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Summer Streets at The Park Avenue Tunnel

8/14/2014 - By Marea Edynak

Be Part of The 'Dive"
as You Walk Through Visit Murray Hill's Park Avenue Tunnel
on Saturday, August 16

As part of the much loved Summer Streets Program when 7 miles of Park Avenue is shut down to vehicular traffic you can walk through the Park Avenue Tunnell
and immerse yourself in a 7 block long sound installation, The Dive.

Norwegian artist Jana Winderen uses sounds recorded from shallow to deep underwater environments in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, USA, Thailand, and around the equator in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Ms. Winderen records sounds made by crustaceans, fish and mammals using sensitive hydrophones.
She hopes to create a lively environment by producing sound pockets of different habitats that the public would experience as they ‘dive’ further into the tunnel.

Park Avenue Tunnel Information


Here are a few helpful hints on planning your visit:

The Tunnel will OPEN at 7 am and CLOSE at 12:30 pm.
Summer Streets participants may only enter at the south end of the tunnel and exit at the north end of the tunnel.
Summer Streets participants must join the line located on the NE corner of Park Avenue and 32nd Street in order to enter the Tunnel.
At the discretion of Summer Streets staff, the tunnel can be CLOSED or entry refused at ANY TIME due to capacity limitations or other safety concerns.
Before entering the Tunnel:
ALL bags may be subject to search
There will be no bag storage.
Duffel bags and large backpacks will not be permitted
Bicycles, scooters and dogs are NOT permitted in the tunnel.
Participants with disabilities using hand-cycles will be permitted to enter the tunnel on their hand-cycles.
Strollers are permitted but subject to search.
Bicycle self-park stations at owners' risk (DOT strongly advises locking bicycles) will be available on the east and west sides of 31st Street and the west side of 32nd Street.
Your cooperation, patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we enhance and expand our efforts to make your visit to Summer Streets safe and enjoyable.

Midtown Rest Stop


Whole Foods Market City Picnic

The following vendors have confirmed participation at this year's Whole Foods activation: Whole Foods, Applegate Farms, Daiya, Honest Tea, Steve's Ice Cream, Organic Valley, Nature's Path, Gardein, Chia Co., Sweet Leaf Tea and Morningstar Farms. Each vendor will offer free samples throughout the day. In addition, Seeds in the Middle and Healthy School Food will present unique interactive healthy eating demonstrations.

For more information go to: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/route/activities.shtml



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