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See pictures of Summer Streets on Saturday, August 3 (slide show)

Families strolled, biked and played to their hearts' content on the first Summer Streets fest this August, which closed down almost seven miles of NYC streets.

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

  • Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman


On Saturday, August 3, outdoorsy families celebrated the first Summer Streets event of the season by wandering down the route—from Central Park all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge—of car-free streets. Kids and parents rolled along on bikes and skates (thanks to free rentals from Bike and Roll and Rollerblades), snacked on treats at a healthy picnic, and got crafty at art stations located along the route’s six rest stops.

RECOMMENDED: 2013 guide to Summer Streets


One of the fest’s coolest features was a new art installation in the Park Avenue Tunnel, which is open to Summer Streets visitors for the first time this year. In "Voice Tunnel," participants spoke into microphones mounted onto the walls of the tunnel to hear their voices magnified through loudspeakers and watch the volume manipulate the intensity of the spotlights lining the walls. If you skipped this week’s Summer Streets, you haven’t missed your chance to join in on the fun—the pedestrian-friendly event will take place again on Saturday, August 10, and Saturday, August 17. Click through our slide show for a peek at what to expect and watch the video, below, of the Park Avenue Tunnel lighting up.


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