Sunday, August 5, 2012

New York Summer Streets Returns!

Previously I've written about New York's Summer Streets and its back again.  For the uninitiated, Summer Streets is an event that allows people to embrace healthy living and encourages individuals to use environment friendly modes of transportation (i.e. your legs or your bike)... The event occurs on three consecutive Saturdays starting August 4 and ending August 18 (yes, it started yesterday) from 7 am to 1 pm and stretches from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.   If you're a runner, its a truly remarkable experience to glide through the empty streets (if you go in the morning) as you witness the morning light caressing the Park Avenue buildings (see left photo)... If you're not a runner, or biker, you can walk the streets and experience it like a  street fair... there are a multitude of things you can try along the route - be a new yogi and practice yoga with other fellow new yorkers, or learn the fancy footwork and the sweet seduction of salsa, learn how to change a flat on your bike and so much more.  If you don't have a bike, there are places along the route you can rent one for FREE, yes, FREE (just get there early)... In past years they had rock climbing (thanks to REI), art stations that allow you to express your creative mojo, swimming pools to let you cool off during the sweltering hot summer days and vendors handing out free samples of their delectable ice creams, teas, etc. There is a little something for everyone at New York Summer Streets - so make sure you mark your calendar to try it out on one of the remaining Saturdays -- August 11 or August 18th.

Enjoy all that New York City has to offer

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