Activities at Summer Streets

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

10th ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATIONS

As part of the 10th anniversary of Citi Summer Streets, DOT Art has commissioned artist Julia Rothman to produce a series of illustrations as part of this year’s advertising campaign. Three variations of Rothman’s illustrations will appear on subways, bike shelters, ferries, street light poles, and in print and digital media citywide. Spot seven versions of her designs printed on banners and sixty 8” x 10” aluminum signs along the seven mile stretch.

For the month of August, Rothman’s temporary public art signage project, will be presented on street light poles along the Citi Summer Streets route. Rothman was inspired by event runners, cyclists, musicians, people doing yoga, playing basketball, jumping rope and more. These clever signs invite Citi Summer Streets participants to take action and get fit on the streets of NYC. For more information, download Julia Rothman (pdf).

CENTRAL PARK REST STOP: LG QuadWash: So Fresh, So Clean

LG QuadWash™ Water Park: So Fresh, So Clean LG QuadWash™ Water Park: So Fresh, So Clean LG QuadWash™ Water Park: So Fresh, So Clean

New this year is the Central Park Rest Stop, located at 71st Street and Park Avenue. The LG QuadWash™ Water Park is a first-of-its-kind installation – a giant inflatable water park measuring 30’ wide by 50’ long modeled after both the exterior and interior elements of the LG QuadWash™ dishwasher. The water park will feature obstacle courses continuously soaked by powerful jet streams, massive slides in the shape of cutlery, and hanging glide rails for kids of all ages to zoom down into pools of water. Participants will be able to hang from the “3rd Rack” or use the “Glide Rail” slide, zones that were modeled after the LG QuadWash EasyRack™ Plus system, which adjusts to just about any load of dishes. LG will also set up cabañas where people can sit, relax and watch the water park action. Let's face it, no one gets excited about washing dishes. That's why LG is taking a boring chore and making it a fun, family experience with the LG QuadWash™ Water Park. LG QuadWash dishwashers put cleaning into motion! Designed with four spray arms that rotate back and forth, QuadWash cleans from multiple angles so you get dishes clean the first time. Learn more at LGQuadWash.com. On-site registration is required. Ticketing is offered on the hour so participants are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot. Tickets will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

*Though we strive to have all programming be accessible, there are some activations, like this one, where access is not feasible. We do encourage persons with disabilities to enjoy our many other accessible activations.

FAQ

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is the LG QuadWash Water Park located?

The LG QuadWash Water Park is located at Citi Summer Streets within the Central Park Rest Stop at the intersection of 71st Street and Park Avenue.

Do I need to register to ride the LG QuadWash Water Park each Summer Streets Saturday?

Yes, participants must register at 71st Street each Summer Streets Saturday and are encouraged to arrive before 8 am to secure a timeslot as this activation is expected to draw large crowds. Colored bracelets will be distributed to denote the registered timeslot. Bracelets are only good on the date and time indicated. Participants are required to check-in within the first 15 minutes of the scheduled timeslot to guarantee participation.

What time does the LG QuadWash Water Park start and end?

The LG QuadWash Water Park runs from 7 am – 1 pm. The last timed entry is 11:55 am; therefore, riders will be unable to enter the queue line after 11:55 am.

REGISTRATION

How much does it cost to participate?

Rides for the LG QuadWash Water Park at Citi Summer Streets are FREE thanks to LG!

RIDING

Are there any age, height or weight restrictions?

Anyone less than 36” in height must be accompanied by an adult. If you’re under 18 years of age, you will need to obtain a sign off from your parents or guardian. The maximum weight restriction per participant is 330 lbs.

Is the LG QuadWash Water Park accessible?

Though we strive to have all programming accessible, there are some activations, like this one, in which accessibility is not feasible. We do encourage persons with disabilities to enjoy our many other accessible activations.

What do I wear?

All participants must wear appropriate attire such as: bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts and cover-ups at all times. No shoes, caps, eyeglasses, jewelry, purses, jeans or clothing with rivets are allowed inside the inflatable.

What do I bring with me?

Please limit your personal belongings. There will be small cubbies available on-site to store shoes but plan to bring a friend who can hold larger belongings, or leave them at home! The City of New York and LG are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Can my child ride with me?

For safety reasons, all children less than 36” in height must be accompanied by an adult.

LG QUADWASH WATER PARK RULES
  • All participants must sign a safety and photo waiver before entering the inflatable.
  • Unsupervised use by children is prohibited. Anyone less than 36” in height must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The maximum number of participants at any given time is 38 people.
  • The maximum weight per participant is 330 lbs.
  • All participants must wear appropriate attire such as: bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts and cover-ups at all times. No jeans or clothing with rivets or buckles are allowed.
  • Shoes, eyeglasses, jewelry, caps and purses are not allowed in the inflatable.
  • Food, drinks, chewing gum and silly strings are not allowed in the inflatable.
  • 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 person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall enter the slide.
  • No running is allowed on the line queue or within the inflatable at any time.
  • Bouncing is not allowed on the entry ramp, or at the slide landing area.
  • No running, climbing, leaning or hanging from the inside or outside walls and balustrades.
  • Flipping, tumbling, piling on, wresting or rough play is not allowed.
  • If the inflatable begins to deflate, exit the inflatable immediately.
  • No pets allowed on the inflatable.
  • No glass permitted on the inflatable.
  • Keep your hands inside of the inflatable.
  • Follow the instructions of the attendant or lifeguard.
  • Emergency telephone number for police, fire, and hospital is 911.
Restricted Items on the Ride:
  • Shoes, caps, jewelry, purses
  • Sharp objects
  • Denim and clothing with rivets
  • Selfie-sticks
  • Cell phones and other electronics
Neighborhood Wish Map

What does your neighborhood need? Map it! On Saturday, August 12th and 19th, join Hunter College Urban Planning students as they collaboratively map community needs and wishes to create a crowd-sourced vision for improving New York City.

City Parks Foundation

City Parks Foundation makes parks vibrant centers of community through sports, arts, community building, and environmental education programs for New Yorkers across all five boroughs. On Saturday, August 5th, stop by our booth to practice putt-putt, one of the many free sports programs we lead in parks across New York City! Participants will also be able to learn about upcoming SummerStage shows and family workshops, PuppetMobile performances, family adventure races, and It's My Park projects!

Asia Society

Take a culture break with Asia Society and participate in an origami workshop featuring flying dragon paper airplanes by Sam Ita (10:30 am - 11:30 am), temporary tattoos and coloring by Filipino illustrator Kerby Rosanes, and more. Visit Asia Society at Park Avenue at 70th Street and mention Summer Streets for free admission to the exhibition, "Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora" and special promotions at AsiaStore. Find out more at AsiaSociety.org/NY .

