Activities at Summer Streets

Activities at Summer Streets

We are excited to announce a variety of new activities for Summer Streets 2014. Download this year's Event Guide for a taste of this year's event!

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

Uptown Rest Stop

DOT Safety Zone

DOT Safety Zone will host a variety of educational activities about shared streets.

PAWS and Play Dog Park

Bring your furry friends to the PAWS and Play Dog Park located on the east side of 52nd Street & Park Avenue for a chance to make new friends and play with fellow dogs of New York! All rules that apply to the Department of Parks & Recreation’s dog parks apply to the Summer Streets Dog Park. 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.

The Course of Emotions: A mini-golf experience by Risa Puno

Artist Risa Puno will present an interactive 9-hole mini-golf course. Each hole presents a different emotional obstacle such as, worry or jealousy. Hidden within the cheery colors and plastic grass, visitors test their ability to handle precarious obstacles like, a seesaw platform or a par-40 maze that literally spells "Frustration." Handy scorecards categorize players based on their final scores under the following categories: "Like a Rock," "On the Brink" or "Total Basketcase." For more information, Course of Emotions (pdf).

Trumpet City: Park Avenue by Craig Shepard (August 2nd, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Musician Craig Shepard will be joined by 91 trumpet players along Park Avenue between 45th Street and 72nd Street. Three to four trumpet players will be positioned on each city block. The musicians will play a one hour piece between the hours of 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 2nd. The piece is a blanket of sound with a single melody made up of long tones perforated by silence. The music is designed to resonate together with the sounds of traffic, inviting people to enjoy the sounds they often pass by every day. For more information, Sound Performances (pdf).
Find excerpts to sound files for Trumpet City here: Trumpet City Park Avenue Excerpt 4

Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans – Art Display Case Exhibit

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Madeline publication, the New-York Historical Society presents an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks by the beloved schoolgirl’s creator Ludwig Bemelmans. In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition also features Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book. Artist Adrienne Ottenberg created Bemelmans' New York: A map of his favorite haunts, some still here and some departed, to map significant locales in his and Madeline's New York life. DOT Art partnered with the NYHS to present reproductions of three of Bemelmans’ artworks, along with Ottenberg’s map on three art display cases installed on the east side of 21st Street and Park Avenue, the west side of 46th Street and Park Avenue and the west side of 55th Street and Park Avenue for the month of August. Visit all three sites to walk in Bemelmans’ shoes and Madeline’s Mary Janes!

NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling

DSNY will be on-site to help the public learn about composting, waste prevention, clothing donation and electronics recycling, and will also offer fun activities for kids.

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's Shape Up Program

DPR will be on-site offering free yoga and fitness classes throughout the day.

Bike Rental

Bike and Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 50 bikes will be available at this rest stop.

Athletes Club Challenge

Are you up to the challenge? Athletes Club will have be providing a fun and interactive way to earn a variety of different prizes.

Stage Performances*

A diverse spread of musical, theatrical and dance performances will take place at this stage.

Time August 2nd August 9th August 16th
9:00 am – 9 :30 am Musical Performance by Salieu Suso and Malang Jobateh Teaching and Lessons by Bryant Park Jugglers
9:30 am - 10:00 am Musical Performance By The Poor Cousins Musical Performance by Caty Grier: NYC Subway Girl Teaching and Performances by Bryant Park Jugglers
10:00 am – 10:30 am Musical Performance by Yaz Band Musical Performance by Leah Coloff Bollywood Fitness Class by Doonya
10:30 am – 11:00 am Percussion Performance by Mecca Bodega Dancing Santaizi by TAANY Santaizi Troupe Musical Performance by Matt Pana
11:00 am – 11:30 am Musical Performance by Robert Anderson Band Musical Performance by Charly and Margaux Dance Performance by Yung-Li Dance Company
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Teaching and Performances by Bryant Park Jugglers Drum Performance by Afrikumba Musical Performance by The Vocalists
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Teaching and Performances by Bryant Park Jugglers Musical Performance by Karikatura Comedy Wrestling Performance by Cupcake Ladies Productions
*Performances subject to change
*Performers participating on August 9th are from the roster of the MTA Arts for Transit Music Under New York (MUNY) program.

