Second Annual ‘Trick-or Streets’ Event Features More Than 100 Locations on Car-Free Streets and Plazas to Expand Safe Public Space for Young People on Halloween
Updated Interactive Map Details All 2023 ‘Trick-or-Street’ Locations for Second Annual Program, Including Día De Los Muertos Celebrations
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today announced 107 car-free locations across all five boroughs for the Halloween season as part of the city’s second annual “Trick-or-Streets” program. Earlier this month, Mayor Adams and Commissioner Rodriguez announced 15 premier “Trick-or-Streets” locations with DOT-produced programming and invited Open Streets partners, plaza partners, and community-based organizations to apply to join the 2023 program. Following an impressive response from communities across the city, this year’s program will be even larger than last year’s, with more than 100 car-free locations throughout all five boroughs.
This year’s program also builds on the success of last year’s inaugural version of “Trick-or-Streets,” with the addition of new, car-free “Trick-or-Streets” programming and giveaways at locations in all five boroughs, where DOT and its partners are hosting Halloween-themed activities and performances throughout the month. Events are also planned into November to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” An interactive map and full list of car-free streets are available online.
“Every young New Yorker deserves a Halloween experience that is not only spooky but also fun and safe — and we’re proud to deliver that with our ‘Trick-or-Streets’ program,” said Mayor Adams. “One of New York City’s most valuable resources is our space, and we’re making better use of it than ever before. We’re making sure that all of our city’s residents can safely enjoy our public spaces this Halloween and Día De Los Muertos.”