Activities at Summer Streets

Browse the activities from Summer Streets 2016.

Uptown Rest Stop
Midtown Rest Stop
Astor Place Rest Stop
SoHo Rest Stop
Foley Square Rest Stop

Uptown Rest Stop


Each week Citibank’s “Make it Here” activation will feature new and exciting interactive programming. During week one, enjoy the beat of New York with live performances and a NYC inspired playlist. In addition, visit this activation for an opportunity to win Today Show Citi Concert Series Tickets. Stop by the Uptown Rest Stop on week two to sample and celebrate local restaurants delights including tastings by Daniel Jackson, Executive Chef at the MoMA Cafes’‎. Citi blue Sno-cones will also be offered to cool you down on a hot Summer Street’s Saturday. On the last day of Summer Streets during week three, share your New York love story on social media for an opportunity to win prizes and be featured on the Digital Mosaic board. Be sure to include the hashtags #makeithere and #citisummerstreets. A mobile charging station will also be available for you to charge up your phone all three Summer Streets Saturdays!

Hallmark Channel 'Sounds of the Shore’

Stop by and transport yourself from the busy streets of NYC to a quiet and restful seaside town – the setting of Hallmark Channel’s new summer series, ‘Chesapeake Shores.’ Sit in Adirondack chairs or hang out on the pier and listen to soothing coastal sounds. To sweeten your escape, Hallmark Channel will have vending machines where you can “Tweet for a Treat” and enjoy free popsicles and a chance to instantly win $100!

Nike ‘Unlimited NYC’

All NYC athletes are invited to join Nike experts to reach their full athletic potential each weekend. Participate in free play and a soccer tournament on August 6th, test your speed down a 60 meter custom track on August 13th and jump start your day with an athlete inspired training workout on August 20th all on the streets of New York City. Through Nike's partnership with Marathon Kids there will be special 1-mile runs designed just for young athletes with Marathon Kids staff, Nike coaches and Pacers on hand to discuss with the benefits of using Nike+ app.


The 165'-long, 30’-high zipline will return to Summer Streets this year and will be positioned at a new location on 53rd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The Bryant Park Jugglers will also be entertaining Summer Streets participants as they wait in line from 11 am - 12 pm.

Zipline Line Participant Information
  • Zip Line is first come, first served.
  • Individuals must weigh between 50 – 250 lbs to participate.
  • Participants must sign a safety and photo waiver to participate.
  • Participants must register for a timeslot at the Uptown Rest Stop and are encouraged to arrive before 8 am to obtain a slot.
  • Colored bracelets are distributed to denote the registered timeslot.
  • Bracelets are only good on the date and time indicated.
  • You must check-in within the first 15 minutes of your timeslot.
DOT Safety Zone

The DOT Safety Zone will host a variety of educational activities about shared streets and will feature the popular Truck’s Eye View, in which children and adults can climb into a parked truck to experience a truck driver’s perspective on the roadway. Visit all of the activities to have your passport stamped.

