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.