SUMMER STREETS 2019: PROGRAMMING ROSTER

Uptown Rest Stop
Midtown Rest Stop
Astor Place Rest Stop
SoHo Rest Stop
Foley Square Rest Stop

 

INFORMATION TENTS

Information tents located at each rest stop will provide American Sign Language interpretation, print and braille maps, and general Summer Streets information. To request additional accommodations, including language interpretation in other languages, please contact accessibility@dot.nyc.gov. For more information on Accessible Programming at Summer Streets.

 

UPTOWN
CHILDREN’S CORNER: PLAY FREE

51st Street & Park Avenue

 

ARTS & CULTURAL WORKSHOPS   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East
Participate in a variety of fun and interactive workshops geared towards children ages 2 and up hosted by some of the City’s most coveted arts and cultural institutions. Learn more about the City’s exciting arts and cultural offerings and create your own craft to take home. Special thanks to Rudin Management for hosting the Arts and Cultural Hub at Summer Streets 2019.


August 3rd

ASIA SOCIETY
Culture Break: Join Asia Society for temporary tattoos, free Museum admission postcards, and family craft activities as well as live demonstrations inspired by the rich and varied cultures of Asia.

CULTURE NOW
KNOW YOUR CITY: NYC’s Built Environment: Summer Streets participants can pick up different maps or visit the cultureNOW website to learn more about the public art and architectural gems located along the Summer Streets route. New this year are short 15 minute pop-up walking tours lead by Culture Now representatives. Stop by the tent for your own personal tour highlighting one or two significant buildings at the rest stop.

HYPOTHEKIDS
Catapult Launchers: Learn from HYPOTHEkids about the power of simple machines as you create a rubber band-powered catapult - make a hypothesis to see how far it will go and test it out!

MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS
Mini Mobiles: Create your miniature mobiles from reusable “Materials for the Arts” supplies like buttons and chop-sticks. All year long, this unit of the Department of Cultural Affairs collects and donates NYC’s reusable materials to artists and teachers.

THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
Potting up with the New York Botanical Garden: Pot up a plant with NYBG to take home! Learn about all NYBG has to offer this summer– from hands-on gardening in the Edible Academy to its latest exhibition, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx.

THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Playground Design: Join Noguchi Museum educators in exploring playgrounds Isamu Noguchi designed for New York City, and around the world. Then create your own three-dimensional playground model using paper and mixed media.

THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS
Draw and Groove: The Society of Illustrators celebrates the art of illustration and comic & cartoon art past, present and future. Stop by our table to learn about our exhibits, lectures, workshops and film screenings. While there, meet a few of our award-winning illustrator members and engage in a project for visitors of all ages!

URBAN STUDIO UNBOUND
Color Theory Exercise: Participants will learn about Color Theory by using color combo palettes & creating their own designs on "Penny Spinners." This activity is appropriate for all ages!

 

August 10th

CULTURE NOW
KNOW YOUR CITY: NYC’s Built Environment: Summer Streets participants can pick up different maps or visit the cultureNOW website to learn more about the public art and architectural gems located along the Summer Streets route. New this year are short 15 minute pop-up walking tours lead by Culture Now representatives. Stop by the tent for your own personal tour highlighting one or two significant buildings at the rest stop.

GREEN INSPIRED ART
Make Art Not Trash: Those stirrers from your take-out coffee, the slightly crushed but unused paper cup. Don't throw them away. We don’t. We invite you to make a small sculpture with the ones we’ve collected instead. Oh, and some other stuff you’ll recognize too. Easy, fun, helps the environment. What's not to love?

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Beyond the Selfie: Portrait Photography Tips & Tricks: Come visit the International Center of Photography (ICP), the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, at this year’s Summer Streets! Pose with a friend and learn some tips and tricks for working with light and capturing a portrait from ICP’s expert faculty members. You can also learn about ICP’s full range of educational offerings – from teen classes to continuing education, full-time and MFA programs. Don’t forget to bring your iPhone or camera! Tag @ICP on Instagram and use the hashtag #ICPSummerStreets.

JAPAN SOCIETY
Uchiwa-style Fans: Cool down with Japan Society in style. Learn about the many different traditional uses of uchiwa fans. Craft and personalize your own fan and make a statement for the summer!

MUSEUM OF ARTS & DESIGN
Nature Patterns: Inspired by MAD's new exhibition Vera paints a Scarf: The Art and Design of Vera Neumann, participants will delve into surface design through the use of stencils, leaf rubbings, and animal footprints! Explore the colorful and layered world of patterns and textures and leave your own mark!

MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA
Dragon Puppets: Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival by designing a colorful dragon puppet or personalized dragon boat paddle. Dot your dragons’ eyes to awaken it and the inner dragon in you!

THE AFRICA CENTER
Traditional West African Glass Painting with Ibou Ndoye: CParticipants are encouraged to paint a picture in the traditional West African style of glass painting. A book of stencils is provided for students to choose from if they prefer to trace a picture onto the glass. At the end of the workshop, students have a finished piece of art to take home. All workshops include a brief lesson on the history and technique of traditional West African glass painting. For more info: HERE.

THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
DIY Book Making: The Center for Book Arts will host a booth of simple and fun handmade, book making activities designed for people of all ages and skills levels. Pretty papers, stamps, beads and thread await you!

 

August 17th

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
Paper Chain of Kindness: Commit to kindness! We are interwoven and connected by our thoughts and actions, and the kinder ones make our connections even stronger. We can visualize this connection and strength with our Paper Chain of Kindness. Using paper and drawing materials, commit to an act of kindness to add to our collaborative chain. Then, create your own bookmark as a reminder!

CULTURE NOW
KNOW YOUR CITY: NYC’s Built Environment: Summer Streets participants can pick up different maps or visit the cultureNOW website to learn more about the public art and architectural gems located along the Summer Streets route. New this year are short 15 minute pop-up walking tours lead by Culture Now representatives. Stop by the tent for your own personal tour highlighting one or two significant buildings at the rest stop.

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
Manos a la Obra: Joyería Taína The expressive forms of Taíno culture continue to inspire the work of Puerto Rican, Nuyorican and Latinx artists today. Explore our ancient roots in this special art-making workshop and create your own piece of jewelry. Las formas expresivas de la cultura Taína continúan inspirando el trabajo de los artistas puertorriqueños, nuyoricans y latinx en la actualidad. Explora nuestras raíces antiguas en este particular taller de arte y crea tus propia joyería Taína.

HONK NYC
Marching Band Workshop: HONK NYC brings street band music & spectacle to audiences everywhere. Make a customized marching band hat & handheld instrument out of everyday items with the HONK NYC team and join the parade.

MANHATTAN BOROUGH HISTORIAN
The Manhattan Borough Historian’s History Quiz Game: How well do you know your city? Quizmaster and Manhattan Borough Historian, Michael Miscione, will pose questions about the history, geography, and culture of New York. Some will be easy. Some will be hard. Some will be in-between. If you score enough points, you’ll win a NYC sewer alligator!

