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Park(ing) Day 2010: Where Will You Celebrate?

Parking Day 2008, __: a quintessentially New York scene. Photo: Brad Aaron.

Get ready to reclaim your curb tomorrow. It's Park(ing) Day, the annual celebration of streets as public spaces. This year, 51 parking spaces in the five boroughs will be liberated from the chore of private car storage and given over to the full creativity of New Yorkers. Here are a few choice concepts:

    • "South Bronx Open Space" -- Southern Boulevard between 163rd and Aldus. Learn about plans to replace the Sheridan Expressway with open space, housing and jobs and to build a South Bronx Greenway. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Cortelyou Road Park" -- Cortelyou Road between Argyle and Rugby, Brooklyn. Real grass, games, snacks, and live music. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Shakespeare in the Parking Spot" -- Ninth Avenue at 60th Street, Manhattan. Fordham theater students perform in a space designed by Fordham architecture students. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Alternate Side Mulching Is In Effect Today" -- Vernon Avenue between 48th Ave and 49th Ave, Queens. Learn how to take care of street trees and make compost cookies. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Recycle Geoff's Stuff" -- Bay Street between Victory Blvd and Hannah, Staten Island. Bringing stoop sales to the street.

For a complete guide to Park(ing) Day sites, the organizers have put together this handy map.

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