Open Streets Wilmington: 16th Street Bridge

Open Streets is a shared front yard, a mobile Central Park, a place for neighbors…
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Saturday, July 23

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Saturday, July 23

16th Street Bridge between Walnut St and Vandever Ave Wilmington, DE 19801

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With Urban Artist Exchange Open House

3pm – 6pm: Open Streets between Walnut St. and Vandever Ave.
6pm: Special Performances by Charlotte Blake Alston & TAHIRA

Open Streets is a shared front yard, a mobile Central Park, a place for neighbors to spend time together. Open Streets Wilmington takes place once a month, closing streets to motor vehicles to create a safe space for outside activities. You can walk, bike, run, roller blade, and dance the day away! Visit local businesses. Enjoy children’s activities, fitness classes and much more!

Open Streets Wilmington is a collaborative initiative of Urban Bike Project, West Side Grows Together, and the Open Streets Wilmington steering committee.


3pm – 6pm

Urban Artist Exchange Open House + Community Art Project
Honor your family’s legacy through art making! Local potter Samara Weaver will instruct participants in a clay ornament making process. The ornaments will be strung together at the end of the workshop series to create a sculptural wall hanging that represents the memories and lives of the many members of our community. After you finish making your own art, check out the Urban Artist Exchange studios, where you can peruse and purchase the artwork produced by Art Works youth program participants.

Free Bike Repairs w/ Urban Bike Project
Visit the repair stand for help from friendly mechanics with repairs and tune-ups, free of charge!

Free Bike Rentals w/ Buccini/Pollin Group
Enjoy a free ride! Rentals are for 30 minutes.

Music w/ DJ Timdogg
DJ Timdogg will get you moving with family friendly hits.

Live Jazz and Funk w/ The Q Factor
Enjoy smooth instrumentals with this local trio.

PlayStreets w/ Wilmington Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Play equipment for kids, including jump ropes, hula hoops, corn hole, and more.

Delaware Nature Society & Christina Conservancy
Check out a hands-on nature exhibit fun for kids and adults, and participate in a community science project.

Produce Giveaways w/ Food Bank of Delaware
Free produce kits with recipe cards!

Crafts & Games w/ Nuestras Raices
Plus learn about youth dance programs.

Family Fun w/ Westside Family Healthcare
Learn about healthcare services available to your family; enjoy children’s games, activities and a toy giveaway!

Legos & Cornhole w/ I Am My Sister’s Keeper
Stop by to play and learn about youth programs for girls.

Water Ice and Climate Resilience w/ Wilmington Dept. of Public Works
Free water ice! Plus coloring for kids, trivia, and information on the city’s Resilient Wilmington Plan. Learn how you can protect your family from flooding and access resources for adapting to climate change.

Walnut Street Project w/ DelDOT
DelDOT representatives will be on site presenting information about planned changes to Walnut Street. Do you live, work, play, or transport yourself on Walnut Street? Share your feedback and concerns!  Other projects will also featured.

Family Fun w/ Cricket Wireless
Cornhole, free school supplies and backpacks, and a chance to win a free haircut!

Reading Assist Info Table
Learn about Reading Assist services and how you can apply to be an AmeriCorps member for the organization.

Peace Week Delaware Info Table
Stop by for information about Peace Week. Free coloring pages and kids books!

Jewish Family Services Info Table

Kairos Prison Ministry + Kairos Torch Program
Learn about services available to your family through these organizations, including support services, COVID health resources, voter registration, and the Kairos Torch youth ministry.

Diamond State Financial Group Info Table
Learn about financial services and pick up free swag.

Rosalind Ellis, Notary Public Info Table


6pm – 9pm

Live Performances by Charlotte Blake Alston & TAHIRA
Join Urban Artist Exchange at the stage on Clifford Brown Walk for African dance followed by riveting live storytelling performances by nationally known artists.