MUSEUM OF ARTS & DESIGN
Nature Patterns: Inspired by MAD’s new exhibition Vera paints a Scarf: The Art and Design of Vera Neumann, participants will delve into surface design through the use of stencils, leaf rubbings, and animal footprints! Explore the colorful and layered world of patterns and textures and leave your own mark, using your hands – and feet!

MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA
Dragon Puppets: Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival by designing a colorful dragon puppet or personalized dragon boat paddle. Dot your dragons’ eyes to awaken it and the inner dragon in you!

THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Playground Design: Join Noguchi Museum educators in exploring playgrounds Isamu Noguchi designed for New York City, and around the world. Then create your own three-dimensional playground model using paper and mixed media.

 

UPTOWN PERFORMANCE STAGE   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

Rudin Plaza on Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets/East
Listen to a diverse array of musical, theatrical and dance performances at the Uptown Performance Stage located on Rudin Plaza. Thanks to Rudin Management for their support.

August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th

 

KID FITNESS ZONE

51st Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Stop by the Kid Fitness Zone at Summer Streets 2019 specially designed for children ages 2 to 12. Jump, vault, climb, crawl and learn Parkour alongside The Movement Creative, challenge yourself on an urban functional obstacle course hosted by Pop Fit Kids or work out right on the streets of New York City with the NYC Parks Fitness' Play Mobile. To participate in the Kid Fitness Zone, a parent or guardian must sign a safety and photo waiver.

 

THE MOVEMENT CREATIVE (August 3)   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
Parkour & Play
The Movement Creative will build a pop-up parkour playground that encourages family-friendly, creative movement via a unique obstacle course that will challenge balance, strength, jumping, and climbing skills. Their experienced coaches will share their favorite movement games and skills while providing individualized challenges. New this year will be an open area where people can build their own movement structures using PlayWood! PlayWood is a unique assembly system that is easy, fun, and full of possibility. The Movement Creative is a nomadic movement studio in New York City that blends the ethos and practice of parkour with a variety of eclectic movement disciplines. The outdoors is our gym, and we use our city to make us stronger.

POPFIT KIDS (August 10)
Obstacle Course: It's Cool to MOVE - Urban Functional Obstacle Course
Hey! NYC Fit Kids. Come test your skills through our city streets adventure! A PopFit kid-friendly edition of an obstacle course, almost just like the pro versions, will be complete with high-energy, non-stop action where everyone will get moving under, over, inside and out...testing skills of strength, balance, focus and speeeeeed!! The grand finale to make it thru to the finish is a City Map Challenge and New York style game of Red Light, Green Light with lunges, runs, and jumps. Ready. Set. Game On!

PopFit Kids Obstacle Course Rules
  • Children under 3 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Children over 3 must be monitored by a parent/guardian and not left unattended.
  • Toddlers and infants not yet walking are not allowed to participate.
  • Comfortable sneakers or closed-toed shoes are recommended.

NYC PARKS PLAY MOBILE (August 17)
The NYC Parks’ Mobile Recreation Program offers organized activities at events that are free and open to the public. These include community festivals, fairs, free programs, and other related events. The vans provide free activities for all New York City residents of all ages. From May to October, teams of trained Parks’ Staff travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City to provide structured and supervised activities. Play Mobiles are stocked with a variety of games and toys that are suitable for children, including games, balls, crafts, and more.

 

ADVENTURE PROGRAMMING

I LOVE NY MOBILE VISITOR’S CENTER (August 3)   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
51st Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Expand your horizons by exploring ours. From mountains to museums, New York State has it all! Stop by the I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor's Center on 51st Street between Park and Madison avenues to get great ideas for New York State getaways. With interactive touch screens that allow you to discover awesome destinations to visit, a virtual reality experience, trivia for prizes and more, the I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor's Center is a great way to find what you love about New York State!

 

CITY AGENCY PROGRAMMING

LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFER STREETS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND GIVEAWAYS   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

51st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Learn more about DOT’s efforts to improve the public realm by participating in interactive workshops and demonstrations lead by agency staff.

DOT SAFETY ZONE
The DOT Safety Zone will host a variety of educational activities about Shared Streets and will feature the popular Truck's Eye View, in which children and adults can climb into a parked truck to experience a truck driver's perspective on the roadway. Visit all of the activities to have your passport stamped and to earn giveaways.

DSNY TRUCKS OF ART (August 10)
The NYC Department of Sanitation partnered with volunteer artists for Trucks of Art, a new public art project that transformed five 23-ton collection vehicles into roving works of art. These heavy-duty machines offer nearly 400 square feet of “canvas,” and artists leveraged the trucks’ sides, front and back in their works. Trucks of Art will highlight the importance of sustainability and honor New York’s Strongest, the workforce that keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean, while adding a bit of flair to neighborhoods as we serve them. Because the Department is leading New Yorkers to send zero waste to landfills, artists were challenged with using recycled house and spray paint that was collected and salvaged from our SAFE Disposal events. The trucks will be on display at various events throughout the summer, then put into regular service rotation starting in September.

DOT ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY (August 3)
New York City Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Program provides opportunities for individuals, organizations, and businesses to participate in the cleaning and greening of New York City. The Adopt-A-Highway Program seeks to stimulate the public’s sense of environmental and social responsibility. Visit the Adopt-A-Highway tent to learn all about the program and receive a free gift.

DOT SIDEWALKS (August 10)
New York City Department of Transportation’s goal is to make the City’s 12,750 miles of sidewalks safe for pedestrians and help prevent injuries caused by defective sidewalks. DOT replaces more than 2 million square feet of sidewalk a year, mostly on City-owned property and in residential neighborhoods. Accessibility and pedestrian safety are one of our highest priorities.

NYC DOT PEDESTRIAN RAMPS PROGRAM (August 17)
New York City Department of Transportation is committed to making our pedestrian space safe and accessible for all road users and developed a program dedicated to surveying, upgrading and installing new pedestrian ramps citywide. Stop by to learn more about the importance of pedestrian ramps for all New Yorkers.

DOT BICYCLE UNIT (August 17)
NYC Bicycle Unit is responsible for planning and managing the city’s 1100+ miles of bicycle facilities. In 2017, NYC DOT’s Bicycle Unit installed an unprecedented 25 miles of protected bicycle lanes as well as 66.3 miles of dedicated cycling space throughout all five boroughs of the city. DOT Bicycle Unit tent will be available to speak about the street improvement projects and the city-wide bicycle safety plan. Staff will illustrate projects with posters and distribute literature (Bike Maps, Bike Smart Guides

VISIONS SERVICES (August 3, 10 and 17)
How does a blind person safely negotiate New York City sidewalks and cross the streets? Come meet mobility instructors from VISIONS Services for the Blind and find out.

CENSUS 2020: SHAPE YOUR FUTURE (August 10 and 17)
Stop by Census 2020 to hear about how the census is safe, easy and important! Learn how the decennial census will shape your future for the next ten years. Find out about Census 2020 jobs. We have materials to share and staff available to answer all questions.