UPTOWN REST STOP: Discover The Great Outdoors Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

ADVENTURE ZONE (53rd Street – East/West)

Participate in fun and educational workshops and demonstrations within the Adventure Zone. Learn how to pitch a tent, start a fire, cook simple foods, load a backpack, and hoist that loaded pack onto your back, along with many other wilderness survival skills provided by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Discover Outdoors Foundation, East Coast Greenway Alliance and Surfrider Foundation.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5 Appalachian Mountain Club We'll have local experts from the Appalachian Mountain Club available to help you find your connection to the outdoors, demonstrating all of the various opportunities the AMC provides to get educated, conserve, and recreate in nature. You'll also have opportunities to test your skills and knowledge by setting up campsite components and answering trivia. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day as well as a free raffle for a grand prize!
August 5, 12 & 19 Discover Outdoors Foundation Discover Outdoors is NYC's leader in outdoor adventure, providing single and multi-day trips for hikers, paddlers, and climbers of any age or level. Stop by for gear demos, backpacking themed challenges, and mini classes on topics like survival skills and backcountry navigation.
August 5 & 19 Surfrider Foundation Surfrider Foundation NYC is bringing the beach to the streets of New York City. You will discover how you can be part of the wave of change to protect our ocean through educational games, fun photo opportunities and tips on how to live a sustainable and healthy lifestyle, featuring surf-style yoga!
August 5 & 19 NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit and WildlifeNYC There is abundant wildlife in New York City – over 600 different species call the Big Apple home. From soaring hawks to curious coyotes, it’s no surprise that we encounter animals everywhere from our parks and greenspaces to our roads and roofs. Come learn about living alongside all of the animals we share our city with and test your spotting skills at our scavenger hunt activity. After all, they’re New Yorkers, too!
August 12 East Coast Greenway Alliance Did you know that 46 of the anticipated 3,000 miles of the East Coast Greenway run through New York? Come explore opportunities for walking, biking and general greenway meandering, how to get involved and spin our safety wheel quiz for a chance to win prizes!
August 12 WE Bike NY Join WE Bike to play bike part bingo and learn tips for riding in the city!
August 12, 19 DOT Bicycle & Greenway Program Visit the DOT Bicycle & Greenway Program tent to learn about the Bicycle & Greenway Program’s projects, the Adopt a Greenway Program, and bicycle route planning. NYC DOT’s Adopt-A-Greenway Program, started in 2015, offers companies and individuals an opportunity to enhance greenways in their neighborhood by developing maintenance strategies for greenway segments throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
August 12, 19 Metro-North Railroad It's easy to get to New York State's great places with Metro-North Railroad. Click on any of our featured destinations on our website here. On our website you can learn details of how easy it is to "Get Outta Town" while saving money with our Deals & Getaways discount packages. Just one more reason to love New York!
Adaptive Obstacle Course + Bouldering Wall Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Adaptive Obstacle Course

Join the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation to test your skills on this unique obstacle course featuring a mix of Parkour (free running), climbing and scrambling on an urban obstacle course for people of all abilities. New this year is an eight foot tall bouldering wall on August 12th and 19th. Leave the ropes and harnesses behind and scale this wall with ease. Even if this is your first time, don’t worry, there will be plenty of safety mats to catch your fall. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

I Love NY Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility I Love NY

Expand your horizons by exploring ours. From mountains to museums, New York State has it all! Stop by the I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor’s Center on E. 53rd Street to get great ideas for New York State getaways. With interactive touch screens that allow you to discover awesome destinations to visit; a 360 degree photo experience, trivia for prizes and more, the I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor’s Center is a great way to find what you love about New York State! For more information on our many exciting and diverse travel opportunities, visit http://www.iloveny.com.

Zipline Zipline

The 165'-long, 30’-high zipline will return to Summer Streets this year. Soar down 53rd Street and catch a bird’s-eye view of NYC. Performers from HONK NYC! will be entertaining Summer Streets participants as they wait in line from 10 AM – 11 AM, the Bryant Park Jugglers from 11 AM to 12 PM and The Hoop Movement will perform and interact with participants between 12 PM – 1 PM. Grab a hula hoop and dance!

Zipline 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 at 53rd Street and should arrive before 8 am to secure a timeslot.
  • 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.
BIKE PROGRAMMING

Loudest Yeller Historical Bicycle Tour (51st Street - West) Loudest Yeller Historical Bicycle Tour
In just three hours you will learn about the people, the buildings and the history of Park Avenue on this unique Summer Streets bicycle tour. Along this casual ride, you will hear about the suicide of a Chiquita Banana Mogul, the infamous Trial of the Red Velvet Swing, Barnum’s Monster Classical and Geological Hippodrome, The Astor Place Riots of 1849, the illustrious speech that put Abraham Lincoln on the political map, and learn why the Cippolinio marble columns of St Bartholomew’s Church look like they have a “fearsome skin disease.” All of these stories, and more, are free to the general public as part of Citi Summer Streets. 

Loudest Yeller Bicycle Tours will narrate this famous street that, when it’s not filled with cars, is loud with storytelling. Make your reservation now for the 8AM or 8:30AM Tour on August 5th, 12th or 19th. This tour is great for all ages, families, and the curious. To make a reservation, email: summerstreets@loudestyeller.com and let us know what time you’d like to come and if you have a bicycle of your own, or, if you’ll need us to provide one for you.

Transportation Alternatives Bike Valet Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Bike Valet
Transportation Alternatives will provide free bike valet.

Bike & Roll Bike Rental Bike Rental
Bike & Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 65 bikes will be available at the Uptown Rest Stop, on 52nd Street.

*For adaptive hand-cycling, please visit Foley Square.

ENVIRONMENTAL ZONE (52nd Street – East) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Environmental Zone

