, then put into regular service rotation starting in September.

NYC DOT Truck’s Eye View

East 27th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

NYC DOT's popular Truck's Eye View activation is returning to Summer Streets. Children and adults can climb into a parked truck to experience a truck driver's perspective on the roadway. Visit the Vision Zero information tent for safety information and giveaways. Special thanks to our partners, the NYC Department of Sanitation and Sprague Energy, for the trucks used in this year's activation.

Learn to Ride with Bike New York

East 27th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Learn to Ride-Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Spaces are limited.

Please register in advance to guarantee participation. When creating an account for registration, make sure you enter the participating child's name and birth-date in the 'Personal Info' section.

Two classes will be held each Saturday:

  • 8:30am to 10am
  • 11:30am to 1pm

Transportation Alternatives Bike Valet

East 26th Street at Park Avenue

Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives. Leave your bike with attendants and enjoy rest stop activities.

Free Bike Rentals by Unlimited Biking

East 27th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along Summer Streets, with 100 complimentary bikes at each rest stop.

Rental Details:

All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis – and attendees are asked to limit their ride to one hour. Should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can feel free to visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South Street.

Reserve in advance to pick up from any Unlimited Biking station on the route or send any questions to sales@unlimitedbiking.com.

NYC DOT Bike Helmet Fitting

East 27th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

NYC DOT Safety Education will provide free, properly fit bike helmets at Summer Streets. Helmets are available while supplies last. Bike maps and bike safety information will be available.

Explore NYC Rainwater with Naik Group

East 26th Street at Park Avenue

Participants are invited to pour water into a large display that shows the paths of raindrops falling on city asphalt and green space. Learn about sustainable urban design and engineering projects and take home giveaways.

A special workshop for children and families presented by Naik Group.

Midtown Rest Stop

Transportation Alternatives Bike Valet

East 51st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives. Leave your bike with attendants and enjoy rest stop activities.

NYC Water on the Go

East 51st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. With support from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC water will be available at select rest stops. Water will be available for refillable bottles only.

Art and Culture Hub

Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East

Participate in a variety of fun and interactive workshops geared towards children ages 2 and up hosted by some of the City’s most coveted arts and cultural institutions. Learn more about the City’s exciting arts and cultural offerings and create your own craft to take home.

Special thanks to Rudin Management for hosting the Arts and Cultural Hub at Summer Streets 2022.

August 6

August 13

August 20

Midtown Performance Stage

Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East

Listen to a diverse array of musical, theatrical and dance performances at the Midtown Performance Stage located on Rudin Plaza.

Thanks to Rudin Management for their support.

August 6

August 13

August 20

Summer Streets Art Stop

Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue at 52nd Street/East

Take a selfie in front of a huge 5ft tall by 15ft wide NYC logo, featuring the art of Ebony Bolt. The designs, entitled "Play, Run, Walk, Bike" celebrate the spirit of Summer Streets and the people who enjoy the event. Don't forget to walk, run or bike the rest of the route to find three more pieces in this series. Share on social media with #SummerStreets.

ZING! Kids Fitness

East 51st Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Zing! provides fun-powered experiences to help kids feel amaZING through movement, mindset, and play. Join Zing! instructors for interactive, confidence-boosting Zing! Fit classes for kids 4-11, Zinger Fit games & challenges, and more! Visit zing-kids.com for more information. To participate, a parent or guardian must sign a safety and photo waiver.

GoGo Squeeze

East 51st Street at Park Avenue/West

GoGo Squeeze will be on site, sampling their kids’ applesauce products. Enjoy a healthy snack after taking part in family-friendly art, music and fitness.

Upper East Rest Stop

Water Station

East 81st Street at Park Avenue/West

Stay hydrated at Summer Streets. Stop at the Upper East Rest Stop to refill your water bottle with NYC water.

Fitness Class Stage

East 81st Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Come meditate, stretch, jump, kick and get your heart rate up at free fitness classes. Participants are encouraged to bring personal yoga mats for Just Like Om sessions and fitness mats for other classes which may involve floor work.