NYC TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION (TLC) (August 3 and 17)
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), created in 1971, is the agency responsible for licensing and regulating New York City's Medallion (Yellow) taxi cabs, for-hire vehicles (community-based liveries, black cars and luxury limousines), commuter vans, and paratransit vehicles. TLC is traveling citywide in Summer 2019 to educate the riding public about two of our newest initiatives, our new Office of Inclusion and our FHV Accessibility rules. In 2018, the TLC worked with the City Council to create the Office of Inclusion, a dedicated team of staff members who will work to eradicate service refusals through education, outreach and prosecution. Service refusals in the taxi and for-hire vehicle sector continue to be a serious problem in New York City, and drivers face losing their license if they don’t pick up a passenger because of their race, ethnicity, destination, disability, sexual orientation, or gender. In addition, TLC’s new FHV Accessibility rules require all car service companies (bases) in NYC to provide wheelchair accessible service to passengers if requested. This means that passengers are able to request a wheelchair accessible vehicle from any of the hundreds of car services in NYC, including apps like Uber and Lyft, at no additional cost compared with a non-wheelchair accessible vehicle.

DEP WATER ON THE GO
SE corner of Park Avenue and 51st Street
Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's portable water fountains to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We've set up locations along the event route at all five rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

 

BIKE PROGRAMMING

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: BIKE VALET
Park Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets (West)
Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.

UNLIMITED BIKING: FREE BIKE RENTALS
51st Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along the seven miles of Summer Streets, with 75 complimentary bikes at each rest stop. All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. It is available on a first come, first serve basis - and should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can feel free to visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods for an hour free bike rental: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South street, or reserve in advance here! Should you have any questions, please email them at sales@unlimitedbiking.com

 

MIDTOWN
CITY PICNIC: SAMPLE FREE

25th Street and Park Avenue

 

CITY PICNIC: FOOD AND BEVERAGE SAMPLING   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

25th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Stop by the City Picnic’s Food & Beverage Sampling Zone for yummy treats and refreshing beverages. Grab free samples from vendors throughout the day. Make sure this is your first stop in order to beat the crowds in the later morning hours.

BOWERY FARMING
Bowery Farming, the modern indoor farm, will serve their fresh, leafy greens that are grown 365 days a year free of pesticides and non-GMO verified. Enjoy food you feel good about eating!

CABOT CREAMERY CO-OPEARTIVE
The farm families who own Cabot Creamery Co-operative are celebrating their Centennial in style with new packaging for their award-winning cheeses. Stop by the Cabot booth to sample the World’s Best Cheddar at any of the Summer Street days.

CHAMELEON COLD-BREW
Chameleon Cold-Brew is one of the nation’s original purveyors of bottled cold-brew coffee. Providing a one-of-a-kind, completely customizable coffee experience, Chameleon uses only certified organic, responsibly sourced coffee. Chameleon’s proprietary brewing process produces a super smooth, less acidic, highly caffeinated coffee that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

DARRELL LEA
Darrell Lea is proud to introduce “Real Twists”, a full flavored, fruity confection in the form of a twisted, soft bite, candy that we know you will love. Stop by our Real Twists booth today to discover #asurprisingtwist

DEEP RIVER SNACKS (August 3 and 17)
Our fans feel good eating Deep River Snacks, not only for the simpler, natural ingredients, but also for our unwavering commitment in supporting charity partners featured on every bag, “Because We Give a Chip.”

GOGO SQUEEZ
GoGo squeeZ pouches are the perfect snacks to fuel your kids’ adventureZ. All of our pouches are made without preservatives and artificial ingredients. #GoGosqueeZ

HUBERT’S LEMONADE
Hubert’s Lemonade is an all-natural, low sugar and low calorie beverage that encompasses joy in a bottle.

KEVITA
KeVita is a leader in fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages with three refreshingly accessible product lines and billions of live probiotics in every bottle. We will be offering a free tasting of our products along with some fun giveaways!

LENNY & LARRY’S (August 3)
Lenny & Larry’s is the industry leader in Baked Nutrition. Since 1993, our mission has been to provide baked goods that not only taste great, but are high in protein and fiber as well. In addition, our products are Vegan, Non-GMO and contain no Artificial Ingredients. Whether after a workout, or as an on the go snack, there is no wrong time to eat Lenny & Larry’s. We Make Protein Fun!

MADEGOOD
MadeGood Foods: MadeGood® products are an allergy friendly, healthy treat and snack that is safe for school. With a selection of delicious granola minis, granola bars, crispy squares, and cookies in a variety of flavors, your family will be reminding you to pick some up the next time you go to the grocery store.

NUUN HYDRATION STATION
Did you know that there’s a more efficient way to hydrate than just water alone? Nuun Hydration’s blend of electrolytes aids in optimal water absorption, making sure that you bring your best to every workout. You sweat, Nuun Hydration replenishes. With clean ingredients, Nuun means you can rest easy and stay hydrated all day. Nuun Hydration returns to Summer Streets this year with four hydration stations throughout the route. Stop by any one of Nuun’s hydration stations and refill your water bottle or grab a sample of Nuun Sport.

SWEET LEAF TEA
Sweet Leaf Tea is organic, made from simple ingredients like real cane sugar, and available in original, semisweet and unsweet teas. Sweet but not too sweet.

FOTOGRAFISKA NEW YORK

24th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue Not too far from all the fun, you can find Fotografiska on the corner of Park Ave and 22nd street in October 2019! Fotografiska is an international destination for photography, originally located in Stockholm, Sweden, making its debut in New York City! Get to know more about us as we stop by Summer Streets during our summer mobile tour. You’ll get a sneak peek into our world as we use the power of photography to read your aura and invoke new perspectives.

 

MIDTOWN PERFORMANCE STAGE   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

25th between Park and Madison Avenues
Listen to a diverse array of musical performances at the Midtown Performance Stage to keep your foot tapping as you take a beat from running and cycling along the route for a bit of entertainment and refreshments.

August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th

 

BIKE PROGRAMMING

THE FIVE BOROUGH BICYCLE CLUB: BIKE REPAIR   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
Park Avenue between 26th and 25th Streets/East
The Five Borough Bicycle Club will offer free bike repair at the Midtown Rest Stop. Whether you are new to cycling, a commuter seeking new adventures, or an avid cyclist, we have rides for you. Quite simply, when you ride with the 5BBC, you ride with friends. Our rides are more than just getting there and back; they are an experience to be shared. We accommodate all skill levels. For beginners and casual cyclists we offer "happy face rides" that will get you off and rolling. For intermediate cyclists, we have rides that will push you further than you have gone before. For advanced cyclists, you can let loose and fly on our quick spins. We have short 10-20 mile jaunts and longer 75+ mile treks. Our rides are safe, led by trained and experienced leaders who will motivate and encourage you. Before each ride we discuss safety and perform our famous two minute bike check. Most of our rides use the point-drop-sweep system so you won't get lost. If you have a mechanical issue on the ride, we will help you fix it or see to it that you get safely home.

UNLIMITED BIKING: FREE BIKE RENTALS
25th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along the seven miles of Summer Streets, with 75 complimentary bikes at each rest stop. All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. It is available on a first come, first serve basis - and should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can feel free to visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods for an hour free bike rental: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South street, or reserve in advance here! Should you have any questions, please email them at sales@unlimitedbiking.com

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: BIKE VALET
Park Avenue between 25th and 24th Streets/West
Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.

