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This Week: How to Get a Play Street, Celebrate Grand Central

1:44 PM EST on January 28, 2013

It's a light week on the calendar -- a good time to learn about car-free Play Streets, celebrate the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, and find out what DOT has planned for Park Avenue outside GCT. Here are the highlights:

    • Today: The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 5 will get updates from DOT regarding 6 1/2 Avenue and the "closure" of northbound Park Avenue from 41st to 42nd Street. (The southbound segment of Park at this location is a pedestrian plaza. DOT has not responded to multiple queries concerning tonight's Park Avenue agenda item.) 6 p.m.
    • Thursday: Join the Health Department and Transportation Alternatives for a hands-on workshop on the Play Street permit process. Get help filling out your application and meet an experienced local organizer who will share tips about how to make your Play Street a success. 4 p.m.
    • Friday: Celebrate Grand Central’s 100th birthday all day with exhibits, special offers, performances, notable speakers, surprise entertainment, photo opportunities and more. Metro-North Railroad will unveil a specially designed tribute to Grand Central Terminal and all that it does to make our daily lives grand.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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