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Saturday: Summer Streets and a back-to-school picnic

Think what you want about Mayor Bloomberg’s education policies, but no one can say he isn’t trying when it comes to transportation. Last week’s inaugural Summer Streets was a hit, with thousands of bikers and pedestrians swarming seven safe, car-free miles of roads in Manhattan. Check out coverage of the event on Streetsblog, which like GothamSchools is an initiative of the Open Planning Project.

The celebration reprises this weekend (and next) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., continue along Park Avenue to 98th Street and enter Central Park’s East Meadow to attend a back-to-school kickoff hosted by the Department of Education’s Office of Family Engagement and Advocacy.

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