BIKE NEW YORK: LEARN TO RIDE—KIDS
25th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Learn to Ride-Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Spaces are limited. Please register here in advance to guarantee participation. When creating an account for registration, make sure you enter the participating child's name and birth-date in the 'Personal Info' section.

CITIBIKE IS BACK   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
24th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

Head on down to the Citi Bike tent at Park Avenue and E. 24th Street for some summer fun! Bust a move with their famous DJ bike train, cool down with some refreshments and play some Citi Bike trivia for killer swag. Never tried Citi Bike or want to learn more? Citi Bike Ambassadors will be there to answer any questions, show you the right way to ride, and sign you up for discount memberships. Don’t miss out on trying your hand at adaptive hand cycles! (See what we did there?) Swing on down to Astor Place and Cooper Square or 24th Street and Park Avenue for demo rides. Locations include: Citi Bike Tent: Park Avenue & E. 24th Street; Citi Bike Handcycles: Astor Place and Cooper Square; and Citi Bike Ambassadors: 72nd Street and Park Avenue, Astor Place and Lafayette Street, and Cleveland Place and Spring Street.

DOT Helmet Fitting   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
24th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Over the course of three weekends, DOT Safety Education plans to fit between 3,000 and 5,000 helmets. Stop by the west side of 24th Street between Park and Madison avenues to be custom-fitted for your free DOT Vision Zero bike helmet. This is a popular giveaway so make sure to arrive early to guarantee a helmet. The line will close at noon in order to complete fittings by the end of the event at 1 pm.

 

CITY AGENCY PROGRAMMING   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

Park Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets/West

NYC DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION (DSNY)
Visit DSNY to learn how to keep garbage from landfills, and receive a free reusable bag (while supplies last)!

DEP WATER ON THE GO
Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's portable water fountains to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We've set up locations along the event route at all five rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

BUSINESS INTEGRITY COMMISSION (August 10 and 17)
The New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) is both a regulatory and a law enforcement agency. BIC regulates two very active industries: the private carting industry and the businesses that operate in the public wholesale food markets. BIC-licensed private carters provide services to commercial establishments by hauling various types of commercial waste including: garbage, organic waste, and recyclables, among other trade waste materials.

DOT MOBILITY UNIT (August 17)
Play and learn with interactive transportation mobility games. Playing city planner, create pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods for people of all ages and abilities. Learn how the City improves mobility and travel for all New Yorkers!

 

ASTOR PLACE
DANCE FESTIVAL: WATCH FREE

Astor Place and Lafayette Street

 

BIKE PROGRAMMING

CLIF KIDS BICYCLE PLAYGROUND
Astor Place Plaza Astor Place and Lafayette Street
CLIF Kids invites children under 12 to enjoy a fun, free flowing 2-wheel experience in the CLIF KIDS Bicycle Playground. The ‘Playground’ will have easy to navigate features and tunnels and will allow young riders to work on their bike handling skills in a unique, playful space. And of course, to fuel all this fun, CLIF Kids will be sampling our latest Z-Bar Filled flavors (as well as nut free product options).

 

KIDS PROGRAMMING

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW’S BUBBLE GARDEN
4th Avenue between 9th Street and 10th Street
GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW is Unlike Anything You Have Ever Seen Before! The most incredibubble show in the world! Bubble lovers of all ages are delighted with an unbubblievable experience, awashed with a bubble tide, and perhaps even find themselves inside a bubble. Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. You have to experience it to bubblieve it! Experience the Gazillion Bubble show's exclusive interactive Bubble Garden. Join the fun by making bubbles of all sizes and learning new bubble tricks that will amaze and dazzle you!

 

BEVERAGE SAMPLING   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

KITU COFFEE
Astor Place Plaza North, 8th Street between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Street
It all started in our little brother’s dorm room…
Tired of sugary coffees and artificial energy drinks, we left out the negatives and added the positives. All of our products are made with real ingredients, contain no sugar, and are packed with MCT Oil and lactose free Whey protein. Current varieties include Super Coffee, Super Creamer, Super Espresso, and Super Cold Brew! We believe that if you change your energy, you can change your world. Grab your free samples to get a taste during Summer Streets.

NUUN HYDRATION STATION
4th Avenue and 9th Streets
Did you know that there’s a more efficient way to hydrate than just water alone? Nuun Hydration’s blend of electrolytes aids in optimal water absorption, making sure that you bring your best to every workout. You sweat, Nuun Hydration replenishes. With clean ingredients, Nuun means you can rest easy and stay hydrated all day. Nuun Hydration returns to Summer Streets this year with four hydration stations throughout the route. Stop by any one of Nuun’s hydration stations and refill your water bottle or grab a sample of Nuun Sport.

 

SUMMER STREETS DANCE FESTIVAL   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

For the first time in Summer Streets’ history, DOT Art & Event Programming is curating a dance festival at the Astor Place Rest Stop in partnership with local dance companies to bring the theatre out onto the street making dance accessible to all! Watch, discover, and immerse yourself in a variety of dance genres including: ballet, modern, contemporary and traditional.

August 3rd

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM:       Teresa Fellion Dance
BodyStories presents HOME and reeling healing
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is a contemporary dance company of women that captures and communicate universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement. We bring a wealth of cultural arts activism experience into each work we create with community partners. We are a multifaceted, highly physical company laced with provocative, emotional, political, and humorous edges. BodyStories’ mission is to examine depths of society in its darkest and brightest moments, inspiring audiences to physically sense emotional and psychological aspects of the human condition through dance. We use immersive techniques to integrate and empower audiences by navigating them through public and theater spaces in innovative ways of engaging with performance.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:   Brooklyn Ballet
Revisionist History: At the heart of Brooklyn Ballet’s mission is the creation of new ballets that challenge conventions and defy expectations. Founded in February 2002 by Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, the professional company is radically inclusive, presenting an annual performance season and our acclaimed Brooklyn Nutcracker at the magnificent Kings Theatre. And Brooklyn Ballet serves the community through educational outreach projects: "Take Ballet to the Streets", a free performance series in unexpected spaces; "Elevate", an in-school dance program designed to serve students in under-resourced public schools, and a community dance center and ballet conservatory in downtown Brooklyn.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:   Artichoke Dance
Visioning Bodies: Artichoke Dance Company will perform “Visioning Bodies”, a contemporary folk dance for a resilient future. This ensemble work envisions ways of existing in space, time and energy that model co-created and interconnected systems, and reflects on freedom of movement across perceived boundaries and barriers.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM:   Buglisi Dance
Bare to the Wall Suite: Choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi and Donlin Foreman. The award-winning Buglisi Dance Theatre is acclaimed for poignant, theatrical dances and multi-disciplinary collaborations that promote awareness of global issues and embolden audiences to recognize within themselves their own humanity. Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi, Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin and Donlin Foreman, formerly Principal Dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company, BDT performs in NYC at The Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, Ailey Citigroup Theater, community festivals including LMCC/River to River Festival, Battery Dance Festival, and Victory Dance at the New Victory Theater, and in support of social causes including the Zen Center for Contemplative Care, Career Transition for Dancers, Dancers Responding to AIDS, and the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. World-class production values have won BDT invitations to the Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Vail International Dance Festival; and abroad at the Melbourne State Theater, Australia and at festivals in Czech Republic, Israel and Italy. BDT’s repertoire is archived in Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and is seen on the companies of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Richmond Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Ice Theater of New York, among others. BDT inspires students through residencies in the NYC public schools, conservatories and universities including UCSB, Marymount Manhattan College, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Yale School of Drama, New World School of the Arts, Chautauqua Institution and Festival, Juilliard Emerging Masters Series, and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