DOT Arts & Culture Hub

A variety of fun and interactive workshops will be presented within the DOT Arts & Culture Hub at Rudin Plaza. Visit with some of the City’s most coveted cultural institutions to learn about their exciting offerings and create your own craft to take home! Special thanks to Rudin Management for hosting the Arts & Culture Hub at Summer Streets.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 6 American Folk Art Museum “Families & Folk Art”
Participants will handle objects from the Museum's Touch Collection, and receive materials to create their own quilt inspired, two-dimensional artwork, focusing on shape, pattern, and color.
August 6 Publicolor “Color and Creativity”
The Color Theory workshop teaches kids how to use, mix and combine colors. How well do you know your colors? Answer all questions correctly and win a prize. Choose from an assortment of coloring pages and color away! Colored pencils will be provided.
August 6, 13, 20 Museum of the City of New York “Pushing Buttons: NYC Activism”
Take photos in front of the Mobile Community Booth, which features a life-size photo of a classic New York Scene. Share with friends via social media.
August 6 Society of Illustrators “Draw and Groove Party”
The Society of Illustrators celebrates the art of illustration past, present and future. Stop by to learn about exhibits, lectures, workshops and film screenings. While there, meet a few award-winning illustrator members and engage in a project for visitors of all ages! 
August 6 Recycle-a-Bicycle “CYCLE CRAFT”
Make something fun and fascinating from small parts of a bicycle. Combine beads with chain links to make a key chain or use an inner tube to string them together and turn these same pieces into a bracelet.
August 6 Materials for the Arts
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Create unique bouquets and flowers from reusable materials such as drinking straws, strips of fabric, and telephone chords. Everyone walks away with a beautiful abstract creation that is perfect for a summer day!
August 13 Risa Puno “Win or Lose”
“Win or Lose” is an interactive multi-player version of a Plinko-style carnival game that is free to play, but the participants must agree to be stamped with “WINNER” or “LOSER” based on the outcome of the game. Depending on the outcome of your game, win the chance to wear a temporary badge of honor or shame by literally putting some skin in the game.
August 13, 20 National Museum of the American Indian “Inspired by Native/Indigenous Design”
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution illuminates through exhibitions and programs the diversity of Native peoples of the Americas, from the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of Patagonia. Join NMAI staff to learn about the various enriching programs offered at the museum. Participate in a fun activity to enhance your understanding of Native People of the Plains. There is also an opportunity to win a prize!
August 13 ArchForKids “The Big Build”
Construct your dream house, a bridge, a towering skyscraper – all out of boxes! Follow simple patterns to make a structure or build your own daring design. Facilitated by ArchForKids, which provides hands-on, minds-on learning experiences grounded in architecture and design.
August 13 Design Trust for Public Space :: NYC DOT “Under the Elevated”
For over two years, NYCDOT and the Design Trust for Public Space have partnered to revive and optimize spaces below the city’s elevated transportation infrastructure. Speak with DOT and Design Trust about a number of the pilot projects and toolkit amenities in the works.
August 13, 20 Taliah Lempert “Street Smart-Bike Art”
Get those kids coloring the world’s most perfect machine. Make unique, beautiful bike art that you can take home using markers and stamps with artist Taliah Lempert.
August 20 Poets House “Poets House Imagination Station”
At the Poets House Imagination Station, children and families can play with language and create poems with giant magnet poetry, poetry mad-libs, and more. Children’s poet and performer Charles Waters will bring poetry to life with his original rhymes.
August 20 Arts Gowanus Come join Arts Gowanus to make art en plein air (outside in the fresh air) that documents our vibrant city and this festival. Celebrate the working artists and creativity that make NYC so special.
August 20 Groundswell “Visualize Your Artist Skills”
When building a scaffolding structure, pins are used to hold up the system. At Groundswell, our programming centers are the symbolic pins of mural-making process. Skills that allow our youth artists to succeed, like vision, accountability, design, empathy, communication and research. Create a symbolic representation answering the question, “What is the most important skill to have as an artist?” Be as abstract, creative, literal and colorful as you want.
City of New York Programming

Participate in fun workshops and visit with City agencies to learn more about their exciting initiatives that are happening throughout the five boroughs.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 6, 13, 20 The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment + On Location Tours Stop by the MOME + On Location Tours tent to pick up a TV & Movie self-guided tour map to follow in the footsteps of your favorite TV and movie characters.
August 6 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bring your kids to the DOH tent to learn about Active Design in New York City!
August 13 NYC Department of Sanitation Come meet and take pictures with the NYC recycling characters. Be sure to post your photo on social media!
August 6, 13, 20 NYC DOT Adopt-a-Highway Learn more about the NYC DOT Adopt-a-Highway program while picking up cool DOT swag.
August 6, 13, 20 NYC DOT Sidewalks Talk to the NYC DOT Sidewalks crew to learn about City streets.
August 6 Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Visit MOIA to learn about IDNYC, a free ID card for NYC residents over the age of 14, regardless of immigration status.
August 20 NYC Department of Parks + Recreation Temporary Art Program with artist Juanli Carrion “Teosinte” is a gastronomic workshop that reflects on the history and symbolism of corn, a plant first domesticated in Mexico more than 10,000 years ago, through economic domination and colonialism.
August 6, 13, 20 ThriveNYC One in five Americans suffers from a mental health condition at any given time. Here in NYC, we’re taking that statistic seriously and mobilizing the resources we need to prevent and treat mental illnesses. ThriveNYC is the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation.
August 13, 20 The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Spin the “health wheel” for the opportunity to win temporary tattoos, sunscreen, and nylon fans!
August 13 GreeNYC Grab a free GreeNYC water bottle when you pledge to Bring Your Own and stay hydrated all day with Birdie by your side! Looking for more small steps you can take to save money and energy at home, at work, or on the go? You’ll find plenty right here.
Bicycle Utopia, “Bike Art Party” - August 6th

Located on the east sidewalk on Park Avenue between between 52nd Street and 53rd Street, the “Bike Art Party” is an interactive pop-up bike portrait activity organized by Bicycle Utopia. Participants are invited to get their pictures taken “biking” in New York City, choosing from a selection of cityscapes from the past, present and future.

