About Summer Streets

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2018, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage in France and has since inspired other such events around the world such as CicloRecreo Via and London's Regent Street Summer Streets.

Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

NYC DOT thanks the other City agencies and organizations who provide vital support for Summer Streets, including:

Department of Transportation

Adopt a Highway Program
Bike Safety- Helmet Fitting Program
Hand-Cycle Activation
Helmet Fitting
Pedestrian Ramp Program
Safety Zone
External Affairs
Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance
Legal Affairs
Manhattan Borough Commissioner’s Office
Mobility Management
Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination
Office of Special Events
Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Safety Education
Traffic and Planning

City of New York

Business Integrity Commission
Citywide Events Coordination and Management
Department of Buildings
Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Department of Consumer Affairs
Department of Environmental Protection
DEP Water On the Go
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Sanitation
Department of Sanitation Truck Art
Department of Youth and Community Development
New York City Fire Department
New York City Police Department
NYC & Co.
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
NYC Parks
NYC Parks Play Mobile
Street Activity Permit Office

Major Partners

Clif Kid
Metro by T- Mobile
The Body Shop

Supporting Partners

Animal Medical Center
Best Friends Animal Society
Bowery Farming
Cabot Creamery Co-Operative
Chameleon Cold- Brew
Darrell Lea
Deep River Snacks
GoGo squeeZ
Hubert’s Lemonade
Kitu Coffee
Lenny & Larry’s
Made Good
Sweet Leaf Tea

Media Partners

MTA Metro-North Railroad
NBC 4 New York
Schneps Media
Telemundo 47
Time Out New York

Local Programming Partners

Accent Dance NYC
Afro Brazil Arts
Animal Care Centers of NYC
Animal Haven Center
Ariel Rivka Dance
Artichoke Dance
Asia Society
Aubrey Haddard
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Ballets with a Twist
Batingua Arts
Big Onion Walking Tours
Bike New York
Body and Pole
Brooklyn Ballet
Bryant Park Jugglers
Buglisi Dance
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Citi Bike
Coexist Music Group
Cover Story
Dahka Band
Damn Tall Buildings
Dancing Classrooms
DJ Got Me Fit
El Museo del Barrio
Fogo Azul
F Tones
Gleich Dances
Green Inspired Art
Go! Sports USA
Heidi Latsky Dance
International Center of Photography
Inti and the Moon
Jaliya Kafo Ensemble
Japan Society
Jody Oberfelder Projects
John James Band
Kyle Sparkman
L Train Brass
Manhattan Borough Historian
Marching Cobras
Martial Arfs
Materials for the Arts
Madison Square Garden/ New York Knicks
Movement by Lara
Municipal Art Society
Museum of Arts & Design
Museum of Chinese in America
Music with a Message
New York Violinist
Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
Noguchi Museum
NY Botanical Garden
NYC Kids Project
Pop Fit Kids
Pop Up Yoga
Queens of Brass
Rite of Spring Duo
Robert Anderson Band
Rockness Music
Rudin Management
Saung Budava Dance
Sirens of Gotham
Soapbox Sound
Society of Illustrators
Teresa Fellion Dance
The Afro-Latineers
The Africa Center
The Blue Dahlia
The Center for Book Arts
The Movement Creative
Transportation Alternatives
Unlimited Biking
Urban Studio Unbound
VISIONS Services
Wildlife Theater
Wheelchair Sports Federation
XAOC Contemporary Ballet
Youth in a Roman Field