New York

Tennis Fans Can Watch Wimbledon's Famous Tournament Without Leaving NYC

Brooklyn is about to get its own Henman Hill.

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Meaning March/Shutterstock
Meaning March/Shutterstock

On Monday, June 27, Wimbledon, one of the world’s most illustrious tennis tournaments, officially began in London.

Since it might be difficult for the average New York-based tennis fan to hop on a flight and enjoy the championship on-site, the Big Apple already came up with a local and affordable solution.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is bringing to life its own Henman Hill, a new version of the slope at the All England Tennis Club on which the Wilmbledon matches are displayed for fans who didn’t get the chance to score a ticket. From July 8 through July 10, an NYC version of Henman Hill will broadcast the tournament’s finals live every day. After the screening, live music will get the party started.

Here’s the schedule for the watch party:

  • Friday, July 8: Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-Finals
  • Saturday, July 9: Ladies’ Singles Final
  • Sunday, July 10: Gentlemen’s Singles Final

The big screen will be located on Liberty Lawn, and while the events are free to attend, those interested in participating need to secure their spot by joining Wimbledon’s free fan club. Capacity is capped at 1,000 people.

For more information, you can visit this website.

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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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