Dance, Theatre and Musical Performances

A diverse spread of musical, theatrical and dance performances will take place at the Uptown Stage located at 51st Street and Park Avenue.

Time August 6th August 13th August 20th
8:00 am - 9:00 am Tai Chi Society Tai Chi Society (*8:30 am - 9:30 am) Tai Chi Society (*8:30 am - 9:30 am)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Washington Square Winds    
9:40 am - 10:10 am Sirens of Gotham BumbleBee Jamboree New York Violinist
10:20 am - 10:50 am Receta Secreta DreamStreet Theatre Company Poets House
11:00 am - 11:30 am The Afro-Latineers Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Irish Arts Center) Opera Collective
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Robert Anderson Band City Stompers Art of Stepping
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Stiletta Dancing Classrooms Exit 12 Dance Group
Central Park Sightseeing Bike Rental

Central Park Sightseeing will provide free bike rentals throughout the day.

Bike & Roll Bike Rental

Bike & Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 65 bikes will be available at the rest stop.

Transportation Alternatives Bike Valet

Transportation Alternatives will provide free bike valet on the east sidewalk at 52nd between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue.

Timed Guided Walking Tour Information

Explore the art and architecture of Park Avenue and beyond, alongside seasoned art and architectural historians, on timed, guided walking tours, which start at various rest stops during the three day event. All tours are available on a first come, first served basis. In order to participate, follow the links below to reserve a spot in advance. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants; therefore, only individuals who sign up will be allowed to participate on the tours.

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Film + On Location Tours
Saturday, August 6th, 13th and 20th, SOLD OUT
Kate Walker, “NYC TV & Movie Tour”
Meeting Location: Park Avenue between 50th Street and 49th Street (Waldorf Astoria)

Join On Location Tours and tour guide Kate Walker as you explore TV & Movie Locations located around the City. The tour features the most recent locations used by TV shows and movies, but also includes classics such as sites from Friends, Seinfeld and Ghostbusters. On Location Tours is a one-of-a-kind sightseeing company that offers unique TV and movie-themed bus tours in New York City and Boston. Visit Sign up for future tours here.

Municipal Art Society Tours

Since 1956, experts in New York City's architecture, art, urban history, preservation, geography, neighborhoods and street life have led acclaimed walking tours throughout the city-from the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to Brooklyn’s Coney Island, and everywhere in between. Join MAS tours to explore buildings, parks, art and the neighborhoods that make New York, New York. Unless otherwise noted, tours last approximately two hours and proceed rain or shine. Links to participate in a tour are listed below.

First Saturday

Saturday, August 6th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, SOLD OUT
Jean Arrington, “City Beautiful and Benevolent: Gramercy Park to Stuyvesant Square”
Meeting Location:
Midtown Rest Stop, NW corner of 24th Street and Park Avenue
A single block along the south side of East 23rd Street has four thrift resale shops that support humanitarian causes and this unique cluster is the hold-over of a long history of humanitarian initiatives located in this area. Join MAS as you explore several grand, turn-ofthe-20th-Century headquarters of such organizations as the Russell Sage Foundation and the Charity Organization Society. The tour will examine a Carnegie branch library, a Quaker school, and two former vocational schools for girls, both started by philanthropic efforts and then made part of the public school system. You will experience, within the bustling capitalism of our city, this oasis of concern for all.

Second Saturday

Saturday, August 13th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, SOLD OUT
Alan M. Engler, “Mansions, Money and Scandal: Gilded Age Splendor on the Upper East Side”
Meeting Location:
Uptown Rest Stop, NW corner of 68th Street and Park Avenue
Residential architecture of the Gilded Age is probably better represented in the area covered on this tour than anywhere else in New York. Join MAS for an informative and entertaining walk focusing on the history and architecture – and scandals– of New York in the Gilded Age. See how names like Frick, Vanderbilt, Richard Morris Hunt and McKim, Mead and White have left their mark in this neighborhood. From Huguette Clark, to the crime of the century, see what you’ve been missing when you walk through these streets.