Learn more about going green and saving our planet by participating in workshops and demos lead by a host of nonprofit organizations some of which include the Climate Museum, Earth Day Initiative, Base 15 Studio and HYPOTHEkids.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5 Climate Museum The Climate Museum is a new cultural and educational institution dedicated to providing a public space where we can gather to learn about climate change, face our fears, share solutions, and commit to action. Come to our table to submit your ideas about what you think the Museum should look like and what exhibits we should display. And, of course, to pick up some free Climate Museum swag.
August 5 Mary Mattingly What if we could walk into a New York City park and pick an apple off of a tree? Swale is a floating food forest built atop a barge that travels to piers in New York City. People visit Swale to pick fresh food for free. We will be sharing information about Swale, seeds from Swale, and hosting participatory planning workshops in order to activate public food forestry in your neighborhood.
August 5, 12 The New York Botanical Garden Visit The New York Botanical Garden’s tent during summer streets and pot up a plant to take home. Learn more about The New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition CHIHULY, now on view through October 29 featuring breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form and discover more about NYBG’s 250-acre urban oasis, 50 gardens and collections, year-round family-fun, and more.
August 5 & 12 Department of Design & Construction Learn about the New York City Department of Design and Construction's “East Side Coastal Resiliency Project”. Summer Street participants are invited to engage with the topic of waterfront use and access through multiple senses. Test your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Architecture and Math knowledge for the chance to win prizes as you spin the Wheel of STEAM!
August 5, 12, 19 Earth Day Initiative Earth Day Initiative’s Count to 50 campaign helps people answer the question “What’s one thing I can do to go green?” One simple act people can take in minutes to honor the spirit of Earth Day is source clean energy for their utilities. It’s a micro-divestment from fossil fuels that can be made without having to install renewable infrastructure.
August 5, 12, 19 Base 15 Studio Imagine Your NYC Neighborhood will be an active art installation with a large-scale terrain map of NYC and dozens of magnets depicting various natural and cultural assets. Visitors will be invited to pinpoint, re-imagine, and dream up potential neighborhood developments.
August 5, 12, 19 HYPOTHEkids Join HYPOTHEkids as we STEAM the Streets with the power of nature! We will investigate different tools that are used to harness nature’s power (i.e. solar power, hydropower, wind power, and so forth). Learners who visit our station will use solar panels to power miniature cars, tinker with water mills to utilize and understand hydropower, and examine compost to learn how natural materials are recycled and reused to sustain life.
August 5, 19 NYC Parks Sustainability Division The NYC Parks Sustainability Division will be presenting a wide range of environmentally focused educational activities to teach interested members of the public how they can make their homes and communities more resilient, eco-friendly and energy efficient. Activities will range from learning about the benefits of bringing plants and emerging technology into the urban environment, ways to become involved in urban beekeeping as well as how to keep our schools, homes and workplaces compliant with local recycling rules.
August 12 Design Trust for Public Space Design Trust for Public Space, a nonprofit that unlocks the potential of NYC’s public spaces, has partnered with NYCDOT on the Under the Elevated project to enhance, activate and reclaim spaces under elevated bridges, highways, subway and rail lines citywide. “El-Spaces” have captured people’s imaginations across the city, the nation and the world; through the Design Trust/NYCDOT collaboration and the development of the NYCDOT El-Space Program, we’ll increasingly show how these spaces can reconnect communities and make cities more dynamic, livable and sustainable.
August 12 Department of Environmental Protection How have you used water today? Come by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s table to learn more about how many gallons of water we use each day, ways to conserve water, and NY’s shared water resources. Participate in our water use calculation board and help us create an interactive “rainstorm” of pledges and methods to use water more wisely, all written by you and other visitors. Also, learn more about NYC DEP’s Office of Education, which provides Pre-K – 12th grade students and teachers with a wide range of free programs and resources about New York City’s vital water supply, wastewater treatment systems, and harbor water quality.
August 12 New Yorkers for Parks NY4P will offer research tools and resources to help New Yorkers understand how they can begin to advocate for their local parks, gardens, and open spaces, and attendees will have the chance to learn about and sign onto NY4P’s “Public Realm Bill of Rights”, an election-year platform for open space. We’ll also offer information on how New Yorkers can request free daffodil bulbs, as part of NY4P’s ongoing public beautification program, the Daffodil Project.
August 19 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The New York City Health Department is working hard to protect New Yorkers by monitoring air quality across the city through its New York City Community Air Survey. Stop by the Health Department’s booth to learn more about traffic-related air pollution and health, see how your neighborhood’s air quality compares to others, check out the Environment and Health Data Portal and witness an air monitor working in real time.

August 19 Kirk Finkel STEEM Park is a pop-up summer garden designed and funded exclusively through Steemit.com, a social media website that rewards impactful content with digital currency (called STEEM). This garden within Herbert Von King Park represents an entirely new way to empower community projects and celebrate special places within our own neighborhood.
August 19 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosts annual Engineering Festivals or E-FESTS for engineering students around the world. Within E-Fest is the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC), a competition in which students work in teams to design and build highly engineered and sustainable vehicles everyday use. Join us for a workshop on the design and use of Human Powered Vehicles and get a first-hand look at a real vehicle, built by engineering students from Grove City College, on display at our tent!
August 19 Talk Trash City Talk Trash City is a series of fun, energetic conversations intended to critique fresh ideas about handling NYC's waste. Through events and conversations we aim to spark interest in New Yorkers to show them alternative, innovative uses for items that make up our traditional waste stream.

Urban Agriculture Workshops with Parkways Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Environmental Zone

Stop by 52nd Street and Park Avenue to test out a uniquely-designed parklet installed in a repurposed parking spot. Participate in workshops each Summer Streets Saturday alongside the designers themselves. Parkways workshops will begin on Saturday August 5th when Monica Ibacache of Beyond Organic Design and Lisa DePiano of Mobile Design Lab will host a permablitz planting event demonstrating proper planting techniques and the multiple uses of the plants. On Saturday August 12th, Antonia Pérez with Herban Cura will speak on herbal medicine and there will be a workshop where participants can create seed balls, a ready to grow mixture of wildflower seeds, compost, and soil. Isa Rodrigues with the Textile Arts Center will join us on Saturday August 19th for an educational and hands-on workshop on fabric dyeing using plant materials to produce vivid colors for fiber arts. All programming is suitable for all ages and accessible to all. Workshops held from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information, download Urban Agriculture with Parkways (pdf).

CITY OF NEW YORK PROGRAMMING (Park Avenue from 51 - 53) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility City Programming Zone

