2009-07-30 - NY1's List of Fun Summer Events in the City

City's List of Fun Summer Events
July 30, 2009
By Valarie D'Elia


You don't have to go far to have a great time this summer, since great activities are happening right in New York City. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

Don't let the summer slip away before you are able to get away. Some great travel options are in your own backyard. New York isn't called the greatest city in the world for nothing, and these lazy August days are perfect for exploring what the Big Apple has to offer without the crowds.

Mass transit isn't the only way to get around, especially now that you can two wheel it through town with the help of some free bicycling programs. And for the second year in a row, Park Avenue shuts down to traffic on Saturdays in the Summer Streets program, making it a free-for-all for bikers and pedestrians.

You can take a moonlight ride in Central park on August 7 at 10 p.m. and on Governors Island there's an ongoing free bike Fridays program where you don't have to pay to pedal on the last day of the week.