Programming and Performance Opportunities

Free programming and performances for people of all ages and abilities are offered at five Rest Stops along the Summer Streets route. Artists, performers and nonprofit organizations present public art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, educational workshops, fitness classes and other unique activities. Interested Programming Partners are invited to submit proposals in response to an open call released annually in early winter. The NYC DOT Cultural Programming Committee reviews applications based on public safety, organizational capacity, proposal and artistic merit and event suitability.

Programming Partners must provide services on one of the event dates between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm. Setup is required before 6:30 am and breakdown after 1 pm since vehicles are not permitted on the route during event hours.

Woman and men dressed in bright green and white outfits dance on an outdoor stage in Manhattan
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Dance Performance
Adults and children stand and sit around a folding table with arts and crafts setup. A white tent is setup behind the table, with a sign reading MAD
Museum of Arts and Design, Arts and Crafts Workshop