Our work at NYC Street Festivals
In recent years, more and more NYC neighborhood groups are asking the city’s Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) for permission to close off local streets on weekends so that they can create events where residents can come together. There are now over 120 community street festivals (called “Weekend Walks”) happening in the city each year—from Woodside Ave in Queens, to Westchester Square in the Bronx, to Forest Ave in Staten Island, April through December. The number continues to grow because communities love them.
We’ve teamed up with NYC DOT to offer special programming at these events, including a dedicated pop-up reading room and our EXPLORE program. Plans are underway to add our pop-up drawing studio this year. Here’s our schedule so far.