Midtown Rest Stop
The Midtown Rest Stop will be located at roughly 25th Street and is called “Taste of Summer.” The rest stop will focus mostly on New York City’s recycling, food, and health and fitness.
At the Health and Fitness Zone, you can meet with meditation and fitness gurus for free classes for everything from salsa lessons to yoga. You can enjoy one of the many free classes, or learn of the proper ways to perform CPR or to heal a sports injury. Several organizations will be hosting events, like in Uptown’s Adventure Zone, to give information on different health concerns. The American Heart Association and Thrive NYC will be only two of the many organizations to be present at Midtown Rest Stop.
Another activity at the Midtown Rest Stop is the Taste of Summer Sampling Zone, where anyone enjoying the festivities can stop and try free food and refreshment samples from many different vendors. Some of this year’s vendors include Cabot, Nature’s Path, and Purity Organics. Citymeals on Wheels will also be present on all three days of Summer Streets to help encourage families to volunteer in serving the house ridden elderly through delivery services. They will also be giving participants the opportunity to write and design letters for the recipients of the meals as well.
As with most of the other rest stops along Park Avenue, there will be a bicycle rental for anyone looking to ride a bike up and down the festivities.