 

August 10th

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM:       Ariel Rivka Dance
Ariel Rivka Dance in a morning of accessible contemporary dance: Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) shares a morning of its most acclaimed works. "Compelling and insightful" (Critical Dance), this all-female contemporary dance company explores emotionally driven movement with music composed by composers in residence Stefania de Kenessey and David Homan. Ariel Rivka Dance champions female creatives and elevates human stories through original choreography, a commitment to commissioning new music, and accessible family programming. Through raw movement and emotional narratives, the company builds a community for artists and audiences alike, offering outlets for hope and connection. Ariel Rivka Dance is led by Ariel Grossman and her composer husband David Homan. ARD just celebrated its 12th season at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City and was then presented in the NYU TISCH Dance Summer Residency Festival Performance Series. In the last two years, ARD has performed at BAM Fisher, toured to the Houston JCC, the Gordon Center in Baltimore, Atlanta, and Memphis. Last summer, ARD was presented at the Battery Dance Festival and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. This summer, the company heads to LA and also participates in festivals in Jersey City and Brooklyn.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:   XAOC Contemporary Ballet
Ballet: Redefined: XAOC Contemporary Ballet is a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company founded by choreographer Eryn Renee Young in 2010. The name XAOC (pronounced zay-ock) is derived from the Greek ‘χαος,’ which means ‘chaos’ and implies explosive creation. It is meant to portray the spirit of the company as they move ballet into the future, while maintaining strong ties to classical form. XAOC operates under the belief that there is room for ballet to evolve into the 21st century, led by women with a vision of inclusivity, generosity, inventiveness, spirit, humanity, and love. The artists of XAOC Contemporary Ballet seek to use this incredible art form to bring joy and delight to the lives of audiences far and wide. In a tumultuous world that has great capacity for both beauty and ugliness, we as artists have a responsibility toward the creation of beauty. XAOC has performed its brand of dynamic, powerful contemporary ballet around the New York City area consistently for the past nine years at venues including Battery Dance Festival, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Symphony Space, the Boston, Dumbo, and Brooklyn Dance Festivals, and received awards from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, the Eryc Taylor Dance New Choreographers Grant, and the Edward Villella Choreography Competition. The company/Ms. Young have received residencies and fellowships at Jacob’s Pillow, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Choreographic Institute, and Dance at Socrates in Queens, NY.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:   Heidi Latsky Dance
Unfinished: Three dancers express literal and figurative acts of repetition through an immersive sequence of ritualized patterns related to the many connotations of completion, including Latsky’s current interest in death and dying. Whether spanning a linear path or rhythmically pounding on a spot, each section explores different movement styles while integrating the individual characteristics of the dancers – Featuring original music composition by world-renowned concert pianist John Bayless, with arrangements by experimental musician Ximena Borges. “Unfinished” exemplifies the company’s dedication to diversity, accessibility, and inclusive collaboration.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM:   Ballets with a Twist
Cocktail Hour: The Show by Ballets with a Twist: From a blonde bombshell superspy to a legendary warrior, a Hawaiian island beauty to a rockabilly rebel – dancing drinks from around the globe take the stage in “Cocktail Hour: The Show, by Ballets with a Twist.” This dazzling production from New York City brings the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan, and more to life through a theatrical mix of original choreography, music, and design. It’s electrifying entertainment for all ages.”

 

August 17th

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM:       MICHIYAYA Dance
/wē/ (excerpt): “/wē/” is a collective study on gender identity through a femme-identifying lens that rids the binary, embraces the inner self and builds without walls. States of transcendence, embodiment, neutrality and autonomy are explored as MICHIYAYA Dance interweaves thoughts, memories, and dreams.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:   Gleich Dances
Esprit de Corps de Boogie: Ballet is breaking out in this playful slant on tradition. Professional dancers and volunteers perform traditional group work, from which individuals break free until everyone is part of a celebration of ballet as a contemporary dance form. Music ranges from classical to pop and rock.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:   Accent Dance NYC
Project Connect: Dances to Unify: Accent Dance NYC is a collective of international dancers, choreographers, and teaching artists who bring dance to New York City and neighboring schools and community centers. Their dynamic mixed bill includes elements of ballet, tango, hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance, and shows that people of diverse nationalities, races, genders, and sexual orientation have all found freedom of expression through movement. Hailing from Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, and the United States, Accent Dance NYC artists offer a multicultural feast of movement and music while also inviting audiences to participate in the choreographic process.

12 PM – 12:45 PM:    Elisa Monte Dance
EMD DOES BRUBECK (Expert): “EMD Does Brubeck,” is a choreographic exploration in true musical embodiment. Dance pieces set to the music you know and love will have you dancing in your seats. Elisa Monte Dance (EMD), now in its 38th year is a symbol of fortitude and excellence in American Modern Dance. The company’s work emphasizes three main objectives: Create, Educate and Collaborate. Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Artistic Director since its 35th year is committed to transforming EMD into a 21st Century Dance Company which includes pushing the boundaries of what a modern dance company can do physically, where dance is viewed and experienced, whom dance serves, as well as putting EMD in the forefront of leadership in the dance field and exploring new models and partnerships within the community.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM:   Jody Oberfelder Projects (Dance Walking Tour)
Object Place (for Astor Place): “Object Place (for Astor Place)” is a participatory work that heightens awareness of the inner energy of a place, objects and people. The audience will meet the Astor Place triangle and processes en masse following prompts, to the renowned cube sculpture by Tony Rosenthal. Five performers guide the audience in an interactive experience bringing attention to traveling bodies in time and history. What do we leave behind as we move? Are there traces of memory? The audience becomes part of the charged space, perceptually attuning themselves to subtle and phenomenal shifting contexts. The goal is to provide an experience of being a witness and participant in the evolutions of a changeable space. We recognize all the people who have walked here before us as we create history in real time.
Reserve your spot HERE.

 

CITY AGENCY PROGRAMMING   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

DOT HAND-CYCLE ACTIVATION
4th Avenue and 8th Street
Test out a hand-cycle on an organized bike circuit on Centre Street and tell us about your experience. Your comments will help NYCDOT with the possible development of a citywide hand-cycling initiative in the near future. Participants will be able to test a hand-cycle model, a high profile prototype, which allows for easy transfers between a wheelchair and the hand-cycle. People of all abilities are encouraged to join and take a hand-cycle for a ride. There are weight and height limitations for this activity. All interested parties must be able to independently transfer on and off the hand-cycle.

