Special Event

Summer Streets NYC

August 12, 2017 |
7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—the streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

The Society of Illustrators is participating as a Local Programming Partner. Stop by our table to learn about our exhibits, lectures, and educational programming! While there, meet a few of our award-winning illustrator members, draw from a live model, listen to some fun music and engage in a project for visitors of all ages!

Come check out our table at Rudin Plaza at 51st Street and Park Avenue (on the east side of Park Ave)! 

The Society's table at the 2016 Summer Streets

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