Third Saturday

Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, SOLD OUT
Deborah Zelcer, "Decked Out on Park Avenue: Period Lobbies and New York Glamour”
Meeting Location:
Uptown Rest Stop, SE corner of 51st Street and Park Avenue
Step off the sidewalk and back in time, to glamorous early 1900's New York. Explore the backdrop of that romantic and high living era by joining MAS to view period lobbies in landmarked buildings, including the Waldorf Astoria, the Fred French building, the former NY Central Railroad Headquarters Building (Helmsley Palace), and magnificent Grand Central Terminal.

Midtown Rest Stop

A Taste of Summer Sampling Zone
Stop by the Taste of Summer Sampling Zone for yummy treats! The following vendors have confirmed participation at this year's sampling activation: Cabot, Nuun, Gardein, Daiya, and Clif. Each vendor will offer free samples throughout the day.

Clif Kid Bike Park

Kids are welcome to test their skills at the Clif Kid Bike Park. Ride over a number of obstacles, either with your own bike or one provided by Clif, and as a reward, grab a Clif bar as proof that you overcame this challenge!

Learn to Ride Classes for Kids and Adults by Bike New York
Never riden a bike before? Stop by for a quick lesson and leave confident in your new skills!

Dance, Theatre and Musical Performances
A diverse spread of musical, theatrical and dance performances will take place at the Midtown Rest Stop located on East 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue.

Times August 6 August 13 August 20
9:00 am - 9:30 am Pop-Up Yoga Pop-Up Yoga Pop-Up Yoga
9:40 am - 10:10 am Pop-Up Yoga Pop-Up Yoga Pop-Up Yoga
10:20 am - 10:50 am Connor Larkin JHEVERE Orin Kurtz
11:00 am - 11:30 am Kelly Wright Phone Home Backtrack Vocals
11:40 am - 12:10 pm The Other Brothers Music With A Message Darrah Carr Dance
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Moondrunk Evolfo Drew and Joanna
Hand-cycle Demonstration

Test out a hand-cycle on an organized bike circuit on 24th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue and tell us about your experience. Your comments will help NYC DOT with the possible development of a citywide hand-cycling initiative in the near future. Participants will be able to test a hand-cycle model, a high profile prototype, which allows for easy transfers between a wheelchair and the hand-cycle. People of all abilities are encouraged to join and take a hand-cycle for a ride. There are weight and height limitations for this activity. We ask that all interested parties be able to independently transfer on and off the hand-cycle.

DOT Helmet Fittings

Over the course of three weekends, DOT Safety Education plans to fit between 3,000 and 5,000 helmets. Stop by the west side of 24th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue for your free helmet!

Bike + Roll Bike Rental

Bike & Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 65 bikes will be available at this rest stop.

Rollerblade Rental and Repair by Go! Sports

Go! Sports will provide free rollerblade rentals at the rest stop.

5BBC Bike Repair

Five Borough Bicycle Club will provide free bicycle repair.

CitiBike Information & Education

Learn more about the CitiBike Program and become a member today!


Learn more about the “GrowNYC Zero Waste Programs,” which includes recycling, the NYC curbside collection program, and other collection opportunities like composting, electronic waste, and textile recycling in the City.

Astor Place Rest Stop


Each week Citibank’s “Make it Here” activation will feature new and exciting interactive programming. During week one, test your athletic prowess by running with Team Citi and the Mets. Summer Streets participants can virtually race a U.S. Olympian, meet three time U.S. National Champion and 2016 U.S. Paralympic Hopeful Scout Bassett, as well as Mrs. Met and pick up some Mets and Olympic swag from the social media vending machines. Week two will feature New York fashion label Vespertine and national brands as they showcase their innovative Fash-tech. On the last day of Summer Streets during week three, share your New York love story on social media for an opportunity to win prizes and be featured on the Digital Mosaic. Be sure to include the hashtags #makeithere and #citisummerstreets. A mobile charging station will also be available for you to charge up your phone all three Summer Streets Saturdays!