Park Avenue Tunnel

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Dive by Jana Winderen

Norwegian artist Jana Winderen will create a 7-block long immersive sound installation within the Park Avenue Tunnel using sounds recorded from shallow to deep underwater environments in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, USA, Thailand, and most recently around the equator in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Ms. Winderen records sounds made by crustaceans, fish and mammals using sensitive hydrophones. She hopes to create a lively environment by producing sound pockets of different habitats that the public would experience as they ‘dive’ further into the tunnel. For more information, Dive (pdf).

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Park Avenue Tunnel Information

We are excited to host "Dive" by Norwegian artist Jana Winderen within the Park Avenue Tunnel for Summer Streets 2014.

Here are a few helpful hints on planning your visit:

  • The Tunnel will OPEN at 7 am and CLOSE at 12:30 pm.
  • Summer Streets participants may only enter at the south end of the tunnel and exit at the north end of the tunnel.
  • Summer Streets participants must join the line located on the NE corner of Park Avenue and 32nd Street in order to enter the Tunnel.
  • At the discretion of Summer Streets staff, the tunnel can be CLOSED or entry refused at ANY TIME due to capacity limitations or other safety concerns.
  • Before entering the Tunnel:
    • ALL bags may be subject to search
    • There will be no bag storage.
    • Duffel bags and large backpacks will not be permitted
  • Bicycles, scooters and dogs are NOT permitted in the tunnel.
  • Participants with disabilities using hand-cycles will be permitted to enter the tunnel on their hand-cycles.
  • Strollers are permitted but subject to search.
  • Bicycle self-park stations at owners' risk (DOT strongly advises locking bicycles) will be available on the east and west sides of 31st Street and the west side of 32nd Street.
  • Your cooperation, patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we enhance and expand our efforts to make your visit to Summer Streets safe and enjoyable.

Midtown Rest Stop

Whole Foods Market City Picnic

The following vendors have confirmed participation at this year's Whole Foods activation: Whole Foods, Applegate Farms, Daiya, Honest Tea, Steve's Ice Cream, Organic Valley, Nature's Path, Gardein, Chia Co., Sweet Leaf Tea and Morningstar Farms. Each vendor will offer free samples throughout the day. In addition, Seeds in the Middle and Healthy School Food will present unique interactive healthy eating demonstrations.

Time August 2nd Time August 9th Time August 16th
10:12 am – 10:30 am Kids Exercise Class by Cardio Kool Kids 10:00 am – 10:10 am Whole Foods Market: Welcome & Kickoff 10:10 am – 10:10 am Whole Foods Market: Welcome & Kickoff
10:30 am - 10:45 am Demo by Veggiecation from the NY Coalition for Health Fund 10:20 am - 10:25 am Emcee: General Announcements 10:10 am - 10:25 am NY Coalition for Healthy School Food by Yoli Ouiy
10:50 am – 11:05 am Demo by Seeds in the Middle 10:25 am – 10:40 am NY Coalition for Healthy Food by Sally Graves “Super Market Fairy” 10:25 am Emcee: Into to Creative Kitchen
11:10 am – 11:25 am Fitness demo & Nutrition talk by Omowale Adewale from the NY Coalition for Health School Fund 10:40 am – 10:45 am Emcee: General Announcements 10:25 am - 10:40 am The Creative Kitchen by Cricket Azima
11:25 am – 11:40 am Vegan Summer Desserts demo by Jenne Claiborne from the NY Coalition of Health School Food 10:45 am - 11:05 am Little Rockers Band by Kids Band 10:40 am – 10:45 am Emcee: General Announcements
11:45 am – 12:05 pm Demo by Creative Kitchen 11:05 am – 11:10 am Emcee: General Announcements 10:45 am – 11:00 am NY Coalition for Healthy School Food by Omowale Adewale
12:07 pm – 12:27 pm Food Demo by Asphalt Green 11:10 am – 11:25 am NY Coalition for Healthy School Food by Omowale Adewale (Vegan MMA/Boxer) 11:00 am – 11:05 am Emcee: General Announcements
11:25 am- 11:30 am Emcee: General Announcements 11:05 am – 11:20 am Moringstar Farms by Chris Santos
11:30 am – 11:45 am Whole Foods Market Culinary Center by Catherine Chen 11:20 am – 11:25 am Emcee: General Announcements
11:45 am - 11:50 am Emcee: General Announcements 11:25 am – 11:45 am Cardio Kool Kids by Jessica Maiuzzo
11:50 am – 12:05 pm Taza Chocolate by Taza Chocolate 11:45 am – 11:50 am Emcee: General Announcements
12:05 pm – 12:25 pm Little Rockers Bands by Kids Band 11:50 am – 12:10 pm Whole Foods Market Culinary Center by Min Liao
12:25 pm – 12:30 pm Emcee: General Announcements/Thank You 12:05 pm – 12:15 pm Emcee: General Announcements
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Whole Foods Market Culinary Center by Min Liao

