New York

Humidity Could Make NYC Feel Like 100 Degrees Over Fourth of July Weekend

According to AccuWeather, the Northeast will be affected by higher perceived temperatures.

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New Yorkers looking to host outdoor events during this 4th of July weekend should double check the weather reports.

While there is a chance of rain over the weekend, that isn’t the only weather concern to keep in mind. In fact, according to a report by AccuWeather, high humidity will hit the Northeast on Friday, July 1, making the temperature feel more like 100 degrees.

“There will be a buildup of hot and more humid air in the East late this week, since a high pressure system is expected to begin to drift offshore,” Carl Babinski, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, said in the report.

Besides New York, other areas in the East will be affected by the increased humidity and perceived temperatures, including southern Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond.

Thunderstorms could hit the New York area on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. With an 80% chance of rain, temperatures will reach 86 degrees.

While thunderstorms will help trim the humidity, New Yorkers should prepare for the possibility of rain carrying into the weekend. In fact, starting Saturday, July 2, the National Weather Service said a hazardous weather outlook will be in effect, and showers and thunderstorms could continue into Sunday as well.

Luckily, though, July 4 should be sunny with highs of 85 degrees-and no humidity to dampen the party.

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New York

Get Free Citi Bike Passes This Weekend for the Return of NYC's Summer Streets

The annual car-free event kicks off on August 6.

Photo courtesy of Summer Streets
Photo courtesy of Summer Streets
Photo courtesy of Summer Streets

New York’s favorite car-free event is back.

On August 6 and for the next two consecutive Saturdays (August 13 and August 20), Summer Streets will take over Park Avenue for a day of arts, culture, and, most importantly, no cars from 7 am–1 pm. Aimed at encouraging New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s streets in a more sustainable way, the annual car-free event will welcome participants to run, walk, play, and even bike along the route.

For the occasion, Citi Bike will be giving away free day passes on the first day of the event, on August 6. By using the code SUMMER22 in the Citi Bike app, New Yorkers will receive unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike for 24 hours, and will be able to join the Summer Streets celebration while helping out the environment.

Summer Streets will stretch along Park Avenue between the Brooklyn Bridge and East Harlem, and along the route, it will feature several wind-down areas, dubbed “Rest Stops.” Free performances, events, and art installations will take place there, and visitors will get the chance to find their favorite rest stop to have some fun.

At the Lafayette Street Rest Stop, between Duane and Worth Streets, Unlimited Biking will be providing free bike rentals for those participating in the Summer Streets event. There will be 100 complimentary bikes at three rest stops along the way. At Foley Square, a Topo Chico Beverage Zone will take over on August 6, and guests will be able to enjoy a DJ set from 10 am–1 pm for a proper dance party. Visitors can also choose to head over to the Fitness Class Stage in Cooper Square (between Wanamaker Place and 8th Street), where fitness classes will be open to anyone looking to get some movement in.

Summer Streets is free for anyone to attend. For more information and to check out a full list of event and performances, you can visit the Summer Streets website.

Here’s a map of this year’s route:

Image courtesy of NYC DOT
Image courtesy of NYC DOT
Image courtesy of NYC DOT

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