Paws and Play Dog Park

Bring your furry friends to the Paws and Play Dog Park located at Astor Place for a chance to make new friends and play with fellow dogs of New York! Dogs are invited to roll around on a grassy knoll, splash around in small pools, test their skills in an agility course and play within a dog park alongside their owners. All rules that apply to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation’s dog parks apply to the Paws and Play Dog Park. Fun and playful programming will be presented for you and your pooch by the following organizations: The Good Dog Foundation; Best Friends Animal Society; School for the Dogs, Animal Training & Education Center; and Martial Arfs. Visit for a wagging good time!

Paws and Play Dog Park Rules
  • Monitor, control, and accompany your dog at all times.
  • No dogs in heat. Closely monitor non-neutered males as other males may react aggressively toward them.
  • Prong, choke, and spike collars may not be worn.
  • Dogs involved in a fight must leave the area until all parties calm down.
  • Discourage barking, especially early morning.
  • Children under ten must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated against rabies, and free from all communicable diseases.
  • Use caution when bringing food into the area. No glass containers allowed.
“Los Trompos (Spinning Tops),” by designers Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena

“Los Trompos (Spinning Tops)” designed by Mexican-based design team, Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, is named and modeled after the popular children’s toy. The structures, fabricated using nylon rope woven in traditional Latin American patterns, will only spin when two or more individuals work together to generate speed.
For more information download the Los Trompos (pdf).

SoHo Rest Stop

Fitness Classes

Come stretch, jump, kick and get your heart rate up at free fitness classes with Crunch gym. *Crunch will provide 20 yoga mats for all yoga classes but we also encourage participants to bring one from home.

7:00 am Sunrise Salutations Rise and shine, morning glory and wake up to the power of the sun. Skip the caffeine and jump-start your day with a class that builds strength and flexibility with every pose.
7:30 am Vinyasa Yoga Vinyasa means breathing systems. Vinyasa Yoga synchronizes movement with breath, linking the postures together into a dynamic practice. All levels are welcome.
8:00 am BARE BARE is the only barefoot balance training workout that is uniquely designed to improve balance, posture and strength – all while creating a strong lean body from the ground up. Created by a certified podiatrist – this class combines the benefits of Pilates, yoga and barefoot balance training through a series of moves that tones your glutes, increases total body strength and sculpts your physique.
8:30 am Absolution The perfect core strengthening solution:  concentrated ab-centric floorwork paired with deep restorative stretching.
9:00 am Pilates Mat A series of exercises based on the work of Joseph Pilates to strengthen and lengthen muscles with a focus on the body core.
9:30 am Belly, Butt and Thighs Bootcamp Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two-part intensive class that features a series of exercise combinations that target, you guessed it - your belly, butt, and thighs.
10:00 am Brazilian Burn & Firm Pilates We’re taking it to Brazil in this unique Pilates inspired workout that will shimmy your waistline and tighten your boom boom. Feel the burn while you firm as you work your muscles more efficiently by combining Pilates-inspired standing moves with light hand weights and traditional Pilates mat exercises on the floor.
10:30am Cardio Grooves Fuse hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a high energy, calorie blasting, total body dance based workout designed to tone your body from head to toe.
11:00 am POUND ® Channel your inner performer and rock your body with this modern-day fusion of movement and music. Drum along to a slammin' soundtrack using Ripstix™ – weighted drumsticks designed to transform drumming into a fat burning, full body interval workout that will leave you dripping sweat.
11:30 am Aerobics with Attitude Some say leave your attitude at the door, we say bring it to your workout. This free-spirited dance based cardio class will help you lose your inhibitions and let your inner diva run wild.
12:00 pm Masala Bhangra ® This class blends the high energy dance moves of Bhangra and Bollywood into a fun and heart-pounding workout–Indian-style!
12:30 pm Tabura Tabura is a Swahili name for training used to improve military endurance and strength in Africa. This intensely fun class uses kickboxing combinations and basic West African dance moves set to hot Tribal House music and a live drummer. Get ready to burn massive calories and become a true powerhouse warrior..
Bike + Roll Bike Rental

Bike & Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 65 bikes will be available at this rest stop.

5BBC Bike Repair

Five Borough Bicycle Club will provide free bicycle repair.

