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NYC DOT Launches “Shared Streets” Festivities in Lower Manhattan | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
This Saturday, NYC's Department of Transportation launches its first "Shared Streets" community initiative in Lower Manhattan. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., cyclists, pedestrians and motorists will share the streets in the Seaport and Financial district (motorists are encouraged to drive 5 mph) and will have the opportunity to explore Lower Manhattan's history, architecture and arts. There's an outlined map of activities planned throughout the day and a "Creative Insider's Guide to Lower Manhattan" from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Among the activities are drill and period performances by The Fife & Drums of the Old Barracks, a NYC History Trivia Quiz Game, a pop-up drawing studio courtesy of Uni DRAW and self-guided activities by the Skyscraper museum, tandem bike riding, sailing and so much more. Special offers from local area museums and businesses are also available. For more info on Shared Streets and a full list of events that day, click here.