Slide the City will arrive to Summer Streets this month. Photo via Slide City website
This Summer we’ve had a plethora of exciting art installations in all five boroughs. Playful, colorful, interactive, life-like, thoughtful and thought-provoking. We’ve been treated to art in public spaces and parks that have never had art before. Here’s what’s new in August, along with other installations in the city that are still up this month:
Photo of Slide the City in Flint, Michigan, a larger version of what will arrive in New York City this month. Photo via Slide the City Website
Each year, on three consecutive Saturdays in August, New York City closes seven miles of Park Avenue to traffic, and more than 300,000 people take advantage of the open space and all the activities associated with Summer Streets. This year, “Slide the City” will be part of Summer Streets. The Vita Coco Beach, a 270-foot water slide will be located at Foley Square, which is at Centre Street and Lafayette Street. Advance registration is required and already closed for this Saturday, August 1st. But registration for August 8th begins on the 3rd.
The Summer Streets dates are August 1, 8 and 15, from 7 am to 1 pm. In addition to “Slide the City”, Summer Streets has a plethora of other activities. Check out our guide for what to do at each of the Summer Street stops this year.