DOT Street Ambassadors

Get Street Smart with the NYC DOT Street Ambassadors. Stop by our Cleveland Street station and play with our larger-than-life dominoes or our Velcro Street Mix set to learn how DOT designs city streets. Pick up a free prize while you’re at it!

Parkour Fitness Demonstrations

The Movement Creative will provide demonstrations on using our streets and the surrounding infrastructure as spaces for healthy exercise and fitness.

Museum of Chinese in America “Dragon Boat Crown Making”(*August 6th and 20th)
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival and races by designing a wearable, dragon-inspired crown. Dot its eyes to awaken the inner dragon in you!

Storefront for Art and Architecture (“Manhattanisms”) (*August 13th)
The workshop builds upon Storefront’s current exhibition, “Sharing Models: Manhattanisms,” to explore how we understand the ideas and places that we share as city residents. Participants will play with Manhattan’s grid, buildings, parks and spaces, creating their own models and proposing innovative visions for the city’s future.

Foley Square Rest Stop

Vita Coco Beach featuring the Beachside Slide

Returning to Summer Streets this year is Vita Coco’s Beachside Slide, a nearly 300-foot water slide based at “Vita Coco Beach” located at the Foley Square Rest Stop. Vita Coco gives you the chance to slide through the streets of New York City on an inner-tube and cool off during the hot summer days. Right next to the three story water slide is the Vita Coco Beach where you can take a swing in a hammock, hang out at the Beach Bar and enjoy some refreshing coconut water, or relax in the sand (yes, there is real sand!) and listen to live music from the DJ booth. There will also be games including corn hole and giant Jenga, as well as morning yoga sessions starting at 9 am.
Online pre-registration is required to ride the slide. There is no registration onsite. To register and for further information, please visit the Beachside Slide Registration page.



Where is Beachside Slide located?

Beachside Slide will be part of the Vita Coco Beach at Summer Streets, located at Foley Square, at the intersection of Centre Street & Lafayette Street.

When can I register to slide on each Summer Streets Saturday?

Registration for August 6 opens on August 1 at 12 pm
Registration for August 13 opens on August 8 at 12 pm
Registration for August 20 opens on August 15 at 12 pm

What time does the Beachside Slide start and end?

The Beachside Slide runs from 7 am – 1 pm with registration available for each hour. Riders must be present for 30 minutes before their scheduled timeslot. The last time slot is from 12 pm - 1 pm. Riders cannot enter the line queue after 12:30 pm.

What if I am no longer able to attend?

Unfortunately, you are unable to transfer your registration to another person.


How much does it cost to participate?

Rides at Summer Streets are FREE thanks to Vita Coco Coconut Water!


Is there an age or height limit?

All who are over 46 inches tall and 5 years or older are invited to slide, but remember if you’re under 18, you’ll need to get a sign off from your parents.

Is the slide wheelchair/handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, no.

Do I need a tube to slide?

All participants are required to slide on the inflatable tubes provided by Vita Coco.

What do I wear?

All participants must wear appropriate attire such as: bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts, cover-ups at all times. No jeans or clothing with rivets allowed.

What do I bring with me?

Make sure you bring your printed e-ticket. Please limit your personal belongings. There are NO LOCKERS or places for storage so plan to bring a friend who can hold your belongings, or leave them at home! The City of New York and Slide the City are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Can my child ride with me?

For safety reasons, all children must ride on their own tube; but we do have a lane just for kids and their parents.


  • All participants must sign a safety and photo waiver before entering the slide.
  • All participants must be over 46” tall.
  • All participants must be at least 5 years of age at time of ride.
  • All participants must wear appropriate attire such as: bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts, cover-ups at all times. No jeans or clothing with rivets allowed.
  • Flip flops or water shoes are recommended but all shoes must be held while riding the slide.
  • No person having any contagious disease or infectious condition such as: sores or inflamed eyes, a cold, nasal or ear discharge, cuts, boils or other evident skin or other bodily infection shall enter the slide.
  • Urinating, expectorating or blowing the nose, or allowing human waste is prohibited.
  • No running is allowed on the line queue, slide, ramp or at the bottom of the slide at any time.
  • No pets allowed on the slide.
  • No glass permitted on the slide.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall enter the slide.
  • Keep your hands inside of the lanes.
  • Unsupervised use by children is prohibited.
  • Follow the instructions of the attendant or lifeguard.
  • No standing, kneeling, rotating, chain-riding, or stopping in lanes.
  • Sliding shall be performed only in a feet-first position.
  • Emergency telephone number for police, fire, and hospital is 911.

