Happy Park(ing) Day New York! Take lunch outside today and enjoy the pop-up parks that are reclaiming parking spaces. New Yorkers will celebrate the 7th annual worldwide celebration all over the city by infusing greenery in over 30 parking spots. Check out all of our Park(ing) Day coverage today as we share exclusive photos from New York and around the globe!
Park(ing) Day began reclaiming parking spots from cars back in 2005 in San Francisco when design studio Rebar transformed a space into a park, and has spread like wildfire. Towns and cities around the world have latched onto the innovation, adding their own creative ideas to the pop-up park roster.
Last year, Bard students transformed a spot into a miniature Shakespeare in the Park, a spot in the Bronx focused their space on alternative street design, Hosh Yoga Park popped up in Greenpoint and Long Island City turned a parking spot into a worm-infested composting lesson.
Get outside New York, and reclaim green space today!
Check out these parks before the day’s end:
-B-Cloud Park, 5th Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets
-GUAPA Open Space Lounge at Hunter College, Lexington Avenue and E. 68th Street
-Bike MS New York City- Madison Avenue between E. 66 th and E. 65th Streets
-Mise en Parc, an optical illusion of a larger Park(ing) spot b Andrew M. Emmet,
E. 15 th Street and Union Square West
-HSH Park(ING) Day- Mock Public Meeting, Front Street between Wall Street and Gouverneur Lane