Summer Streets 2023 in All Five Boroughs of NYC




image courtesy NYC DOT ~ Summer Streets.

The Annual Summer Streets Event will take place in all five Boroughs! Streets will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians and a plethora of activities and events for 5 Saturday, from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Queens and Staten Island on July 29th; Manhattan on August 5, 12 & 19; Brooklyn and The Bronx on August 26th.

Summer Streets 2023 Street Map via NYC DOT

Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today announced a major expansion of “Summer Streets,” bringing the popular program to all five boroughs over five Saturdays between July and August and doubling its size to span car-free 20 miles. The five-borough Summer Streets program builds on Mayor Adams’ “Working People’s Agenda” and game-changing $375 million investment in creating vibrant, accessible public spaces across the entire city.

Building on last summer’s two-mile expansion into East Harlem and the restoration of the three-Saturday schedule, this year’s program will be the most ambitious version since Summer Streets launched in 2008 and brings a continued focus on equity. More than 500,000 people walked, ran, cycled, or played on Summer Streets last year.

Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect.

Summer Streets in Queens will take place on July 29th on Vernon Boulevard between 44 Drive and 30 Road. The program will allow users to enjoy the entire Queens waterfront in Long Island City and Astoria.

Summer Streets in Staten Island will take place on July 29th on Richmond Terrace between York Avenue and Bard Avenue. The program will allow users to access the entire waterfront roadway along Staten Island’s North Shore thoroughfare.

Summer Streets in Manhattan will take place on August 5, 12, & 19 from Brooklyn Bridge to West 125th Street via:

  • Lafayette Street and Park Avenue between Brooklyn Bridge and East 109 Street
  • East 109 Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between East 109 Street and Central Park North
  • Central Park North between 5th Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard between Central Park North and West 125 Street

Summer Streets in Brooklyn will take place on August 26th on Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Buffalo Avenue, connecting Prospect Heights and Brownsville along the same route as the Caribbean Day Parade — one of the city’s most popular annual events.

Summer Streets in The Bronx will take place on August 26th on the Grand Concourse between East Tremont Avenue and Mosholu Parkway.

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If you are strolling Park Avenue, don’t miss Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls on the Park Avenue divide from 34th Street to 38th Street.

Moving uptown, Park Avenue at 54th Street, Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture at Lever House.

Astor Place should be all abuzz with the return of The Cube!

Don’t miss the new outdoor art installations unveiled by The Fund for Park Avenue, on view between 54th and 86th Streets along Park Avenue.

Take a look back at Summer Streets 2022.