Restricted Items on the Slide:

  • Sharp objects
  • Denim and clothing with rivets
  • Selfie sticks
  • Cell phones/electronics
Wheelchair Sports Federation's Adaptive Basketball

The Wheelchair Sports Federation will offer Summer Streets participants the opportunity to participate in training sessions and live games, or watch an exhibition of practicing adaptive basketball players. Loaner wheelchairs are available to the public for participation in the activities.

MSG/New York Liberty

The New York Liberty will be on site. Stop by and learn more about this amazing NYC team!

Brooklyn Boulders Foundation / The Movement Creative Adaptive Obstacle Challenge
Come test your skills on this unique obstacle course featuring a mix or Parkour (free running), climbing and scrambling on an urban obstacle course for people of all abilities.

On Display/CitiSummerStreets,” by Heidi Latsky Dance (26 Federal Plaza) (Saturday, August 6th, 13th and 20th: 10:30 am and 11:45 am).
Titled “On Display/CitiSummerStreets," choreographer Heidi Latsky of Heidi Latsky Dance has created a living sculpture court from human bodies. A cast of physically diverse individuals will be positioned throughout 26 Federal Plaza for Summer Streets participants to walk around and observe as they pose in classical sculpture-inspired positions.
For further information download the On Display/Federal Plaza (pdf).

“M2B, Beijing-New York,” by Niko de La Faye (Saturday, August 6th, 13th and 20th) (10 am – 10:30 am: Foley Square Rest Stop, 11 am – 11:30 am: Midtown Rest Stop and 12 pm – 12:30 pm: 72nd Street and Park Avenue)
Created by French artist Niko de La Faye, “M2B, Beijing-New York” is a mobile kinetic sculpture that will travel along the Summer Streets route. The sculpture, housed on the back of the tricycle, is a traditional representation of the universe that is found in both Eastern and Western cultures. The sculpture itself has been fastened to a traditional Chinese tricycle. Originally fabricated in 2012, the sculpture has traveled 3,400 km between Beijing and Hong Kong.
For further information download the M2B, Beijing-New York (pdf).

Historical Reenactors
Dr. and Mrs. Franklin will be meandering around Foley Square. Be sure to grab a photo!

Bronx Museum of the Arts Workshop - *August 20th
Swing by the Bronx Museum’s tent to learn how to craft a button.

Culture NOW Art + Architecture Self-Guided Walking Tours
Summer Streets participants can pick up two different maps or download the Culture Now app called CultureNOW’s Guidebook to the Museum Without Walls to learn more about the public art and architectural gems located along the Summer Streets route. Participants can discover the unique buildings and public art that are nestled on Park Avenue from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge on foot, while listening to podcasts by well-known architects and artists.

Department of Design and Construction: The Art and Construction of NYC’s Water Supply

Have you ever wondered how water gets to your faucet? Join New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and our STEAM Initiatives to learn about water distribution through hands-on art, architecture and engineering activities for kids of all ages. Finished works will be displayed temporarily at our nearby construction site. DDC works with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to replace and extend water mains to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to clean water. Our work with DEP brings New York City’s infrastructure up to date, increasing the safety and resiliency of our city’s renowned water supply.

Shared Streets: Lower Manhattan - August 13th
NYCDOT in partnership with the Downtown Alliance is excited to launch Shared Streets: Lower Manhattan on Saturday, August 13th from 11 am - 4 pm. The historic streets of Lower Manhattan will be transformed into a shared street zone where motorists will be encouraged to drive 5mph and will share the streets with pedestrians and cyclists. Come explore an array of cultural programming and local business offerings throughout the streets and public spaces in Lower Manhattan! Visit the Shared Streets: Lower Manhattan Tent at Summer Streets from 7 am – 1 pm on August 6th and 13th for information about how you can participate at the Shared Streets event on August 13th.

NYC City Store Summer Streets Kiosk

Visit the pop up NYC City Store kiosk during the hours of 10 am and 4 pm all three Saturdays of Summer Streets! Purchase one of the brand new Staten Island Ferry t-shirts or other NYC memorabilia.

Bike marshals provided by Bike NY Hallmark