Traveling through the streets of New York City conjures one all too familiar image: gridlock. Since the metropolis’ streets are plagued by traffic at pretty much any time of day, the Summer Streets event taking place this August will be a refreshing change. On the first three Saturdays of this coming August, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, there won’t be a car in sight from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, to encourage people to enjoy the city on foot, by bike, and so on.

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There’ll be plenty of events planned, such as workshops, performances, food stands, fitness activities, rock climbing walls, roller skates rentals, and the like. There’ll even be a zip line and an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ standing record of 399 people executing a handstand simultaneously.

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This is the 12th year in a row that New York City is organizing the Summer Streets car-free event.