health & wellness

23 May 2019 | 11:05

Take a Hike
Summer StreetsAugust 3, 10 and 17, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml

Park Avenue and Lafayette Street will be closed, creating a uptown-downtown playground for walkers, runners and bikers. Expect, too, family activities and cultural options. The seven-mile route will have five rest stops, drawing an expected 300,000 people. The biggest draw may be streets without traffic — a simple concept that makes for a magic morning.

A Memorial MemoryFree Memorial Day Walking Tour Flatiron building meeting location:

23rd Street, just east of Fifth Avenue

Free

May 26 at 11 a.m.

timessquarenyc.org/seasonal-events/taste-of-times-square

How are you planning to spend the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend? Miriam Berman, the author of “Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks” and a postcard book called “New York in Word and Images,” will lead a 90-minute walking tour. The walk, titled “From Decoration Day to Memorial Day,” underscores the history behind Memorial Day. One stop: Worth Monument, where presidents and foreign dignitaries have stopped to honor those who have served in war.