Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 11am to 4pm
Mott Street, Manhattan
(Canal Street to Worth Street)
Event has been cancelled due to the extremely hot weather.
Beat the Heat is your destination for everything you need to know about extreme heat in New York City.
Extreme heat is one of the most
significant hazards facing New York City, and New Yorkers are especially
vulnerable to extreme heat-related hazards during the summer months.
Generally, extreme heat is defined by temperatures that hover 10 degrees
or more above the average high temperature for the region, last for
prolonged periods of time, and are accompanied by high humidity.
Help Your Neighbors
- Check on your neighbors
during a heat wave, especially if they are seniors, young children, and
people with disabilities and access and functional needs.
- Seniors and others who may
be sensitive to extreme heat should contact friends, neighbors, or
relatives at least twice a day during a heat wave.
- In New York City, most
heat-related deaths occur after exposure to heat in homes without air
conditioners. Air conditioning is the best way to stay safe and healthy
when it is hot outside, but some vulnerable people do not have an air
conditioner or do not turn it on when they need it. Encourage them to
use air conditioning. Help them get to an air-conditioned place if they
cannot stay cool at home. Make sure they are drinking enough water.
- Never leave children, pets, or those who require special care in a parked car during periods of intense summer heat.
- Heat illness is serious.
Prolonged exposure to the heat can be harmful and potentially fatal.
Call 911 if you or someone you know shows signs or symptoms of heat
illness, including headache, light headedness, muscle cramps, nausea,
and vomiting. Learn more about heat illness and heat waves from the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
- New Yorkers can beat the
heat by obtaining a spray cap from their local firehouse. Applicants
must be 18 years or older and complete a form to obtain a hydrant cap.
The improper opening of fire hydrants wastes 1,000 gallons of water per
minute, causes flooding on City streets, and can lower water pressure to
dangerous levels and hamper the ability of FDNY to fight fire safely
and quickly. Learn more from FDNY.
Free Lyft Rides to Cooling Centers During the East Coast & Midwest Heat Wave
Across several of the impacted
cities, Lyft is providing free and discounted rides to select* cooling
centers in order to help people get relief from the heat. Rides can be
accessed using city-specific codes valid for 2 rides, up to $15 each,
from now until 7/21 at 11:59 p.m. for each city’s time zone while rides
are available. Please check cooling center operational hours before
visiting the site.
- New York Public Library, Inwood: 4790 Broadway, New York, NY
- New York Public Library, Morningside Heights: 2900 Broadway, New York, NY
- New York Public Library, Harlem: 9 West 124th Street, New York, NY
- University Settlement, Meltzer Senior Center: 94 East 1st Street, New York, NY
- YM YWHA Washington Heights Center for Adults Living Well: 54 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY
- Hudson Guild: 119 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY
- Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
- Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park Branch: 2602 Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
- Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue Branch: 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY
- Wayside Tompkins Park NSC: 550 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY
- JASA Scheuer House of Coney Island: 3601 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
- New York Public Library, Bronx Library Center: 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
- New York Public Library, Parkchester: 1985 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY
- New York Public Library, High Bridge: 78 West 168th Street, Bronx, NY
- Rain Eastchester Senior Center: 1246 Burke Ave, Bronx, NY
- PSS Parkside Senior Center: 644 Adee Avenue, Bronx, NY
- PSS APSS Andrew Jackson Senior Center: 325 East 156 Street, Bronx, NY
- Queens Public Library, Rochdale Village: 169-09 137th Ave, Jamaica, NY
- Queens Public Library, Averne: 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne, NY
- Queens Public Library, Corona: 38-23 104 Street, Corona, NY
- Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center: 43-31 39 St Queens, NY
- JSPOA Theodora Jackson Senior Center: 92-47 165th Street, Queens, NY
- New York Public Library, Stapleton: 132 Canal St., Staten Island, NY
- New York Public Library, Todt Hill-Westerleigh: 2550 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
- New York Public Library, Mariners Harbor: 206 South Ave, Staten Island, NY
- JCC of Staten Island: 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY
- CASC Cassidy Coles Senior Center: 125 Cassidy Place, Staten Island, NY