Hyannis Open Streets
I am a Hyannis resident, a mother to a 9 year old, a Main Street business owner, and a Greater Hyannis Civic Association board member. I grew up here and I care about Hyannis and the community.
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association is looking for funding to close Main Street to traffic for an afternoon to bring the community together by allowing for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. We are using a model called Open Streets. http://openstreetsproject.org
Open Streets events promote alternative transportation and invite people to experience public streets in ways other than driving.
Our goal is to have our first Open Streets event on September 25th, 2016 from 1-4 p.m.. We will be using the money to pay for musicians, instrutors for dance, yoga, martial arts etc.. All events will be free so that everyone can come and enjoy the street. There will be no cars so we encourage everyone to bring their bikes, walking shoes, wheel chairs, roller skates, scooters, skateboards, and strollers and get to know your neighbors and community.
As a Hyannis resident, I feel strongly that we need more fun, family friendly things that are accessible to everyone. I want my daughter to experience a sense of community and I want to connect with my neighbors.
We will be so thankful for any small amount donated to make this happen and if you can't help, I hope you can come and play in the street!