As Jonathan Rhys Meyers said in the first episode of The Tudors, “I like to walk.” Assuming he wasn’t lying, we imagine we’ll see him at Williamsburg Walks, organized by the L and by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, during which Bedford Ave from North 4th to North 9th will be open to pedestrians only. It’s happening on six consecutive Saturdays this summer: June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, and July 4th and 11th.
You’ll note that June 13th is smack-dab in the middle of our Northside Music and Arts Festival, so perhaps while you’re promenading about — enjoying the five-block Billyburg catwalk while stopping in to shop and eat and drink and patronize local institutions — you’ll be able to dip in and see some shows.
If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s how — and in any case, we hope to see you out there, getting your flâneur on. There’s a growing realization, in many similar street closures and outdoor events, that cities are for people, not cars, and it’s great to see this be the case in the neighborhood where we all live (even if we don’t actually live there).