Summer Streets in NYC

Summer Streets 2021

NYC’s original seven miles of Open Streets returned for 2021 - thanks to all our great partners and everyone who came out!

Check out the activities, art and performances from Summer Streets 2021

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Summer Streets is a multi-day, annual car-free event held in August.

This event takes place in Manhattan between the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. Nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are open for people to play, run, walk, and bike along Park Avenue and its connecting streets.

NYC DOT hosts free public art installations, performances and activities at Rest Stops along the route. Partners may include city agencies, nonprofit organizations, performers and visual artists. Activities promote fitness and outdoor recreation.

In 2019, nearly 300,000 people enjoyed the open streets.