Get ready for Summer Streets 2013, featuring an artist's takeover of the Park Ave Tunnel (slide show)

This year's edition of the car-free festival will feature an interactive art installation, a zip line, minigolf and more.

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  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    Summer Streets 2012

Photograph: Grace Chu

Summer Streets 2012

Summer Streets is back for its sixth iteration, presenting nearly seven miles of vehicle-free roads for your ambling pleasure. With tons of free activities, it's even more than a pedestrian's paradise: Back in the mix are the 25-foot-high rock-climbing wall and ever-popular 165-foot-long zip line, and new offerings this year include a midtown minigolf course and misting stations (personally, we wish these were a permanent fixture on our sweltering streets).


The most exciting addition is the Voice Tunnel, an interactive art installation that will open the Park Avenue Tunnel up to pedestrians for the very first time. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's burrowed "gallery" features 360 spotlights that will reflect theatrically against the tunnel's 0.4-mile-long wall; passersby can control the light by recording their voice and playing it back via 180 speakers.


The initiative, which spans from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, goes down 7am–1pm during the first three Saturdays of the month (Aug 3, 10, 17). For more information, including the full list of free activities, head over to the Summer Streets website.



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