Learn more about our City agencies’ efforts to improve the public realm by participating in interactive workshops and demos lead by agency staff. Hear more about the expansion of the Select Bus Service program or discover ways to take better care of your streets by adopting a highway or learn more about the new LED light fixtures or permeable pavement being utilized citywide.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5, 12, 19 DOT Adopt-a-Highway New York City Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Program provides opportunities for individuals, organizations, and businesses to participate in the cleaning and greening of New York City. The Adopt-A-Highway Program seeks to stimulate the public’s sense of environmental and social responsibility. Visit the Adopt-A-Highway tent to take a free photo booth picture or a selfie to commemorate Summer Streets and receive a free gift.
August 5, 12, 19 DOT Street Ambassadors Join the Ambassadors for a fun day of free giveaways and games! Come see our take on some familiar, and not so familiar, game designs. Play our versions of dominoes, Sudoku and Street Mix as you learn about infrastructure and connectivity.
August 5, 12, 19 DOT Select Bus Service Come learn more about how we are planning for the future of public transportation in NYC, and give us your feedback through a hands-on activity.
August 5, 12, 19 DOT Energy Management DOT’s Energy Team works to support the City’s and the Agency’s OneNYC 80x50 Greenhouse Gas emission goals, to reduce the city’s energy use 80% by 2050. The Energy Team will showcase an interactive display of DOT’s new LED street lights, showing how much more energy efficient they are compared to the old High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights. Come see the City’s street lights close up!
August 5, 12, 19 DOT Sidewalks DOT's goal is to make the City's 12,750 miles of sidewalks safe for pedestrians and help prevent injuries caused by defective sidewalks. DOT replaces more than 2 million square feet of sidewalk a year, mostly on City-owned property and in residential neighborhoods. Accessibility and pedestrian safety are one of our highest priorities.
August 5 & 12 DOT/DDC Green Infrastructure New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other city agencies are collaborating to install green infrastructure (such as rain gardens and permeable pavement) in NYC to collect stormwater in order to reduce polluted “combined sewer overflows” into the City’s waterways. At Summer Streets, DEP and DOT will display various types of green infrastructure and people will have the opportunity to test out permeable pavements.
August 5 & 12 NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will provide information on IDNYC, the largest municipal ID program, free legal immigration service through ActionNYC, language access for all New Yorkers with We Are New York, and free citizenship application help with NYCitizenship.
August 5 Mayor’s Office of Sustainability GreeNYC #BYONYC Giveaway: GreeNYC is dedicated to educating, engaging and mobilizing New Yorkers to take easy actions with big impacts to help New York City meet its ambitious sustainability goals of generating zero waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by the year 2050. Take the B.Y.O. pledge today to join other New Yorkers who are already saving money and helping NYC to get to Zero Waste! Pledge today to bring your own shopping bags and bottles whenever you are on-the-go, and get a free reusuable bag and bottle today!
August 12 & 19 DOT Pedestrian Projects Group Come learn about DOT’s initiatives to improve pedestrian safety and access from the Pedestrian Projects Group (PPG). PPG is a multi-disciplinary team of planners, engineers, and landscape architects, and urban designers who seek to transform NYC streets in order to improve pedestrian safety, increase accessibility, and enhance the environment. We work with other DOT units to generate improvements that vary from quick in-house projects to longer-term capital projects that can take up to 10 years to complete. Typical project outcomes are shorter, direct crosswalks; expanded pedestrian spaces; landscaped and furnished public spaces; and safe, comfortable travel paths for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike.
August 12 NYC Business Integrity Commission The New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) is both a regulatory and a law enforcement agency. BIC regulates two very active industries: the private carting industry and the businesses that operate in the public wholesale markets. BIC-licensed private carters contract for and collect all types of trade waste including, but not limited to organic waste and recycling from businesses, such as restaurants, grocery stores, stadiums and then transport this material to the appropriate processing facility.
August 19 Department of City Planning As part of Summer Streets 2017, the Department of City Planning's Urban Design Office will host an interactive engagement exercise called ‘Game of Zones.’ Taking the city’s urban design principles and complex zoning resolution as inspiration, participants will be given the chance to literally wear their own zoning district and to playfully inhabit and recombine the elements and pieces of New York City that give the city its unique character. This exercise is intended as a fun and interactive opportunity for people to participate in and learn about the complex codes that shape the city and to envision how individual components of the built environment fit together to create neighborhood character, iconic design, and place.
August 19 NYC DOT Ferries NYC DOT operates the Staten Island Ferry, the busiest ferry route in the country, which runs between Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan and St. George Terminal in Staten Island. Come stop by our table and interact with Ferry employees, take a ferry trivia quiz, and learn about some of the exciting new initiatives being undertaken by the division.
August 19 NYC Department of Education Outreach Specialists from the Department of Education will be available to talk families about finding a Pre-K For All seat for their child this fall and will also be doing outreach to raise awareness about the Specialized High School enrollment process.
DOT ARTS AND CULTURAL HUB (Rudin Plaza – NE corner of 51 and Park) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Arts and Cultural Hub

A variety of fun and interactive workshops will be presented within the DOT Arts and Cultural 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 and Cultural Hub at Summer Streets.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5 Museum of Chinese in America The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Double Fifth Festival, is considered one of the unluckiest days of the year. Join Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in scaring away the five pesky pests- the snake, the scorpion, the toad, the centipede, and the lizard- by making a fragrant sachet (xiang bao) with aromatic herbs. Use it as a good luck charm all year round!
August 5 New Museum Join the New Museum at Summer Streets for an art-making workshop inspired by “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cypher,” on view at the museum through September 3, 2017. Participants are welcome to drop in for an unconventional figure drawing workshop in which artists rotate in and out with models. Individuals will explore gesture drawing as both illustrator and subject, while considering the effects of body language and examining, from both sides, the relationship between an artist and her subject.
August 5 & 12 Noguchi Museum When Isamu Noguchi designed his museum and garden in Long Island City, he envisioned an area of “walkable space.” What does “walkable space” mean to you? Design your own walkable city street using collage materials and a bird’s eye view map.
August 5 & 12 Urban Studio Unbound Stop by Urban Studio’s tent to create block prints. Grab a small piece of styrofoam and a paper, and choose from a whole bunch of materials such as: plastic forks, toilet paper, etc. and create different affects and textures by cutting into the styrofoam or adding materials to it. This project invites people to be more mindful before throwing out everyday garbage. US+U is a collective of students, alumni and faculty/staff from the Fine Arts Department at FIT.
August 5 & 19 Museum of the City of New York Explore New York’s history of groundbreaking social activism and join in by designing and creating your very own buttons with the Museum of the City of New York! At this interactive artmaking workshop participants of all ages are invited to pick an issue close to their heart and design a wearable button that moves the topic forward.
August 5, 12 & 19 National Museum of the American Indian Celebrate and learn about Native innovation and design with family-friendly activities with staff and volunteers from the National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institution. Create a fashion accessory like a pendant or button to learn about innovative techniques and designs found in Native cultures across the Americas.
August 5, 12 & 19 CultureNow Summer Streets participants can pick up different maps or download the CultureNow 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.
August 5, 12 & 19 El Museo del Barrio El Museo del Barrio will host a series of three workshops aimed at educating participants while offering a fun, engaging activity. Come and learn about the Taínos, an indigenous tribe of the Caribbean, about our Three Kings Day Parade Celebration, and about migration. These workshops are open to all ages.
August 12 Arts Students League of New York People of all ages and abilities are invited to create a unique print by painting, drawing, scratching & wiping a smooth printing plate with water-based non-toxic tempera paint & then pressing it onto paper to transfer the image. The best part of monoprinting is in this last step—the final image is always delightfully different than expected. Our artists will be on hand to demonstrate the technique and help participants through the process.
August 12 Society of Illustrators The Society of Illustrators celebrates the art of illustration past, present and future. Stop by our table to learn about our exhibits, lectures, and educational programming. While there, meet a few of our award-winning illustrator members, draw from a live model, listen to some fun music and engage in a project for visitors of all ages!
August 12 & 19 Jennifer Cecere Create gorgeous flowers from multicolor doilies and pipe cleaners to celebrate summer! Wear them in your hair, on your bike. Give them away to make your own bouquet. Easy and fun for all ages!
August 19 Jessica Maffia Artists Jessica Maffia and Jarret Stahl will demonstrate how to turn recycled household containers into beautiful planters in which participants will then plant a seed. Recycled containers, soil, seeds, and decoration materials will be provided to the public.
August 19 Materials for the Arts Materials for the Arts, a unit of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, expands the resources available for creative activities in New York City by promoting reuse. We collect unneeded items from companies and individuals, and distribute these donations for free to qualified nonprofit organizations and public schools. “Giant Xylophones” our participatory art/music project, invites the public to explore the invisible detritus of our city’s thriving creative industries, by collaboratively adding to the construction of giant xylophones and then playing on them as well. The xylophones will be made by everyone attaching a diversity of reused objects to a large stand with the help of the MFTA team.
August 19 Carla Torres Based on the multicultural book Larry and Friends, children are invited to create their own character to attend Larry’s wonderful party, while exploring themes on culture, friendship, immigration and integration celebrating diversity.
PERFORMING ARTS STAGE Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Performance Stage

A diverse spread of musical, theatrical and dance performances will take place at the Uptown Stage located at 51st Street and Park Avenue within Rudin Plaza. Thanks to Rudin Management for their support in this effort.

