Ditch the Sidewalk – Citi Summer Streets Opens NYC Streets in August to Pedestrians

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Take the opportunity to hit the open streets of New York as Citi Summer Streets comes to Union Square for the first three Saturdays of August.

Visitors and locals of all ages and abilities are invited to play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue, Union Square East and Fourth Avenue from 7 AM to 1 PM on August 6th, 13th and 20th. End your ride in Union Square with a trip to the Greenmarket located on the North Plaza and Union Square West, and further explore the neighborhood with our free walking tour at 2 PM, starting at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street Transverse.

See all the action with a Citi Bike day pass – bikes available at multiple locations throughout Union Square – or enjoy the sights of the city and bring the family for a casual stroll. Either way, Summer Streets offers a great opportunity to have fun exercising and see Manhattan in a whole new way. Curbed New York notes there will be 300-foot-long inflatable slide, zip line, hammocks, fitness classes and crafts workshops along the route. All for free!

The NYC Department of Transportation shares that nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets last year. For more information visit NYC DOT online.