Find a Weekend Walk

These are the 2014 Weekend Walks. We are looking forward to another great season this year.

the Bronx

Bronx Summer Fest on the Boulevard

Louis Niñe Boulevard between Southern Boulevard and Jennings Street
June 7 and 14, noon – 4 pm
June 21, 4 – 8pm (Saturdays)

This June, WHEDco brings the community three Saturdays of activities with a focus on the arts, health, and the environment. On June 7th the Bronx Music Heritage Center presents Bronx Gospel Fest! featuring groups from all over the Bronx. Come pick your favorite group and show your support for soul-stirring Gospel! On June 14th enjoy demos, mural painting, special performances, arts and crafts, and games. On June 21st the Bronx Music Heritage Center as part of Make Music NY presents a Bronx Living Legend concert honoring hip hop founding father, DJ Kool Herc. Then dance the night away as Kool Herc himself takes over the turntables and gives us a Jamaican Jam dance party.
Hosted by WHEDco.

Circle the Square

Lane Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Westchester Avenue
June 14, 21 (Saturdays)
7 pm – 9:30 pm
Hosted by Westchester Square BID

Bronx Summer Walks on Burnside Avenue

West Burnside Avenue between Davidson and Jerome Avenues
July 19, 26 and August 2 (Saturdays)
noon – 5:30 pm

Bronx Summer Walks will run from Jerome Avenue to Davidson Avenue along Burnside Avenue. In conjunction with health care providers and health – based resources, we will have a variety of activities promoting healthy lifestyles as well as live entertainment for local residents. These events will also feature healthy cooking demonstrations
Hosted by Davidson Community Center

204th Street Summer Festival

East 204th Street between Bainbridge and Decatur Avenues
July 27, August 3 (Sundays)
noon – 5 pm
Hosted by Bronx Community Board 7

Boogie on the Boulevard

Grand Concourse between 165th Street and 167th Street
August 3, 10, 17 (Sundays)
10 am – 2 pm

This is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bronx County. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is collaborating with Transportation Alternatives and many arts, culture and health organizations to bring art, music and healthy activities to the Grand Concourse for people of all ages. Participants will be invited to bring their own bikes, roller skates, chairs or any other amenities. Enjoy a stroll on the Grand Concourse while participating in outdoor programs.
Hosted by Bronx Museum of the Arts

Pelham Bay Merchants Association Weekend Walk

Buhre Avenue between Crosby and Jarvis Avenues
August 16, 23 (Saturdays)
noon – 5 pm

Join us for a fun filled family Weekend Walks! There will be a rock climbing wall, Karate and dance classes hosted by local merchants. Visitors will also be able to access information about Breast Cancer, Child Safety and there will be Back to School gift packs! Everyone will be able to find something they will enjoy in their own community, Pelham Bay.
Hosted by The Pelham Bay Merchants Association

Brooklyn

Kingston Avenue Festival

Kingston Avenue between Bergen Street and Pacific Street
May 17 (Saturday)
noon – 5 pm

The Kingston Avenue Festival is an annual block party to celebrate our neighborhood. The festival promises to be a day of excitement, featuring live music, dance, and spoken word performances, arts activities, a balloon artist, resource tables, an anti-violence art display, facepainting, and much more! It will be a great event for children, teens and adults. The Festival is a partnership of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, and the New York City Department of Transportation.
Hosted by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center.