Times August 5 August 12 August 19
8:30 am – 9:30 am Taoist Tai Chi Society Taoist Tai Chi Society Taoist Tai Chi Society
9:40 am – 10:10 am New York Violinist Triad Brass Washington Square Winds
10:20 am – 10:50 am Dream Street Theatre Company NYC Kids Project The Poor Cousins
11:00 am – 11:30 am The Other Brothers Hye-Jeung Kang BumbleeBee Jamboree
11:40 am – 12:10 pm Robert Anderson Band Music with a Message The Afro-Latineers
12:20 pm – 12:50 pm Inti and the Moon Receta Secreta Dancing Classrooms
DOT SAFETY ZONE (51st Street – East) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility 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 and to earn free giveaways.

DOT Art: Then and Now Experience Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Then and Now Experience Then and Now Experience

Grab a copy of Then and Now: Summer Streets Route to explore the streetscape of New York City from 100 years ago! In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Summer Streets, DOT Art designed and produced 2000 historical flipbooks that highlight the six Rest Stops. Historical photos collected from the New York Public Library and the Museum of the City of New York will be overlaid onto present day photos in the flipbook alongside historical maps from 1916 and fun historical facts. Before picking up a flipbook, step back in time with us at the ‘selfie’ station at 50th Street and Park Avenue. A large-scale banner will be placed in the exact same position in which the photograph was originally captured 100 years ago. Download a digital copy of Then and Now: Summer Streets Route (pdf) For more information, download Then and Now: Summer Streets (pdf)

HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS

Municipal Art Society Tours Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
Explore the art and architecture of Park Avenue and beyond, alongside seasoned art and architectural historians, on timed, guided walking tours hosted by MAS, which start at various rest stops during the three day event. All tours are available on a first come, first served basis and are held rain or shine. In order to participate, follow the links below to reserve a spot in advance. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. Only individuals who sign up will be accommodated.

Saturday, August 5th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jean Arrington, “City Beautiful and Benevolent: Madison Square to Union Square” City Beautiful and Benevolent: Madison Square to Union 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; this unique cluster has a hold-over of a long history of humanitarian initiatives located in this area. Join MAS as you explore several grand, turn-of-the-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. Reserve your spot here.

Saturday, August 12th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deborah Zelcer, “Decked Out on Park Avenue: Period Lobbies and New York Glamour” 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 1900s New York. Explore the backdrop of that romantic and high living era by joining MAS to view period lobbies in landmarked buildings, including the Fred French building, the former NY Central Railroad Headquarters Building (Helmsley Palace), and magnificent Grand Central Terminal. Reserve your spot here.

Saturday, August 19th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alan M. Engler, "Mansions, Money & Scandal: Gilded Age Splendor on the UES Gilded Age Splendor on the UES
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. Reserve your spot here.

MIDTOWN REST STOP: Taste of Summer

HEALTH AND FITNESS ZONE (26th Street between Park Ave and Madison Ave) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Health and Fitness Zone

Join meditation and fitness gurus for a day of free classes ranging from yoga to boot camp to salsa classes or stop by to learn more about the great research taking place at some of NYC's premier hospitals and nonprofit organizations. Learn the basics of CPR, the right way to heal a sports injury, tips on healthy brain development, or write a note to save a life.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5, 12, 19 American Heart Association Join the American Heart Association and get Healthy For Good! Get inspired to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: “Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well”. And stop by to learn how to do Hands-Only CPR – it only takes a minute to save a life!
August 5, 12, 19 NYU Langone Medical Center Sports Performance Center Come visit the exercise physiologists and dieticians at the NYU Sports Performance Center tent for a quick screening that will evaluate muscular balance, stability and flexibility. This screening tool helps identify areas of limitation that can impact performance and injury risk. NYU’s experts will review results and discuss exercises to help improve weaknesses and imbalances.
August 5, 12, 19 Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer Velocity is more than a cycling event, Velocity is hope accelerated. Velocity is Columbia’s new initiative to raise funds for breakthrough cancer treatments and research at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. Starting outside of NYC, the ride offers one route with four distinct distances to choose from where riders from each distance merge together to become one unstoppable force, crossing the finish line together at the end of cancer.
August 5, 12, 19 Department of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene Building on our work to promote healthy living environments for all New Yorkers, join us for a hands-on, kid-friendly experience that celebrates creative play and promotes physical activity.
August 5, 12, 19 New York Cycle Club We hope to introduce and welcome cyclists to the New York Cycle Club and all our exciting events including our 2017 annual Escape New York supported ride on September 16, 2017. Visit the NYCC tent to get more information about our club, see interactive demonstrations and meet friendly members of the NYCC cycling community.
August 5 Thrive NYC 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. At the table, general ThriveNYC information will be provided, NYC Well resources, and the opportunity to sign up for FREE Mental Health First Aid.
August 12 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Learn the warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. Learn tips on stress reduction and participate in our wheel of “Myth or Fact”.
August 12 & 19 Planned Parenthood of New York City The PPNYC’s Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program provides sexual and reproduction health information and resources to young people ages 11-21, but all are welcomed. Planned Parenthood’s sexuality educators will engage event goers in games and other interactive activities to learn about sexual and reproductive health.
August 19 Montefiore Medical Center The Breastfeeding Committee of Montefiore Medical Center will be providing breastfeeding education through engaging activities and giveaways. Our activities include ongoing raffles, trivia games, puppets, and in-person consultative support.

August 5, 12 and 19 Organization Work Out Class Information
8:00 am – 9:00 am Shambhala Meditation Center of NYC Begin your day with a guided mindfulness meditation practice, open to both new and experienced meditators alike.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Pop-Up Yoga Join Pop Up Yoga NYC for an invigorating all level vinyasa flow. Relax, stretch, and start your day off right with yoga in the city!
10:00 am – 11:00 am PopFit Kids Get Your Move on with a Kid Friendly Fitness Class.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm WRKNYC It's Only A WRKout.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm DanceSport Try out Salsa and Swing in high-energy dance instruction classes!

New York Road Runners (26th Street – East) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility New York Road Runners
New York Road Runners is a non-profit community running organization whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. We serve more than 430,000 people—including 215,000 youth—annually. Join us at Citi Summer Streets for an NYRR Run History Tour or NYRR Striders Walk—just sign up online to enjoy the streets of NYC with us. You can also stop by our tent to learn more about all the different ways you can get involved with our community!

NYC Parks Mobile Fitness Unit (26th Street – East) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility NYC Parks Mobile Fitness Unit
The Mobile Recreation Program offers organized activities at events that are free and open to the public. These include community festivals, fairs, free programs, and other related events. The vans provide free activities for all New York City residents of all ages. From May to October, teams of trained Parks Staff travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City to provide structured and supervised activities. Fitness Mobiles come with exercise equipment and instructors for physical activity on-the-go.

Learn to Ride Classes for Kids by Bike New York Learn to Ride
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 here in advance to guarantee participation.

Recycle-A-Bicycle Workshop Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Recycle-A-Bicycle
Did you know it takes 50 years for a bicycle inner tube to decompose in a landfill? Make something beautiful to use or wear, and help protect the environment at the same time.

