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31 Jul 2015 02:56 PM EST

-by Yuliya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: A Slide the City Tube (Image Source: IQRemix on Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

This August, you don’t need to go to the beach for some water to cool off from the summer heat. Instead, the water fun is coming to you thanks to Slide the City, one of this year’s Summer Streets attractions.

Slide the City is bringing a 270 foot slip n slide to the middle of Foley Sq. in lower Manhattan. Participation is free, but you’re required to register online and get to the spot half an hour before your appointed time. The slide will be open the first three Saturdays in August (August 1, 8, and 15), from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants who sign up will receive a pass to one free ride on the huge slide. Each signup is good for up to three people total, and anyone taking a slide down the ride are required to use the inflatable tubes provided by the program.

Summer Streets is an annual event created by the Department of Transportation with help from the City of New York that brings some fun to NYC streets. This summer marks its eighth year running. The event, according to the website itself, is “part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party.”

The Summer Streets events stretch along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way up to Central Park (closing several roads along its path). All the events are family-friendly and free, making this a great way to celebrate the city and have some fun as a community—no doubt part of the reason for Summer Street’s existence. Last year’s events drew over 300,000 people.

The Summer Streets festival is “modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovia in Bogota, Columbia and the Paris Plage in France.” Other events include a city picnic presented by Whole Foods, and a huge dog park for your furry friends to get in on the fun. There will be music, workouts, and lots of things to do along the route. Find out more on the official website, here.

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