Sheepshead Bay Weekend Walk

Sheepshead Bay Road between East 15th Street and Emmons Avenue
June 1 (Saturday)
noon – 5 pm

Hosted by the Brooklyn Alliance

Williamsburg Walks

Bedford Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and North 12th Street
June 14 (Saturday)
1 pm – 6 pm

Williamsburg Walks returns on June 12 from 1 – 6 PM. Taking inspiration from some of the most awesome pedestrian plazas around the world, each year Williamsburg Walks frees Bedford Ave. from car traffic to host art, music, food, and more. Spanning from Metropolitan Avenue to McCarren Park, enjoy pop-up parks, improvised art, live music, and expanded cafe seating. Entire blocks will be dedicated to art, activism and biking. Williamsburg Walks is a rain or shine event.
Hosted by Triskelion Arts

Pitkin Avenue Summer Plaza

Pitkin Avenue between Strauss and Amboy Streets
June 15 and 22 (Sundays), 11 am – 5 pm
June 27 (Friday), 6 pm – 9 pm
Hosted by Pitkin Avenue District Management Association (Pitkin Avenue BID).

Grand Street Block Party

Grand Street between Bushwick and Manhattan Avenues
June 21, 28 (Saturdays)
2 pm – 8 pm
Hosted by Grand Street BID

Summer Stroll, 80th – 90th Streets

Third Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 90th Street
July 18, 25, August 8, 15 (Fridays)
6 pm – 10 pm

It's Friday night in the middle of summer and you don't feel like dealing with the crazy Jersey Shore or Hamptons traffic. Summer Stroll in Bay Ridge is the place to be! Join us for some family-friendly fun over 4 nights in July and August as we close the main neighborhood strip to traffic and open up the streets like the Piazza San Marco. July 18 & 25 from 69th to 80th Street and August 8 & 15 from 80th to 90th Street. 6 – 10 PM. Be there!
Hosted by Merchants of Third Avenue

Flatbush Junction Community Weekend

Flatbush Avenue between Glenwood and Farragut Avenues
July 13 (Sunday)
2 pm – 7 pm
Hosted by Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID

South Slope Weekend Walks

Fifth Avenue between 12th and 18th Streets
July 18, 25 (Fridays)
5 pm – 9 pm

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID will host two sets of Weekend Walks events. On July 18th and 25th, the Avenue will be closed from 12th – 18th Street for food, music and fun in the sun. On the 25th, drop by for a live production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, right in the middle of the Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets at 7:30 pm.
Hosted by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.

Seventh Avenue Summer

Seventh Avenue between 9th and 16th Streets
July 19th, 26th (Saturdays)
Noon – 5 pm

Hosted by the Park Slope Civic Council

TAMA Summer Fest Weekend Walks III

Tompkins Avenue between Hancock Street and Putnam Avenue
July 26, August 2 (Saturdays)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hosted by Bridge Street Development Corporation.

North Slope Weekend Walks

Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and Dean Street
August 15, 22 (Fridays)
5 pm – 9 pm

Weekend Walks returns to the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID on August 15th and 22nd between Sterling and Dean Streets (adjacent to the Barclays Center). Romeo and Juliet will be performed again in this stretch of the Avenue on the 15th at 7:30 pm.
Hosted by Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID

Weekend Walks Community Street Fair

16th Avenue between 42nd and 45th Streets
August 24 (Sunday)
11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Borough Park Jewish Community Council

Southside Connex

Havemeyer Street between South 4th and Grand Streets
September 13, 20 (Saturdays)
Noon – 5 pm
Hosted by El Puente

Summer Space

Montague Street between Clinton and Hicks Streets
September 21 (Sundays)
noon – 5 pm

Montague Street welcomes visitors to Summer Space – a day of FREE, outdoor events, including the Brooklyn Heights Dog Show, live music and dance performances, fitness classes, activities for the entire family, food samples from local restaurants, and special store promotions. Closed to traffic and re-imagined as a pedestrian oasis, Summer Space is held on Montague Street between Clinton and Hicks Streets.
Hosted by Montague Street BID

Manhattan

Chinatown BID Family Festival

Mott Street between Canal and Worth Streets
May 31, June 28 (Saturdays)
1 pm – 5 pm
Hosted by the Chinatown Partnership.