Taste of Summer Sampling Zone (25th Street between Park Ave and Madison Ave) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Taste of Summer Sampling Zone
Stop by the Taste of Summer Sampling Zone for yummy treats and refreshing beverages! The following vendors have confirmed participation at this year's sampling activation: Cabot, Nuun, Yasso, Nature’s Path, Purity Organics and noosa. Each vendor will offer free samples throughout the day so make sure this is first on your list in order to beat the crowds.

Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5, 12, and 19 Citymeals on Wheels Citymeals invites participants to learn how to pack shelf-stable emergency boxes. Partakers will be timed to see who can complete the task correctly in the shortest amount of time. The first and second place winners will receive a Citymeals bags with items such as: pens, buck slips, cups, chip-clips and more! Citymeals will also provide the opportunity to design cards for our homebound elderly neighbors. We are seeking to engage families across the city to commit to volunteering and serving the homebound elderly through meal delivery and holiday box delivery.
August 12 Local Roots You can pickle that! Learn how to pickle anything with Local Roots NYC - it's fun, easy, and a great way to preserve your food. We'll provide organic vegetables grown by our local farms, all you gotta do is show up and pick out the spices you want. Local Roots NYC is a female operated small business that connects New Yorkers with their weekly groceries, grown by local and sustainable farms.
August 5 South Bronx Farmers Market Learn more about a community-run farmers market located in the heart of the South Bronx working to increase healthy food access to residents by connecting our community to our farmers. Learn how to cook simple dishes using seasonal vegetables – recipe cards will be provided!
August 5, 12, 19 Coalition for Healthy School Food Don’t know beans about nutrition? Come to our tent and learn about getting healthy! The Coalition for Healthy School Food works to get more plant-based entrees in school meals and teaches students, parents, teachers, administrators, and school food service personnel the truth about nutrition (we hear so many different things about nutrition, come find out what’s real).
August 19 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Stellar Farmers Markets The Stellar Farmers Markets program provides free, bilingual nutrition education and cooking demonstrations at select farmers markets throughout NYC. Stop by to attend a fun, interactive healthy beverage workshop and learn how to make your own delicious fruit infused water.
Taste of Summer Performance Stage Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Taste of Summer Performance Stage

A host of cooking demos will take place in the early morning hours at the performance stage located within the sampling zone. Learn simple, healthy recipes from experienced chefs and plan to grab your recipe card on the way out so you can try this at home. In addition, a diverse spread of musical performances will take place in the later morning hours to keep your foot tapping as you take a beat from running and cycling along the route for a bit of refreshment.

COOKING DEMOS
Times August 5 August 12 August 19
9:00 am – 10:00 am South Bronx Farmers Market Vegan Chef Janie del Rosario Jimenez Office of School Food + Coalition for Healthy School Food
10:00 am – 11:00 am Cleaver Company   Mas (Farmhouse)
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Times August 5 August 12 August 19
10:20 am – 10:50 am   SIRMA  
11:00 am – 11:30 am Backtrack Vocals Evolfo Drew and Joanna
11:40 am – 12:10 pm Sulene The John James Band RANN
12:20 pm – 12:50 pm Coexist Music Group & Devin Jano JHEVERE Moondrunk

SMELL SYNTH with Museum of Food and Drink Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Smell Synth
To continue activating the sense of smell, the DOT Art program is partnering with the Museum of Food and Drink to present Smell Synth, an interactive exhibit highlighting the art and science of flavor within the Sampling Zone. Participants can smell their way through a variety of flavors, such as: cherry, almond extract, grape, coffee, nail polish remover, smoke, alcohol and much more and be immersed in a wave of aromas. Using the Smell Synth, visitors will be able to compose and discover over 500,000 different flavor combinations. Press one button at a time or try a few combinations. Learn more about thousands of lab-created flavor compounds identical to their natural counterparts. For more information, download MOFAD Smellsynth (pdf).

RECYCLING PROGRAMMING Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Recycling Programming

GrowNYC
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.

New York City Department of Sanitation

Come meet and take pictures with the NYC recycling characters. Be sure to post your photo on social media.

BIKE PROGRAMMING
DOT Helmet Fittings Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility 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! This is a popular giveaway so make sure to arrive early to guarantee a helmet. The line will close at noon in order to complete fittings by the end of the event at 1 pm.

Transportation Alternatives: #MoveMidtown Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives is New York City's premier advocacy organization for walking, biking, and mass transit. Transportation Alternatives volunteers will be talking with, and educating, Summer Streets participants about our latest initiative: #MoveMidtown, an effort to improve access to the heart of Manhattan for the millions of people who live, work, or play in the neighborhood every day.

Citibike Information and Education Citibike  Information and Education
Look for the Citi Bike tents along the route at E 24th and Park Ave and 72nd St and Park Ave. Say hello to our Citi Bike Squad, learn more about Citi Bike, plus save $25 on an annual membership*!
*Offer valid for new customers only.

Bike + Roll Bike Rental Bike Rental
Bike & Roll will provide free bike rentals. A total of 65 bikes will be available at the Midtown Rest Stop, on 25th Street.

5BBC Bike Repair Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Citibike  Information and Education

Five Borough Bicycle Club will provide free bicycle repair. 5BBC is New York’s friendliest bike club and they prove that on every ride they do. Whether you are new to cycling, a commuter seeking new adventures, or an avid cyclist, 5BBC has rides for you. Quite simple, when you ride with 5BBC, you ride with friends.

InTANDEM Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Citibike  Information and Education
InTandem is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide tandem cycling programs and opportunities to people with disabilities. InTandem will offer giveaways throughout the day and short demo rides to the public to experience riding on the back seat of a tandem bike alongside experienced captains taking the lead from the front seat.

NYCDOT Mobility Management Program

On August 19, learn more about the NYCDOT Mobility Management program, which meets the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income New Yorkers. With inclusiveness in mind, key infrastructure elements, like wayfinding signs and tactile guideways throughout the five boroughs and in low-income neighborhoods, can make the City a more accessible environmental for all.

ASTOR PLACE REST STOP: The Citi Experience The Citi Experience

Citi Mobile Everest 360 Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Citi Mobile Everest 360

Looking for adventure? Embark on an immersive 360’ journey to the summit of Mount Everest without ever leaving the City. See, hear and feel the chilling and amazing sights of this epic and treacherous journey. Each “climber” will access the summit through a 360 immersive device located in our Base Camp Yurt at the Citi Rest Stop in Astor Place The Citi Mobile Everest 360 experience is not to be missed. Expected run time is about 6 minutes.

Mini Golf NYC Mini Golf NYC

Have you ever tried to hit a hole in one at Citi Field or hit a ball clear across the Brooklyn Bridge? Now’s your chance….sort of. Citi has created a five hole mini golf course celebrating the fun of the City and the five boroughs. It’s fun for all ages, come play! Citi Mini golf will be part of our Astor Place rest stop.

