Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our 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 for New Yorkers. In 2014, more than 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.
At Foley Square, right in front of the NY Supreme Court House, the NewYork-Presbyterian’s Soccer Zone will encourage visitors of all abilities to have some summer soccer fun! People with disabilities, and those without disabilities, will be able to try Power Soccer, a power wheelchair-based adaptive soccer activity. Training sessions and games will be scheduled throughout the event. Also, we will have well-known freestyle soccer players Frankie Flo and Vince Grady on-hand to teach some tricks and do things you never thought possible with a soccer ball!
See Foley Square area details here to see where we will be located in the buzzing streets of Manhattan.
*Loaner power wheelchairs will be made available so manual wheelchairs users and those without disabilities who are not wheelchair users can participate in the fun of Power Soccer*
All necessary equipment will be provided and personnel from the United States Power Soccer Association will be on hand to lead all activities.
Why Your Organization Should Participate
Help raise awareness to support the disability community in NYC! There will be THOUSANDS of New Yorkers attending Summer Streets and the Power Soccer Zone will be right in heart of it all!
Plus, it’ll be a lot FUN and a unique NYC experience!!
Dates: Saturdays of August 1, 8, & 15, 2015
Times: One-hour sessions between the hours of 8am – 1pm.
Location: Foley Square, on Centre St. between Pearl St. and Worth St.
Opportunity for your Organization!
You may reserve a one-hour block for 8 members from your organization to play each other! Or you can pre-register individual members for any time so they can be assured a slot is secured for them to participate.
ALL are welcome to join, those who are wheelchair users and those who are not, and enjoy the festivities!
How To Pre-Register*: Individuals or groups will email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Name of Individual/Organization:
- Number of Participants:
- How many will need loaner power wheelchairs:
- Date of attendance:
- Preferred Participation Time (8a-9a, 9a-10a, 10a-11a, 12p-1p):
*Pre-registration will greatly help us to ensure all can participate in this awesome event!