DEP WATER ON THE GO
NW corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street
Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's portable water fountains to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We've set up locations along the event route at all five rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

 

SOHO
ROCK WALL & FITNESS ZONE: WORKOUT FREE

Spring Street and Lafayette Street

 

SOHO FITNESS CLASS STAGE

Cleveland Place between Spring and Kenmare Streets

Come meditate, stretch, jump, kick and get your heart rate up at free fitness classes. Participants are encouraged to bring personal yoga mats for Pop Up Yoga sessions each Saturday

Fitness Class Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM:       Pop Up Yoga

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM:       WRKNYC

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:   Athleta

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:   DJ Got Me Fit

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM:   Hyrox

 

NYU LANGONE HEALTH (August 3, 10 and 17)
Physical Function Screens: The NYU Langone Health’s Sports Performance Team will be taking their clinical expertise to the streets! SPC clinicians will be taking participants through evidence based movements to help identify muscular imbalances, instability and/or limitations in mobility that can affect health and athletic performance.

 

BEVERAGE SAMPLING   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

NUUN HYDRATION STATION
Did you know that there’s a more efficient way to hydrate than just water alone? Nuun Hydration’s blend of electrolytes aids in optimal water absorption, making sure that you bring your best to every workout. You sweat, Nuun Hydration replenishes. With clean ingredients, Nuun means you can rest easy and stay hydrated all day. Nuun Hydration returns to Summer Streets this year with four hydration stations throughout the route. Stop by any one of Nuun’s hydration stations and refill your water bottle or grab a sample of Nuun Sport.

ZICO
Hydration doesn’t have to be boring! Head over to the ZICO tent to experience Coco-Refresh - a NEW line of alkaline flavored water infused with real coconut water - all in just 10 calories! It’s available in 5 vibrant flavors which are crisp, delicious and full of good vibes! Trust us—hydration has never tasted this good!

 

ADVENTURE PROGRAMMING

NYPD ROCK WALL   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
Spring Street between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets
Join the NYPD to scale a 27 foot tall rock wall and challenge yourself to climb to new heights on the streets of New York. The NYPD Rock Wall is accessible to all and staff will be on-site to assist with belaying throughout the event. The Community Affairs Bureau (CAB) at the New York City Police Department plays a critical role in the department's refocused approach to achieving and sustaining gains against crime by strengthening community relationships and trust. The bureau partners with community leaders, civic organizations, block associations, and concerned neighborhood residents to educate them on police policies and practices, and to develop solutions to challenges that arise within the city's many diverse communities. CAB also provides young people with enrichment, diversion, and intervention programs, helping to reduce youth crime. Community affairs officers, crime prevention officers, and youth officers are assigned to each police precinct and stay closely connected with the community.

Rock Wall Participant Information
  • Rock Wall is first come, first served.
  • Must weigh between 45 – 250 lbs. to participate.
  • Must sign a safety and photo waiver to participate.
  • Must register at the Soho Rest Stop and should arrive before 8 am to secure a timeslot.
  • Colored bracelets are distributed to denote the registered timeslot.
  • Bracelets are only good on the date and time indicated.
  • Must check-in within the first 15 minutes of your timeslot.

 

THE BODY SHOP: SUMMER SKIN OASIS (August 3 and 10)
Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Cleveland Place
Global beauty brand The Body Shop will be providing Summer Streets attendees with the chance to cool down. Passersby’s will be gifted with samples of the brand’s Body Yogurt product, and have the chance to test out SPF skincare. The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally-inspires skincare, hair care and make-up producer ethically and sustainable – and was the brand to pioneer the philosophy that business can be a force for good.

DOG PARK & AGILITY COURSE   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

Kenmare Street between Cleveland Place and Mulberry Street
Bring your furry friends to the Dog Park & Agility Course for a chance to make new friends and play with fellow dogs of New York. Dogs are invited to roll around on a grassy knoll, splash around in small pools, test their skills in an agility course and play within a dog park alongside their owners. All rules that apply to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation’s dog parks apply to the Summer Streets’ Dog Park.

MARTIAL ARFS PRESENTS THE SUMMER STREETS’ DOG AGILITY COURSE (August 3, 10 and 17)
At Summer Streets 2019, Martial Arfs will have an agility course set up for owners and their dogs to have fun while working on both obedience and fitness. Through dog agility, we teach obedience on the move. By providing this outlet for your dog who loves to run, jump and play, they improve their behavior in the process. It’s a fantastic way to develop the bond and improve communication with your furry friend.

ANIMAL CARE CENTERS OF NYC (August 3 and 10)
Individuals from all over New York City come to Animal Care Centers every day of the week for reasons as diverse as reclaiming lost pets, adopting new furry family members and getting resources to help them keep their pets in homes. ACC strives to find loving homes for homeless and abandoned cats, dogs, and rabbits, both by adopting animals directly to the public and by partnering with more than 300 dedicated animal placement organizations (New Hope partners). Their field services division responds to calls from the public to help keep NYC communities safe and rescue animals in need, and they have facilities in all five boroughs. Stop by ACC’s Summer Streets booth for information on adopting, volunteering, fostering and other ways you can join in ACC’s mission to end animal homelessness in NYC.

ANIMAL HAVEN SHELTER (August 3, 10 and 17; 11 AM to 1 PM)
Looking for a new furry friend, or even just a good puppy snuggle? Visit Animal Haven's table, where you can meet some adorable dogs available for adoption and learn more about Animal Haven's work rescuing and rehoming dogs and cats. Animal Haven is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, the animal shelter is located at 200 Centre Street in Manhattan. The shelter also provides programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. Find Animal Haven Shelter on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @animalhaven.

THE ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER (August 3 and 10)
Animal Medical Center’s Usdan Institute presents Free Doggie Dental Exams: Join the Animal Medical Center (AMC) at the Summer Streets Pet Zone. Members of the AMC Dentistry team will be on-site to provide dental health information and do quick, free dental exams for dogs. Free samples will be provided.

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY (August 3)
Calling all animal lovers: Best Friends Animal Society will be at Summer Streets Saturday, August 3! Stop by our booth to find out how you can get involved in helping us Save Them All! Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground in New York City, helping to save the lives of homeless pets and supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently. Every day, nearly 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country - but with Best Friends Animal Society leading the way, and your support, we can help our nation's shelters and Save Them All. The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City serves as both a space for local pets to find homes, and an outlet for the national no-kill message, helping to spread the word about Best Friends’ efforts to lead the country to no-kill by 2025.

Paws and Play Dog Park Rules
  • Monitor, control, and accompany your dog at all times.
  • No dogs in heat. Closely monitor non-neutered males as other males may react aggressively toward them.
  • Prong, choke, and spike collars may not be worn.
  • Dogs involved in a fight must leave the area until all parties calm down.
  • Discourage barking, especially early morning.
  • Children under ten must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated against rabies, and free from all communicable diseases.
  • Use caution when bringing food into the area. No glass containers allowed.

 

CITY AGENCY PROGRAMMING

DEP WATER ON THE GO   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility
NE Corner of Kenmare and Lafayette Streets
Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's portable water fountains to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We've set up locations along the event route at all five rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

 

FOLEY SQUARE
ZIPLINE & SPORTS ZONE: FLY FREE

Centre Street/Lafayette Street

 

FITNESS PROGRAMMING

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ ATTEMPT:
YOGA HANDSTAND STUNT WITH INTERNATIONAL YOGI AND PHSYCIAL THERAPIST, LARA HEIMANN
(August 3)
Foley Square Proper, Duane Street between Lafayette and Centre Streets
Join international yoga pioneer and Physical Therapist, Lara Heimann, on August 3rd at Summer Streets 2019, right at the Foley Square Rest Stop, to attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ standing record of 250 people executing a handstand simultaneously.