CitiBike Information & Education

Learn to Ride Classes for Kids and Adults by Bike New York

Free Bike Repair by 5 Borough Bike Club

DOT Helmet Fittings

Over the course of three weekends, DOT Safety Education plans to fit between 3,000 and 5,000 helmets.

Rollerblade Rental and Repair by Rollerblade

Bike Rental

Bike and Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 50 bikes will be available at this rest stop.

Astor Place Rest Stop

Cigna Recovery Zone

Come take a fitness class with Cigna and take a break in the Recovery Zone!

Cigna Class Schedule
Time August 2nd, 9th and 16th
7:00 - 7:30 am Bendable Body
7:30 - 8:00 Sunrise Salutations
8:00 - 8:30 Body Art
8:30 - 9:00 Balanced Body Yoga
9:00 - 9:30 Yoga Unplugged
9:30 - 10:00 Brazilian Burn n' Firm Pilates
10:00-10:30 Pon De Flo
10:30 -11:00 Ab Attack
11:00-11:30 Retro-Robics
11:30-12:00 Hard Knocks
12:00-12:30 pm Masala Bhangra

My (Our) Way by Nick Tobier (August 16th, 8:00 am and 10:00 am)

Performance artist Nick Tobier will hand out fifty to one hundred small music boxes to organized participants, as well as random passersby to play the tune 'My Way' in unison just south of the Astor Place rest stop at both 8 am and 10:00 am. Participants will play the 20 – 30 minute piece around Astor Place on the small music boxes and converge at the steps of the Public Theater. The performance will take place on Saturday, August 16th. For more information, Sound Performances (pdf).

Decorative Fence Crafting with NYC Department of Design and Construction

DDC invites families to beautify Astor Place/Cooper Square with onsite craft activities and onsite walking tours. The resulting artwork will be displayed onsite on construction fences in a temporary exhibit showing off the unique talent and contributions of Summer Street participants. The activity is open to all ages. Dates: 8/2 and 8/9 8 am-1 pm.

Architectural and Public Art Self-Guided Walking Tours

Summer Streets participants will be able to pick up two different maps or download the Culture Now app on their phone 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 of well-known architects and artists.

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.

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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 Harlem to Red Hook and everywhere in between. Join MAS tours to explore buildings, parks, art and the neighborhoods that make New York, New York. Unless otherwise noted, most tours last approximately two hours and proceed rain or shine.

Saturday, August 2nd, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Matt Postal, Midtown Modern Tour (MAS)
Meeting Location:
 Uptown Rest Stop, Northwest corner of 52nd Street and Park Avenue

New York City is considering an ambitious and controversial rezoning of Manhattan's central business district, from 57th Street to 39th. This walk with architectural historian Matt Postal, concerns Mid-Century Modernism. Starting from the north, we'll compare masterpieces and minor works, including set-back and slab-style office buildings designed by such leading firms as Emery Roth & Sons, Kahn & Jacobs, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

Reserve your spot for Midtown’s Modern Architecture.