Citi Presents Food Sessions by Daily tous les jours and Nico Fonseca with guest Chef John Mooney Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Citi Presents Food Sessions by Daily tous les jours and Nico Fonseca with guest chef John Mooney
Food Sessions is a pop-up installation, complimentary to any food experience, whether at a restaurant, a special event banquet or on the streets of New York. Silent disco style, participants are ushered through a guided meditation—a shared journey in the form of a meal. Together, participants explore ways to eat with all their senses, opening up their imagination and senses, calling on their memories and sharing their culture. Participants share a meal while being guided, by wireless headphones, through the sensory experience, evoking memories and emotions associated with the food they are eating. An experience at once collective and personal, Food Sessions stages a series of exercises that challenge and enrich participants’ relationships with the food they consume and the people they share it with. Bring your memories. Forget your manners. Chew on your tastes. Swallow your stories. Storytelling and taste are one and the same. Food is more than taste. It is culture, memories, identity. Bring your stories and your appetite; you will eat with your ears and your heart. For more information, download Food Sessions (pdf).

Pre-registration is required. Tickets will be released each Tuesday at noon before the respective Summer Streets’ Saturday.

Citi Summer Streets Food Sessions Week #3 Registration will have four sessions:
Food Sessions Start 9 am; in line no later than 8:30 am FULLY BOOKED
Food Sessions Start 10 am; in line no later than 9:30 am FULLY BOOKED
Food Sessions Start 11 am; in line no later than 10:30 am FULLY BOOKED
Food Sessions Start 12 am; in line no later than 11:30 am FULLY BOOKED

Food Sessions Participant Information
  • All participants must reserve a spot in advance.
  • Kids under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants must sign a safety and photo waiver to participate.
  • You must arrive a minimum of 30 minutes in advance of your timeslot for guaranteed participation.
  • Food Sessions Check-in is located at the SW corner of Astor Place and Lafayette.
  • Please be sure to review the allergens included in this experience prior to registering and avoid participation if you are allergic to any of the following: dairy, and nuts/tree nuts. The dish is egg-free, gluten-free and vegetarian.
  • Note that should Food Sessions be delayed due to rain, sessions may not stay on schedule. We encourage all to arrive early and confirm start times upon arrival.
  • Weather Update: A variety of technical equipment is used to facilitate Food Sessions. Because of this, we will not proceed with any session in the event of rain. Registered participants will be notified of cancellations on site. We encourage those who have arrived for a session, to participate in any of the other rain or shine activities available at Citi Summer Streets. Participants whose session has been cancelled are not guaranteed seating at following sessions, but are invited to join the stand-by line for the next available seating. Registered guests are reminded to check the time indicated under their “Ticket Type” for their session.

FAQ

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is Food Sessions located?

Food Sessions is located at Citi Summer Streets within the Astor Place Rest Stop at the intersection of Astor Place and Lafayette Street.

How many people does Food Sessions accommodate?

A total of four sessions will be offered each Summer Streets Saturday with a maximum of 162 guests per session or 648 guests per Summer Streets Saturday.

How long is the Food Sessions experience?

Participants are required to arrive on-site a half hour prior to their scheduled time slot for guaranteed participation. Once seated, Food Sessions runs approximately 45 minutes. Therefore, participants should plan to be on-site for an hour and fifteen minutes from start to finish.

Will Food Sessions be held rain or shine?

A variety of technical equipment is used to facilitate Food Sessions. Because of this, we will not proceed with any session in the event of rain. Registered participants will be notified of cancellations on site. We encourage those who have arrived for a session, to participate in any of the other rain or shine activities available at Citi Summer Streets. Participants whose session has been cancelled are not guaranteed seating at following sessions, but are invited to join the stand-by line for the next available seating. Registered guests are reminded to check the time indicated under their “Ticket Type” for their session.

REGISTRATION

How much does it cost to participate?

Tickets for Food Sessions at Citi Summer Streets are FREE thanks to Citi!

Do I need to register in advance to participate in Food Sessions each Summer Streets Saturday?

Yes, advance registration is required for this installation. A hard copy or electronic version of the tickets must be presented to event personnel to guarantee participation.

When can I register to participate in Food Sessions each Summer Streets Saturday?

Registration for each Saturday goes live the Tuesday before each given event date; August 1, 8 and 15.

PARTICIPATION

Are there any restrictions?

Please be sure to review the allergens present in the menu of this experience prior to registering and avoid participation if you are allergic to any of the following allergens: milk, eggs, wheat and tree nuts. A safety and photo waiver must be signed in advance of participation.

Is Food Sessions accessible?

Yes, Food Sessions is accessible. Please notify the host or hostess if there are any specific questions.

What do I bring with me?

Security will be on-site to check all bags so participants are encouraged to limit personal belongings when possible. The City of New York and LG are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Can my child participate?

Yes, children may participate but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Anyone under the age of 18 must obtain sign off from their parents or guardian.

FOOD SESSIONS RULES
  • Advance registration is required to participate.
  • All participants must sign a safety and photo waiver before participating in Food Sessions.
  • Participants must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to a scheduled timeslot for guaranteed participation.
  • A hard copy or electronic version of the tickets must be presented to event personnel to guarantee participation.
  • Individuals will be unable to participate if they do not furnish the tickets at the time of entry.
  • Please be sure to review the ingredients and products included in this experience prior to registering and avoid participation if you are allergic to any of the following allergens: milk, eggs, wheat and tree nuts.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The maximum number of participants during a given session is 180 guests.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall enter the installation.
  • No running is allowed on the queue line at any time.
  • No pets allowed in the installation.
  • Follow the instructions of the host/hostess on-site.
  • Emergency telephone number for police, fire, and hospital is 911.
Paws and Play Dog Park Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Paws and Play Dog Park

Bring your furry friends to the Paws and Play Dog Park located at the Astor Place Rest Stop 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. 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.
Date of Participation Organization Workshop Information
August 5, 12 & 19 Best Friends Animal Shelter Best Friends Animal Society - New York will have a prize wheel with some fun giveaway items and staff members will be on hand to speak with attendees about the Best Friends mission and how they can get involved. Best Friends adoptable dogs may also be on site at various points throughout the event.
August 5, 12 & 19 Animal Care Centers of NYC Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), a leader among open-admissions sheltering organizations and one of the largest in the country, takes in more than 30,000 animals annually. ACC rescues, cares for and finds loving homes for animals throughout the five boroughs and never turns away any homeless, abandoned, injured or sick animal in need, including cats, dogs, rabbits, small mammals, reptiles, birds, farm animals and wildlife. It is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit in NYC with this unique responsibility. Stop by the booth for information on adopting, volunteering, fostering and other ways you can help animals in need. Get involved right away by making toys for cats in the shelters!
August 5, 12 & 19 Animal Haven Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. Adoptable dogs will be on-site throughout the event.
NYC Water On the Go NYC Water On the Go

Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s portable water fountains at Citi Summer Streets to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We’ve set up locations along the event route at all six rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

Smellmapping Astor Place by Kate McLean Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Smellmapping Astor Place by Kate McLean

DOT Art and the Village Alliance have partnered with designer Kate McLean to produce a Smellmap of the Astor Place neighborhood. Three smellwalks were hosted over the past few months with local residents and stakeholders to gather smell data/information. Participants were asked to explore the environment strictly through their sense of smell by smell catching (receiving smell info), smell hunting (searching for smell info) and lastly free smelling (a mini smell research project). Mclean has collected all the smell data and visualized the findings as a colorful smellmap. McLean will be on-site to lead two walks at 9 am and 11 am to continue building on this research and invites participants to incorporate their findings into a large-scale smellmap available on-site. Download a digital copy of Smellmapping Astor Place (pdf) For more information, download Smellmapping (pdf)

Smellwalk– Aug 5 at 9 am: Sign up here. FULLY BOOKED
Smellwalk– Aug 5 at 11 am: Sign up here. FULLY BOOKED
Smellwalk– Aug 12 at 9 am: Sign up here. FULLY BOOKED
Smellwalk– Aug 12 at 11 am: Sign up here. FULLY BOOKED
Smellwalk – Aug 19 at 9 am: Sign up here.
Smellwalk – Aug 19 at 11 am: Sign up here. FULLY BOOKED

Kate Mclean is both an artist and designer who creates smellmaps of cities around the world. She focuses on human perception of the urban smellscape. Through her research, McLean hopes to encourage people to tap into alternative sensory modes for individual and shared interpretation of place. She is currently a PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art.

