NYC Summer Streets returns on August 4th for three Saturday mornings of open streets! This annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets, provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2017, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets!
Once again Astor Place will be a "Rest Stop" packed full of activities! This years Astor Place theme is Outdoor Adventure, scroll down to see the fun activities taking place -
CLIF KIDS PARK, Astor Place Plaza
The Clif Kids Park experience invites children under 12 to ride through a custom pump track that mimics what they would find in the many mountain bike trails in the area. Clif will have coaches from Highland Mountain Bike Park on site that will teach even beginner cyclists how to ride the track- allowing them to build cycling skills that will give them more confidence when riding back at home. New this year to the Clif Kids Park is a soccer skills zone developed in partnership with the New York Red Bulls. Both new and experienced players will have a great time playing skill games with trainers from the Red Bull youth soccer programs. And of course, to fuel all of this fun, Clif Kids will be serving up our newest products – Zbar Filled and ZFruit (our nut free option).
BBF Bouldering Wall & Obstacle Course, Astor Place between Broadway and Lafayette Street
Join the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation to test your skills on an eight foot tall bouldering wall. Leave the ropes and harnesses behind and scale this wall with ease. The Bouldering Wall and Obstacle Course by the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation was co-designed by West coast-based Vertical Solutions featuring wood paneling, and a pull-up bar feature. The obstacle course includes accessible features for all abilities to be able to complete the course. Challenge yourself and get through quickly for a prize or race against a friend. Even if this is your first time, don’t worry, there will be plenty of safety mats to catch your fall.
BBF’s Adaptive Bouldering Wall and Obstacle Course Rules
All participants must sign a safety and photo waiver prior to participation.
Children under 4 are not permitted to participate.
Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
Monitor and accompany your child at all times. Do not leave your child unattended.
All participants are encouraged to wear appropriate attire such as: sneakers or closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
Food, drinks and chewing gum are not allowed within the activation.
No strollers or bags are allowed in the course.
No person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior will be allowed within the activation.
Follow the instructions of the coaches or staff on-site.
I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor’s Center, 4th Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street
Expand your horizons by exploring ours. From mountains to museums, New York State has it all! Stop by the I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor's Center at Astor Place to get great ideas for New York State getaways. With interactive touch screens that allow you to discover awesome destinations to visit, a 360 degree photo experience, trivia for prizes and more, the I LOVE NY Mobile Visitor's Center is a great way to find what you love about New York State!
Gazillion Bubble Show’s Bubble Garden, 4th Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street
GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW is Unlike Anything You Have Ever Seen Before! The most incredibubble show in the world! Bubble lovers of all ages are delighted with an unbubblievable experience, awashed with a bubble tide, and perhaps even find themselves inside a bubble. Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. You have to experience it to bubblieve it! Experience the Gazillion Bubble show's exclusive interactive Bubble Garden. Join the fun by making bubbles of all sizes and learning new bubble tricks that will amaze and dazzle you!
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