Saturday, August 9th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peter Laskowich, New York City: A Gateway (MAS)
Meeting Location:
 Foley Square Rest Stop, Southwest corner of Duane Street and Lafayette Street

New York is mother of exiles. Nearly half of all Americans today trace their lineage through Ellis Island and of the 12 million who made it through Ellis Island, one-third remained in New York City. Why did they come? What did they find? How did they make it? An understanding of Manhattan's growth explains why it was the Lower East Side that grew into the nation's main immigrant district, and how its center came to be occupied by today's Courthouse District. We see how conditions within the tenements inspired a visiting nurse to lead the way in establishing as common the practice of birth control in the United States. Our walk through the district shows that within decades the Irish Five Points became in turn the Jewish quarter, then Little Italy and now Chinatown, and eventually something else again. Never before has there existed a city like this, so welcoming of forsaken people regardless of circumstance. And so it falls to the Lower East Side to accept the lonely, the miserable and the lost from around the world and turn them into Americans. "Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me," reads the poem at the base of the great statue. This is New York as engine of history's greatest migration.

Reserve your spot for New York City: A Gateway.

Saturday, August 16th, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Judy Richeimer, Public Art in New York's Civic Center (MAS)
Meeting Location:
  Foley Square Rest Stop, Southwest corner of Duane Street and Lafayette Street

The art around New York’s Civic Center proclaims the history of our city and nation, with styles ranging from the classically grand, to the modern and playful, and to the timeless and serene. Among the works that we will see and discuss in depth on this tour are Philip Martiny's sculpture for the Beaux Art Hall of Records (now the Surrogate's Courthouse); Beverly Pepper’s totemic Manhattan Sentinels and Sol LeWitt's eye-popping Wall Drawing 746, both created for the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building; Tony Rosenthal’s monumental 5 in 1, enlivening One Police Plaza; and Danh Vo's conceptual We The People, currently on view in City Hall Park. And no civic art tour would be complete without a glimpse of Audrey Munson, aka, “Miss Manhattan,” model (so it seems) for nearly every piece of inspirational public sculpture of the early twentieth century. Additionally, a good portion of the tour will be devoted to the various pieces addressing the discovery of the African Burial Ground, including Lorenzo Pace’s moving, history-driven Triumph of the Human Spirit and the burial ground itself. The tour will end as it begins, with a discussion about art no longer on view in this district – banned, right here in New York City.

Reserve your spot for Public Art in New York's Civic Center.

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First Saturday

Saturday, August 2nd, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Joseph Lengeling, Park Avenue South/South Park Avenue: Grand Central to Union Square (AIA)
Meeting Location:
 Meet in front of Pershing Square Cafe under the viaduct immediately across the street from Grand Central Terminal at Park Avenue and 42nd Street. Joseph will be wearing his signature red AIA baseball cap.

Between the two clocks, that is the grandiose clock face that embellishes the south façade of Grand Central Terminal, and the modern interpretation of time the artists have used to mark the façade at the terminus of Central Park South at 14th Street, lies an architectural encyclopedia of New York at its best. From Stanford White, Cass Gilbert, and Napoleon LeBrun of the Golden Age to Ennead Architects and Christian de Portzamparc from the current period of reborn modernism; all can be found here. This tour will cross the neighborhoods of Murray Hill, Park Avenue South, Gramercy Park and Union Square on its course taking advantage of the Summer Streets closure of the avenue. Joseph Lengeling, AIA, has been practicing architecture in New York for over thirty years following graduate school at Cornell University College of Art, Architecture and Planning. He is participating on behalf of the AIANY Chapter's Architecture Tour Committee. Visit AIA to reserve a spot.

Saturday, August 2nd, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Ewerdt Hilgemann, Moments in a Stream (NYC Department of Parks and Recreation)
Meeting Location:
 Uptown Rest Stop, Northeast corner of 52nd Street and Park Avenue.

Ewerdt Hilgemann will lead a walking tour of his seven sculptures that are temporarily installed on the Park Avenue medians located between 52nd Street and 67th Streets. Learn more about the artist’s fabrication process and the ins and outs of collaborating with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation’s Temporary Art Program. No reservations are required.

