Host a Weekend Walk

Grand Concourse, The Bronx

Grand Concourse, The Bronx

Hosting a Weekend Walk

Through the Weekend Walks program, community based organizations apply to close commercial streets and provide programming that highlights local businesses and New York City neighborhoods.

If you are interested in hosting a Weekend Walks event, please review the basic requirements below, download the guidelines document, and then apply at:

The application deadline is close of business on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Basic Guidelines

Basic requirements for participating in the Weekend Walks prorgam include:

  • Events must be on a commercial corridor
  • Proposing organizations must have strong ties to the community
  • Minimum event length is 2 blocks, maximum is 10
  • Minimum number of event days is 2, maximum is 10
  • Events must be on a recurring and predictable schedule (e.g. every Saturday in June, First Fridays in the summer, etc.)
  • Consecutive dates (e.g. Saturday 8/16 and Sunday 8/17) are not permitted
  • Events proposed adjacent to parks or other large public spaces are not permitted
  • Vending of any kind is prohibited at Weekend Walks events

Partner Responsibilities

Partners enter into an agreement with NYCDOT for community management services and will agree to provide:

  • Programing that promotes the use of streets as public space
  • Ongoing communication with NYPD and the Community Board
  • Coordination with local businesses, community based organizations, etc.
  • All required permits, licenses, site plan, and run of show provided in accordance with DOT’s deadlines
  • Attend at least one mandatory partner meeting

NYCDOT Responsibilities

  • Assistance coordinating with city agencies
  • Moveable furniture and some programming amenities
  • Limited funding based on availability and size of the proposed event

The application deadline is close of business Friday, January 12th, 2018.

The Weekend Walks 2018 application can be found at