Summer Sundays in the Heights

Edward Morgan Place between West 156th and 157th Streets
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Sundays)
1 pm–5 pm
Hosted by the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

Positively 8th Street

West 8th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
June 14, 21 (Saturdays)
noon – 5 pm

Come out “on the road” with the Village Alliance for two Saturday afternoons in June where the cars will stop and the community can play. Local businesses, residents and artists are coming together on West 8th Street for live music performances, children’s games, al fresco dining, walking tours, art workshops and a bit of recreation to celebrate the summer solstice and the unique cultural legacy of Greenwich Village.
Hosted by the Village Alliance.

Hamilton Heights-Sugar Hill 4th Annual Cultural Festival

Hamilton Place between West 142nd and Amsterdam Avenue
June 21, 28 (Saturdays)
11 am – 5 pm

The 4th Annual Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Cultural Festival. Two consecutive Saturdays in June celebrating the diverse culture and arts organizations of West Harlem with music, dance, outdoor health and fitness sessions, a Kiddie's Corner featuring interactive games, face painting, and art sessions. Highlights include: Doggie Fashion Show, Kids' Swap Shop, Arts & Crafts, pony rides, neighborhood walking tour of the historic district, and a line-up of talented musicians.
Hosted by Harlem One Stop

Explore China Town Mid-Summer Festival

Mott Street from Canal to Worth Streets
July 26 (Sundays)
11 am to 4 pm
Hosted by the Chinatown Partnership.

Bloomingdale Family Days

Amsterdam Avenue between West 106th and 110th Streets
September 7, 14, 21 (Sundays)
11 am – 5 pm
Hosted by the Columbus Amsterdam BID.

Queens

LIC Walks

Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th Avenue
May 17 (Saturday)
1 pm – 6 pm

The Long Island City Partnership will host the first-ever LIC Springs! block party – complete with free performances, art displays, family-friendly activities, and culinary tastes of the neighborhood.
LIC Springs! is a free, afternoon-long festive block party on Vernon Boulevard, from 50th Avenue to 46th Avenue. The event will shut down Vernon Boulevard to vehicular traffic, and run from 1 to 6 PM, with performances on nearly every block – including a main stage. The event will be held rain or shine.
The event coincides with the wildly popular LIC Arts Open festival and the weekend’s LIC Flea outdoor market – creating a day of activities throughout Long Island City.
Hosted by the Long Island City Partnership

Sunnyside Strolls

46th Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Queens Boulevard
July 26, August 2, 9 (Saturdays)
1 pm – 7 pm
Hosted by the Sunnyside Shines BID.

Astoria Park Shore Fest

Shore Boulevard between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard
August 3, August 10, August 17 (Sundays)
1 pm – 6:30 pm

ShoreFest at Astoria Park is another great reason to love the neighborhood! Take part in a variety of family-friendly activities on Sundays in August when Shore Boulevard along the East River is closed to vehicle traffic. All activities will take place on Shore Boulevard and in Astoria Park between the bridges.
Hosted by the Astoria Park Alliance

Bayside Village Sunday Stroll

Bell Boulevard between 39th and 41st Avenues
September 28 (Sunday)
noon – 5 pm

The Bayside Village BID Sunday Stroll will be held on Sunday, September 28 in the Heart of Bayside on Bell Boulevard between 39th and 41st Avenue. This event highlights everything the Bell Boulevard has to offer. Join friends and family to enjoy live music and performances, take advantage sidewalk dining from our many restaurants and learn about all of the businesses that call Bell Boulevard home.
Hosted by the Bayside Village BID

Staten Island

Sticky Situation NYC & Skatedown at Castletown

Castleton Avenue between Davis and Oakland Avenue
July 5, July 12 (Saturdays)
Noon – 5 pm
Hosted by the Castleton Collective

Van Duzer Days

Van Duzer Street between Wright and Beach Streets
July 12, 19 (Saturdays)
noon – 7 pm
Hosted by Staten Island Collaboration (SIcoLAB)