Second Saturday

Saturday, August 9th, 10:00 am- 11:15 am
Joseph Lengeling, Park Avenue South/South Park Avenue: Grand Central to Union Square (AIA)
Meeting Location:
 Meet in front of Pershing Square Cafe under the viaduct immediately across the street from Grand Central Terminal at Park Avenue and 42nd Street. Joseph will be wearing his signature red AIA baseball cap.

Between the two clocks, that is the grandiose clock face that embellishes the south façade of Grand Central Terminal, and the modern interpretation of time the artists have used to mark the façade at the terminus of Central Park South at 14th Street, lies an architectural encyclopedia of New York at its best. From Stanford White, Cass Gilbert, and Napoleon LeBrun of the Golden Age to Ennead Architects and Christian de Portzamparc from the current period of reborn modernism; all can be found here. This tour will cross the neighborhoods of Murray Hill, Park Avenue South, Gramercy Park and Union Square on its course taking advantage of the Summer Streets closure of the avenue. Joseph Lengeling, AIA, has been practicing architecture in New York for over thirty years following graduate school at Cornell University College of Art, Architecture and Planning. He is participating on behalf of the AIANY Chapter's Architecture Tour Committee.Visit AIA to reserve a spot.

Saturday, August 9th, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Abolitionist Walking Tour, African Burial Ground (National Park Service)
Meeting Location:
 Foley Square Rest Stop, Southwest corner of Duane Street and Lafayette Street

Abolitionist Walking Tour examines how the neighborhood surrounding the African Burial Ground evolved into the center of African-American life known as Little Africa. Explore some of the key locations in this neighborhood, including the original homes of the A.M.E. Zion Church, St. Philips Church, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, several Underground Railroad stops, and the centers of education for African New Yorkers in the antebellum period. No reservations are required.

Saturday, August 9th, 10:00 am-10:30 am
Kyle Dancewicz, Madison Square Park Tour (Madison Square Park Conservancy)
Meeting Location:
 Madison Square Park, Southern Fountain near Shake Shack.

Kyle Dancewicz, Curatorial Manager of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, focuses on historic Madison Square Park as well as the current temporary art exhibit, Folly by Rachel Feinstein; the parks 29th exhibition of contemporary public art. Feinstein’s sculptural series is comprised of three, fairytale-like, aluminum pieces that reflect upon the lavish and excessive decoration represented in 18th and 19th century architecture. No reservations are required.

Third Saturday

Saturday, August 16th, 10:00 am-11:15 am
Joseph Lengeling, Park Avenue South/South Park Avenue: Grand Central to Union Square (AIA)
Meeting Location:
 Meet in front of Pershing Square Cafe under the viaduct immediately across the street from Grand Central Terminal at Park Avenue and 42nd Street. Joseph will be wearing his signature red AIA baseball cap.

Between the two clocks, that is the grandiose clock face that embellishes the south façade of Grand Central Terminal, and the modern interpretation of time the artists have used to mark the façade at the terminus of Central Park South at 14th Street, lies an architectural encyclopedia of New York at its best. From Stanford White, Cass Gilbert, and Napoleon LeBrun of the Golden Age to Ennead Architects and Christian de Portzamparc from the current period of reborn modernism; all can be found here. This tour will cross the neighborhoods of Murray Hill, Park Avenue South, Gramercy Park and Union Square on its course taking advantage of the Summer Streets closure of the avenue. Joseph Lengeling, AIA, has been practicing architecture in New York for over thirty years following graduate school at Cornell University College of Art, Architecture and Planning. He is participating on behalf of the AIANY Chapter's Architecture Tour Committee. Visit AIA to reserve a spot.

Saturday, August 16th, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Abolitionist Walking Tour, African Burial Ground (National Park Service)
Meeting Location:
 Foley Square Rest Stop, Southwest corner of Duane Street and Lafayette Street

Abolitionist Walking Tour examines how the neighborhood surrounding the African Burial Ground evolved into the center of African-American life known as Little Africa. Explore some of the key locations in this neighborhood, including the original homes of the A.M.E. Zion Church, St. Philips Church, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, several Underground Railroad stops, and the centers of education for African New Yorkers in the antebellum period. No reservations are required.

