Five things you can only do at Open Streets 704 this weekend [Partner]


Some things you can only do at a particular place and time. Decorating for the holidays is best in December and spending the day at the lake in your bathing suit is perfect for hot Carolina summers.  Open Streets 704, powered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is another one of those special places. On May 7 from 1-5 p.m. the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and Partners for Parks will clear the roads and open the area up to pedestrians. On May 7, get outside and go enjoy the four things you can ONLY do at Open Streets 704.

Play Pokemon Go

Feed your obsession, get your Trainer ready and rack up some serious points at an interactive event-only Pokemon Go application with the folks from Niantic.

Hear great tunes

What would the best day of community entertainment and connectivity be without some seriously good tunes. Enjoy toe-tapping fun and jam out with some of Charlotte’s best local music talent only at Open Streets 704.

Be part of an art project

If you thought last year’s chalk art was cool, get ready for something that will really blow your mind! Local artists Fred Sexton will have a BIG, bike-friendly community art project and he wants you to join in the fun.

Try a new bike lane

Bring your bike and take your wheels for a spin on a new separated bicycle lane demonstration project on The Plaza, between Central Avenue and Belvedere Avenue.  The  pilot project will open May 7 through May 14.  By converting the outside travel lanes in both directions to one-way separated bicycle lanes,the project’s goal is to provide a safe and comfortable bicycle facility on The Plaza while calming traffic through the historic district of Plaza-Midwood. We say ride on.

Feel the amazing support

The BlueCross BlueShield of NC sponsorship helps make all these amazing experiences possible beyond the Knight Foundation grant. Thank you!

The event is walking and biking distance from the Elizabeth, First Ward, Windsor Park, Chantilly, Echo Hills, Commonwealth, Plaza-Midwood, Sheffield Park, Country Club Heights, Eastover and Cherry neighborhoods. Enjoy a great day of community fun and see what happens when cars take a much needed break and people fill the streets. See you May 7!


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