Pre-registration is recommended but not required. The first 400 guests to check-in that day on-site at Foley Square (entrance to queue line on the east sidewalk of Lafayette Street at Worth Street) will receive a commemorative gift. To guarantee a spot at this once-in-a-lifetime experience, register in advance HERE. Participants must bring proof of registration either as a printed hardcopy of the registration confirmation or by presenting the registration confirmation electronically on one’s phone or other electronic device. Participants are encouraged to only bring small bags and limited personal belongings to ensure a quick and efficient check-in process. All bags will be searched by security personnel on-site.

On-site registration begins at 7 AM and runs until 7:45 AM. All Participants must enter the queue line by 7:15 AM to secure a spot. Lara will host a brief yoga class starting at 8:00 AM as a warm-up, and then, together, all participants will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record’s standing record around 8:45 AM. The party starts at 9:15 AM once Lara and the yoga Participants succeed at completing the attempt! The activation ends at 10:00 AM but participants are welcome to visit and enjoy a host of other activities adjacent to this activation.

Lara Heimann is focused on evolving the practice of yoga to empower movement and balance amidst a modern lifestyle of technology and sedentariness. With an advanced degree in physical therapy and more than 25 years of yoga practice and education, Lara is redefining the modern practice through her comprehensive LYT (Lara's Yoga Training) Method, emphasizing smart alignment, functional movement, and spiritual wellness. Sustainable, freeing and efficient, LYT champions smarter, safer and more conscious movement patterns and is practiced worldwide.

Rules for Yoga Stunt Participants

  • All Participants must sign an activities and photo waiver prior to engaging in the stunt.
  • All Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian willing and able to perform a handstand.
  • All Participants must bring a yoga mat to participate in the stunt.
  • All Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate attire, such as yoga or other types of fitness clothing, and should bring a reusable water bottle that can be filled prior to entering the activation space at the DEP Water on the Go fountain positioned on the west side of Lafayette Street, directly across from the activation space.
  • No running, pushing or moshing is permitted on the queue line or within the activation space before, during or after the stunt.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall be permitted into the activation space or participate in the stunt.
  • • Children, under 13 years of old and without parental consent, and pets are not permitted within the activation space.
  • No glass permitted within the activation space.
  • All bags will be searched by security personnel on-site prior to entering the space. Small bags are recommended as on-site storage is unavailable to Participants.
  • Follow the instructions of the instructor, Lara, as well as on-site staff.

 

ADVENTURE PROGRAMMING

METRO BY T-MOBILE ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE
Centre Street between Duane and Pearl Streets
Metro by T-Mobile joins the City of New York in delivering another money-can’t-buy New York moment. Register for the Metro by T-Mobile Zip Line Experience, a 165 foot long, 30 foot high zipline, and after your spectacular New York adventure, receive a video link with your Metro ZipLine moment to share across your social! Capture yourself zipping down for your video moment! When you post, be sure to tag us @MetrobyTMobile #PurpleLife

Zipline Participant Information
  • Zip Line is first come, first served.
  • Must weigh between 50 – 250 lbs to participate.
  • Must sign a safety and photo waiver to participate.
  • Must register at Foley Square and should arrive before 8 am to secure a timeslot.
  • Colored bracelets are distributed to denote the registered timeslot.
  • Bracelets are only good on the date and time indicated.
  • Must check-in within the first 15 minutes of your timeslot.

 

FOLEY SQUARE POP-UP PERFORMANCES    Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

Foley Square Plaza, Duane and Centre Streets
Come watch and participate in a series of pop-up performances presented by local talent. Learn to juggle, salsa or embrace the sounds of live horn players and drummers.

August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th

 

ATHLETIC PROGRAMMING

Centre Street between Pearl and Worth Streets

MEDITATION WORKSHOP (August 17, 8 AM)

NY FalunDafa Drum Dance Team
Join the NY FalunDafa Drum Dance Team for a calming meditation workshop on Saturday, August 17th at 8 AM to 8:45 AM.

 

ADAPTIVE BASKETBALL GAMES & DEMONSTRATIONS   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

THE WHEELCHAIR SPORTS FEDERATION
The Wheelchair Sports Federation invites the public to participate in training sessions and live games or watch an exhibition of practicing adaptive basketball teams. Able bodied individuals are also invited to participate in the sessions with loaner wheelchairs available to the public.

MSG/NEW YORK KNICKS (August 10)
The New York Knicks will have their brand ambassadors and clinicians on hand to run basketball contests and give out prizes via a prize wheel. You will also have the opportunity to sign your kids up for Jr. Knicks memberships.

 

INLINE SKATE DEMONSTRATIONS

GO! SPORTS INLINE SKATE RENTALS AND CLINICS
Go! Sports USA will provide free skate rentals and learn to skate clinics at its Skate Station for Summer Streets 2019. This is their 12th year spearheading the skate activation at the event. Go! Sports runs year round sports programming in schools as well as special events for the action and roller sports communities.

 

FOOTBALL DRILLS AND CLINIC

THE DUNKIN ZONE
Dunkin' is a leading sponsor of the Sports Zone at Summer Streets. Join us at the Foley Square Rest Stop to try free samples of Dunkin’s new Hershey’s Cookies ‘n' Creme and Heath Iced Coffee Flavors. We will also be hosting an interactive football experience, so come on down and test out your abilities with us! Dunkin' is the world's leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers each and every day. Dunkin’ currently has nearly 700 locations in New York City and more than 12,900 locations worldwide.

 

CITY AGENCY PROGRAMMING   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

Lafayette Street between Worth and Duane Streets

DEP WATER ON THE GO
NW corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street
Stay hydrated this summer! New York City is fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the best drinking water in the nation. Stop by one of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's portable water fountains to fill up a water bottle, take a sip, or keep your four-legged friend hydrated. We've set up locations along the event route at all five rest stops. Just look for the bright blue tent!

 

BIKE PROGRAMMING

Lafayette Street between Worth and Duane Streets

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: BIKE VALET
Free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.

UNLIMITED BIKING: FREE BIKE RENTALS
Unlimited Biking, a premier bike rentals, tours and experiences company, is partnering with Summer Streets to provide FREE bike rentals for individuals participating in the event. With over 4,000 bikes across New York and California, Unlimited Biking will be present at three rest stops along the seven miles of Summer Streets, with 75 complimentary bikes at each rest stop. All rentals will come with helmets, baskets/bike bags and illustrated maps. An active credit card must be on file. It is available on a first come, first serve basis - and should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can feel free to visit any of Unlimited Biking’s retail store locations in the following neighborhoods for an hour free bike rental: Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hudson River or South street, or reserve in advance here! Should you have any questions, please email them at sales@unlimitedbiking.com

 

HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS ALONG THE SUMMER STREETS ROUTE   Discover The Great Outdoors Accessibility

MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY: HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS
Explore the art and architecture of Park Avenue and beyond, alongside seasoned art and architectural historians, on timed, guided walking tours hosted by MAS, which start at various rest stops during the three day event. All tours are available on a first come, first served basis and are held rain or shine. In order to participate, follow the links below to reserve a spot in advance. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. Only individuals who sign up will be accommodated.