Saturday, August 16th, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Sara Romanoski, Gateway to the East Visit (East Village Community Coalition)
Meeting Location:
 Astor Place Rest Stop

Explore the unique buildings and urban design located along the edge of the East Village. Architectural characteristics on both sides of Third Avenue distinguish the historic mixed-use residential neighborhood to the east from the high-rise structures around Astor Place. Learn about the visible and underlying elements that help differentiate the sense of place of St. Marks, Stuyvestant Place, and Cooper Square - each just steps away from Astor Place. Sara Romanoski is the Managing Director of the East Village Community Coalition, a neighborhood organization that works to recognize, support, and sustain the built and cultural character of the East Village. No reservations are required.

SoHo Rest Stop

REI Adventure Zone

The popular 25’ tall REI Climbing Wall returns this year. The rock climbing wall is fully accessible. In addition, the following vendors will offer different interactive demonstrations: Merrell, Nuun, Saris and Thule. The inflatable Merrell Hill Climb invites participants to try on Merrell shoes and test their skills. Saris will provide the opportunity for participants to ride on a virtual course using a stationary bike, in addition to a complimentary bike valet station. Thule and REI are partnering to provide mobile bike tech support throughout the route.

Free Bike Repair by Bicycle Habitat

Foley Square Rest Stop

Zipline

The 165' long zipline will return to Summer Streets this year.

Zipline Line Participant Information

  • Zip Line is first come, first served.
  • Individuals must weigh between 50 – 250lbs to participate.
  • Participants must sign a safety and photo waiver to participate.
  • Participants must register for a timeslot at the Foley Square 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.

Presencing Piece No. 1 (FED Plaza) by Chris McIntyre (August 9th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Conceived by composer and trombonist Chris McIntyre, Presencing Piece No.1 (Fed Plaza) is a collaborative, site-specific sonic experience designed for the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza at 26 Federal Plaza. Presencing Piece features a 12-piece compliment of Brooklyn-based experimental music group TILT Brass, Either/Or percussionist David Shively, and a state-of-the-art implementation of PA speakers. McIntyre positions the live musicians and speakers around the plaza to amplify and accentuate its physical and intangible properties. The multi-channel PA system is broadcasting sound via infrared technology that also enables interactive audience influence on what’s heard during the performance. The goal of the project for McIntyre and his collaborators (including Tech Director Ed Bear) is to transform the audience’s experience of the plaza itself as they are immersed within the overall composition. This performance will take place on Saturday, August 9th. For more information, Sound Performances (pdf).

Parkour

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

Workshops/Demonstrations

The following nonprofit organizations are scheduled to present unique, interactive arts and crafts workshops throughout the day: UDoodle, Poet's House and Materials for the Arts.

Bike Rental

Bike and Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 50 bikes will be available at this rest stop.

Stage Performances*

A diverse spread of kid-friendly musical, theatrical and dance performances will take place at this stage.

Time August 2nd August 9th August 16th
9:00 am – 9 :30 am Tai-Chi Classes by Taoist Tai-Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch Tai-Chi Classes by Taoist Tai-Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch Tai-Chi Classes by Taoist Tai-Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch
9:30 am - 10:00 am Tai-Chi Classes by Taoist Tai-Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch Tai-Chi Classes by Taoist Tai-Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch Tai-Chi Classes by Taoist Tai-Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch
10:00 am – 10:30 am Dance Performance by Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre, Inc. Dance Performance by Salsa NY All Woman Vocal Performance By Seya from the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
10:30 am – 11:00 am Kids Work Out Class by Cardio Kool Kids Musical Performance by Harmony Program Dance Performance by Exit 12
11:00 am – 11:30 am Dance Performance by Salsa NY Comedy Performance By Cherub Improv Dance Performance by Salsa NY
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Musical Performance by Underground Horns Teaching Dance through Mathematical Formulas by Art of Stepping TM Teaching Dance through Mathematical Formulas by Art of Stepping TM
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Comedy Performance by NY Laughs Performance by Improv 4 Kids Irish Dance Performance by Darrah Carr
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm African Drum Performance by Feraba
*Performances subject to change