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Summer Streets is an annual festival that shuts down 7 miles of Manhattan to cars, letting pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters roam free along Park Avenue. The free, outdoor event will offer performances, art installations, educational areas and activities like rock wall climbing, zip-lining, mini golf and more.

The major draw of this year’s festival has been the Voice Tunnel, an installation by Rafael Lozano-Hammer that turns the Park Avenue Tunnel (which is usually not accessible by pedestrians) into an interactive display of lights and sounds. As you might imagine, the Voice Tunnel has been very popular and lines are long, so if you want to see it, be sure to follow our tips at the bottom of this article.

Don’t forget – Saturday, August 17th will be the final day of the fest this year, and the party will end at 1:00PM, so don’t oversleep if you want to join in on this last hurrah before fall!

+ Summer Streets

+ New York City Department of Transportation

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