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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One of the coolest wellness activities in the city is to walk, run or bike the Williamsburg bridge. Depending on which way you’re commuting — from BK to Manhattan or Manhattan to BK — you can visit either the LES art galleries or enjoy the Williamsburg street art. Don’t forget to make friends with the hundreds of daily commuters while crossing.
Come Out & Play is an annual festival of street games that turns NYC into a giant playground. If you’re looking for a place where adults can be kids, join the fun on Saturday, July 13, Governors Island. Free.
If you’re looking for a fun way to challenge your body, sign up for the 5k Electric Run/Walk, as they transform the Aviator Sports and Sports and Events Center (Brooklyn) into a neon spectacular. The event will take place on September 27 and September 28 (sold out). Participation will be capped at 10,000 runners/walkers. Sign up asap.
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