ITHACA, N.Y. — Streets Alive! returned to Ithaca streets this weekend. For a couple hours Sunday, the streets closed to vehicles and opened to people on foot, bicycle, roller skates or scooters.

The first Streets Alive! took place in 2012 and has become a biannual local event, with one held in the spring in the Fall Creek neighborhood and the other in the fall in Ithaca’s Southside neighborhood. It is hosted by Bike Walk Tompkins.

From Baker Park to Southside Community Center, people of all ages came out to dance, play, enjoy music and all sorts of activities along the closed streets.

Here’s a video snapshot of Sunday event by Videographer Jacob Mroczek. 

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Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.