Saturday, August 3rd, 11 AM – 1 PM
David Mulkins, “The Bowery: 400 Years on NYC’s Oldest Street”
Meeting Location: Foley Square Rest Stop, Duane Street & Centre Street at southern tip of Foley Square Park
Native American footpath, Dutch farm road and site of NYC’s first free Black settlement, the Bowery stretches 1.25 miles from Chatham Square to Cooper Square.  An early social hub for the working class, gangs, gays, and immigrant Irish, Italians, Chinese, Jews and Germans, Stephen Crane called it “the most interesting place in New York.”  An incubator of American history and culture, it has important links to Washington, Lincoln, baseball, streetcars, tap dance, tattoo, minstrelsy, Yiddish theater, vaudeville, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Harry Houdini, and even Mae West.   A long-time home to rescue missions and affordable jewelry, lighting and restaurant supply districts, its artists’ community helped foster Abstract Expressionism, Beat Literature, and improvisational jazz and punk rock.   NYC’s oldest, most architecturally diverse street--including its oldest brick house--in 2013 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.  Despite such honors, it is one of the city’s most endangered historic streetscapes. Reserve your spot HERE.

Saturday, August 10th, 11 AM – 1 PM
Lucie Levine, “New Schools: Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Village”
Meeting Location: Astor Place Rest Stop, The Cooper Union: Foundation Building
From the first free circulating library in New York City to "The People's Institute," Greenwich Village is home to some of the earliest public educational institutions in New York City. The Village's pedigree as a bastion of free expression has roots in its educational institutions, which were at the epicenter of the greatest radical and progressive movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. On this tour, we'll drop by NYU, the first university in the country to allow women to study law, make our way to the Ferrer School, an Anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place where teachers included Margaret Sanger and Jack London, see Cooper Union, open to "whatsoever things are true," and find out how opposition to the First World War (and fussy uptown Academia) created the New School. Reserve your spot HERE.

Saturday, August 17th, 11 AM – 1 PM
Deborah Zelcer, "Decked out on Park: Deco-Era Buildings and NY Glamour"
Meeting Location: Uptown Rest Stop, Waldorf Astoria, SE corner of 50th Street and Park Avenue
Step off the sidewalk and back in time to the glamorous twenties. Explore the backdrop of that romantic and high living era by joining NYC tour guide Deborah Zelcer of the Municipal Art Society Tour program to view magnificent period lobbies in buildings including "30 Rock", the Fred F. French Building, the Chanin building and the iconic Chrysler building. These opulent landmarks are local place markers in the chronology of architectural form. Learn about the frenzied one-upsmanship that bred the 1920's race to build the tallest building in the world, and the colorful characters that competed in it, forever transforming the skyline of New York and creating a vivid new language of architectural style. Reserve your spot HERE.

 

BIG ONION WALKING TOURS

Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has led locals and visitors alike on innovative and exciting tours through New York’s ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts. For more than two decades, Big Onion guides have lead tours that explore the diverse fabric of New York City. Big Onion’s educator & graduate student guides lead tours that are the finest, most comprehensive, and thought provoking walks available. Big Onion Walking Tours emphasizes the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods and people. Our educator-guides expertly use architecture and the built environment to explore the city’s historical roots of immigration, race, ethnicity, and gender that have shaped the city’s unique social and cultural identity. To reserve your spot for any of the tours listed below, call 929-432-6800.

Saturday, August 3, 10 and 17, 9 AM – 11 AM
“Immigrant New York: Walk the streets of Chinatown, Little Italy & the Five Points”
Meeting Location: Foley Square Rest Stop,
NW corner of Chambers Street and Centre Street in front of Surrogate Courthouse
The City of New York has welcomed immigrants from throughout the world for centuries. Our walk, Immigrant New York explores the experiences of the different immigrant and ethnic populations residing in the Lower East Side from the early 19th century through today. We’ll walk through Chinatown, Little Italy, the Jewish East Side, and former Irish/Free Black Five Points. We will “peel away the layers of history” while discuss tenement, pushcarts, sweatshops, as well as places of worship and street life to see how everyone got along (or didn’t) at different times. Some stops include: the Tweed Courthouse, the African Burial Ground, infamous Mulberry Bend, the Bowery, sites associated with Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Jacob Riis, Abraham Cahan, “Master” Juba, Emma Goldman and many others.

Saturday, August 3, 10 and 17, 10 AM – 12 PM
“East Village: A walk exploring the world of hippies, hipsters & immigrants”
Meeting Location: Astor Place Rest Stop,
Astor Place Plaza North, Uptown 6 subway kiosk
Explore the area made famous by radicals and immigrants alike, the East Village is the lesser-known side of Broadway between Houston & 14th Streets. Our tour combines the history of German, Ukrainian, and Jewish immigrants with the long neighborhood legacy of labor activism. We also explore the evolution of local theaters from the Yiddish stages of the early 20th century to becoming the epicenter of the 1970s counter-culture music scene! Stops could include: the Fillmore East, St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the historic Marble Cemetery, the Public Theater, and sites associated with Peter Cooper, Dorothy Day, Peter Stuyvesant, Sophie Tucker, and the General Slocum disaster of 1904.

Saturday, August 3, 10 and 17, 11 AM – 1 PM
Gramercy Park and Union Square: A walk through one of the most dynamic and diverse areas in Manhattan, the bustling Union Square and the neighboring Gramercy Park”
Meeting Location: Midtown Rest Stop,
NE corner of 23rd Street and Park Avenue
Constructed in the decades before the American Civil War, the area around Gramercy Park and Union Square has been an epicenter of NYC history for almost two centuries! From the refined residential streets and the private space of Gramercy Park to the vibrant, bustling streets of Union Square, this walk explores some of New York City’s most iconic people, places, and events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Stops could include: the former Tammany Hall headquarters and the Players Club, along with sites associated with the Civil War Draft Riots, Emma Goldman, Stanford White, Peter Cooper, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andy Warhol.

 

OTHER HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS

Saturday, August 10, 11 AM – 1 PM
ProwlerNYC, A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: Grand Central Terminal and the Rise of Midtown
Meeting Location: Uptown Rest Stop,
Pershing Square Café, 90 West 42nd Street across from Grand Central Terminal
In 1902, the dominance of the Vanderbilt-controlled NY Central Railroad was threatened by a ban on their steam powered locomotives in Manhattan, as well as by the rival Pennsylvania Railroad tunneling under the Hudson River and building a competing rail station on Manhattan's west side. Join ProwlerNYC to learn how the Vanderbilt railroad responded to these challenges, creating a precedent in development that continues to revolutionize New York City real estate to this day. Content covers the growth of Midtown and the development of the skyscraper, with stylistic examples from its earliest incarnations, to ‘Supertall’ structures on or near Park Avenue. Reserve your spot HERE..