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Summer Streets NYC 2017 guide

At Summer Streets NYC 2017, thrill-seekers can partake in free outdoor fun and slide down a massive water slide

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/NYC DOT

During Summer Streets NYC 2017, seven miles of Gotham turf along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue is completely cleared of vehicles in order to create a pedestrian paradise. Hundreds and thousands of revelers descend upon the asphalt for invigorating sight-filled tours, plus free activities including a rock climbing wall, a zipline, outdoor art installations and misting stations. You won’t want to miss this year’s six rest stops which include a 270-foot water slide, fitness classes, a dog park, arts and crafts workshops, plus walking tours that explore NYC parks and some of the most beautiful NYC buildings. This is one of the best NYC events in August, so make sure to hit the streets for the first three Saturdays.

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When is Summer Streets?

Summer Streets takes place over three consecutive Saturdays on August 5, 12 and 19, 2017 from 7am to 1pm.

Where is Summer Streets?

Summer Streets’ route starts at Lafayette and Chamber Streets by the Brooklyn Bridge, travels up Lafayette Street and Park Avenue to 72nd Street and ends at East 72nd Street and Central Park.

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blake t

looks so fun - I really want to try the slide this year!! here are 18 more fun FREEBIES in NYC this month! http://bit.ly/2wlGJxr