Village Alliance: “Creativity Cubed: Faces, Places and Traces” (August 12th) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Village Alliance: “Creativity Cubed: Faces, Places and Traces”

East Village chronicles the last fifty years of East Village history and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Alamo “Cube”! You'll be able to express your own personal history and experiences of the East Village at our FREE “Cube Collage-a-thons” workshops. Create your own personal spinning mini-cube and collage it with iconic East Village images from the past 50 years – from storefronts to album covers, famous faces to places and iconic graffiti to community gardens.

On August 5th at 11 AM, spot the The Marching Cobras as they lead a musical procession down the route beginning at 4th Street and Lafayette Street.

SOHO REST STOP: Feel The Burn

FITNESS STAGE Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Fitness Stage

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

August 5, 12 & 19 Organization Work Out Class Information
9:30 am (60 mins) Walk At Home 5K Walk Concert! – Walk 3 miles set to your favorite music!
10:30 am (45 mins) Crunch Fitness Aug. 5 & 12 - POUND
Aug. 19 - Tabura
11:15 am (45 mins) Crunch Fitness Aug. 5 – Ab Attack
Aug. 12 & 19 – Disco Yoga
12:00 pm (45 mins) Crunch Fitness Mash-up Dance Party (Zumba vs. Pop Dance Project vs. Hard Knocks)
Honest Tea Activation Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Honest Tea Activation

Honest Tea, Inc. seeks to create and promote great-tasting, organic beverages and extend economic opportunities to communities in need. Honest Tea will be bringing its Mobile Tea Garden, an immerse brand experience highlighting the impact of Fair Trade Certified and organic ingredients, to Summer Streets, as well as sampling its new organic sports drink, Honest Sport.

Clif Kids Bike Park Clif Kids Bike Park

The Clif Kids Bike Park experience invites children under 12 to ride through a custom track that mimics what they would find in the many mountain bike trails in the area. We will have coaches on site that will teach even beginner cyclists how to ride the track- allowing them to build cycling skills that will give them more confidence when riding back at home. We are looking forward to seeing you in August!

PULSUS by Allen Sayegh Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility PULSUS by Allen Sayegh PULSUS by Allen Sayegh
Also new to Soho is an ambient, interactive, and experimental sculpture titled PULSUS. Curated by the DOT Art Program and designed/produced by Allen Sayegh and the INVIVIA team, PULSUS hums and mists to fluctuations in urban activity gathered from sensors and social media in the city. Come sit and cool off to the mist, press your ear against the concrete, and listen to the beat of New York. For more information, download PULSUS (pdf).

FOLEY SQUARE REST STOP: Come Ride the Slide

Vita Coco Beach featuring the Beachside Slide Vita Coco Beach featuring the Beachside Slide Vita Coco Beach featuring the Beachside Slide

Visit Vita Coco Beach at Foley Square to slide down a 270-foot water slide, relax in a lounge chair underneath palm trees, quench your thirst with a refreshing Vita Coco Coconut Water beverage, transport yourself to a beach using virtual technology or cool off at a misting station. Don’t forget to grab your free photo to document your Vita Coco Coconut Beachside Slide experience.

Online pre-registration is required to ride the slide. To register for the third Saturday (August 19th), please visit the following link beginning Monday, August 14th at noon. Vita Coco Beachside Slide Week #3 Registration

FAQ

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 5 opens on July 31st FULLY BOOKED
Registration for August 12 opens on August 7th FULLY BOOKED
Registration for August 19 opens on August 14th

What time does the Beachside Slide start and end?

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.

REGISTRATION

How much does it cost to participate?

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

SLIDING

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 accessible?

Though we strive to have all programming be accessible, there are some activations, like this one, where access is not feasible. We do encourage persons with disabilities to enjoy our many other accessible activations.

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.

SLIDE RULES

  • 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

Adaptive Basketball with Wheelchair Sports Federation Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Adaptive Basketball
The Wheelchair Sports Federation invites the public to participate in training sessions and live games to 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.

MSG/New York Knicks and New York Liberty MSG/New York Knicks and New York Liberty
The New York Knicks and New York Liberty will have their brand ambassadors and clinicians on hand to run basketball free throw contests and give out prizes via the Liberty prize wheel. In addition, there will be appearances from Knicks alumni John Starks on August 5th from 10am to 11am and Liberty alumni Sue Wicks will appear from 10am to 12pm on August 19th. You will also have the opportunity to sign your kids up for Jr. Knicks or Jr. Liberty memberships.

DOT Hand-Cycle Demonstration Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility D O T Handcycle Demonstration

Test out a hand-cycle on an organized bike circuit on Centre Street and tell us about your experience. Your comments will help NYCDOT 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.

Elisa Monte Dance (26 Federal Plaza: 8/5, 8/12 and 8/19 at 11 am) Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Elisa Monte Dance
Choreographer and Artist Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher of Elisa Monte Dance has created three new distinctive interactive dance performances for Summer Streets participants to enjoy! On August 5th, Around the World and Back Again will feature live music from Chris Brubeck’s band Triple Play. August 12th performance, Boomerang is a fun interactive audience engagement piece which encourages the audience to document their performance experience through social media. Lost Art, which will be performed on August 19th, is a new 30-minute piece in response to the missing sculpture Titled Arc.

Now in its 36th year, Elisa Monte Dance is hailed around the world for its visceral and physical style of movement that embraces diverse cultural influences. The organization was founded in 1981, by former Martha Graham dancer Elisa Monte. The company’s work emphasizes three main objectives: Train and maintain a corps of professional dancers of multi-ethnic origin, capable of meeting the artistic and physical demands of the choreography; Educate individuals in the art of movement and in appreciation of live dance performance; and Collaborate with distinguished artists across other disciplines. For more information, download Elisa Monte Dance (pdf).

HISTORICAL REENACTORS Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Historical Reenactors

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

BIKE PROGRAMMING

Bike & Roll Bike Rental Bike Rental and Valet
Bike & Roll will provide free bike rental. A total of 65 bikes will be available at the Foley Square Rest Stop, on Lafayette Street.

Transportation Alternatives Bike Valet Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives will provide free bike valet.

*For adaptive experience, please visit the Hand-Cycle activation.