Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August (3rd, 10th, 17th), nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to walk, run, bike, and play. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.
Open to pedestrians for the first time in history, the Park Avenue Tunnel, which runs from 33rd Street to 40th Street, will be open to pedestrians at the 33rd Street entrance between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm. The Tunnel will host Voice Tunnel, an interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
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Adidas originals presents The Do Over 2013 — a backyard party with bounce — on Sunday, August 11. Located at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, 89 South Street, Pier 17. Music starts at 2pm and ends at 10pm. Come as you are. Limited space available.
“You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far.” – B.I.G.
Join 5 Pointz, DJ Kool Herc and legendary graffiti artists as they celebrate 40 years of Hip Hop on Sunday, August 11, 5pm – 7pm. 5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to legally express themselves. Location: 45-46 Davis St, Long Island City.
Kool Herc, also known as Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, NYC.