Fitness Class Schedule August 6

Fitness Class Schedule August 13

Fitness Class Schedule August 20

Fit Club NY

East 81st Street at Park Avenue/West

Visit Fit Club NY, a physical therapy and sports performance company with locations in Flatiron, Williamsburg and Astoria. Staff will provide physical therapy and recovery services for event attendees. Whether you're running, biking, taking fitness classes, or just casually enjoying the Summer Streets route, this stop is for you.

Black Girls Do Bike

East 81st Street at Park Avenue/East

Join Black Girls Do Bike and learn more about biking in NYC. From riding tips, to bike repairs, and bike tours along the Summer Streets route stopping at a few black historical spaces. This group is a great resource for women and is like a pep squad on wheels!

Free Bike Rentals by Unlimited Biking

Northwest Corner of Park Avenue and 81st Street

Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along the seven miles of Summer Streets, with 100 complimentary bikes at each rest stop.

 

Rental Details:

All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis – and attendees are asked to limit their ride to one hour. Should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can feel free to visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South Street.

Reserve in advance to pick up from any Unlimited Biking station on the route or send any questions to sales@unlimitedbiking.com.

Uptown Rest Stop

Art and Culture Hub

East 109th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Participate in a variety of fun and interactive workshops geared towards children ages 2 and up hosted by some of the City’s most coveted arts and cultural institutions. Learn more about the City’s exciting arts and cultural offerings and create your own craft to take home.

August 6

  • Event Trivia and Coloring with Ebony Bolt: Meet NYC-based artist Ebony Bolt and pick up your own print copy of a unique event illustration. Use the illustration as a guide to uncover your favorite Summer Streets activities and discover new landmarks along the route.
  • Macrame and Fabric Braiding with Wendy Gonzalez and Carol Paik Art Lives Here
  • The Naji Play Machine with Naji

August 13

  • Event Trivia and Coloring with Ebony Bolt: Meet NYC-based artist Ebony Bolt and pick up your own print copy of a unique event illustration. Use the illustration as a guide to uncover your favorite Summer Streets activities and discover new landmarks along the route.
  • Tree Casting with Susan Stair and Art Lives Here
  • The Naji Play Machine with Naji
  • Workshop with Studio Museum in Harlem

August 20

  • Event Trivia and Coloring with Ebony BoltMeet NYC-based artist Ebony Bolt and pick up your own print copy of a unique event illustration. Use the illustration as a guide to uncover your favorite Summer Streets activities and discover new landmarks along the route.
  • Live Model Sketching with Arcadia Caraballo and Art Lives Here
  • The Naji Play Machine with Naji
  • Workshop with Harlem Needle Arts

Uptown Pop-Up Performances

East 109th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Listen to a diverse array of musical, theatrical and dance performances at the Uptown Performance Center located on 109th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.

August 6

August 13

Water Station

East 109th Street at Park Avenue/West

Stay hydrated at Summer Streets. Stop at the Uptown Rest Stop to refill your water bottle with NYC water.

Go! Sports USA

East 109th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Join Go! Sports USA for inline skating at Summer Streets. Free skate rentals and protective gear will be available and Go! Sports instructors will be on hand to teach you the basics or help you hone your skating skills.

NYC Parks Play Mobile

East 109th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

The play mobile has been serving Manhattan Borough communities for many many years. We provide jumbo games such as Connect Four, Chess, Checkers and Jenga, as well as a mini obstacle course, sports activities and arts and crafts activities.

August 20

Summer Streets Art Stop

East 109th Street at Park Avenue/West

Take a selfie in front of a huge 5ft tall by 15ft wide NYC logo, featuring the art of Ebony Bolt. The designs, entitled "Play, Run, Walk, Bike" celebrate the spirit of Summer Streets and the people who enjoy the event. Don't forget to walk, run or bike the rest of the route to find three more pieces in this series. Share on social media with #SummerStreets.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

East 109th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

Enjoy Flatbed Follies presented by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Uptown Rest Stop. The mission of Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is to bring joy and wonder into the world. They are founded upon a respect for circus tradition and a drive to create new work that speaks to contemporary American culture.

August 20

  • 9am to 9:45am
  • 10:30am to 11:15am
  • 12pm to 12:45pm