Downtown Durham, Inc. Brings the Streetery Back

Downtown Durham, Inc. is bringing the Streetery back for the summer, with music, performances, dancing and interactive games on the fourth Saturday of each month from June to August. 

Each month the Streetery will take place in a different downtown location with a different theme, beginning on June 24 with “Baile en la Calle” at CCB Plaza from 5-9 p.m. This Latin dance-focused Streetery alternates performances from Takiri Folclor with Salsa and Merengue lessons for the public, led by Lulu Diaz. Corcoran St. between Chapel Hill St. and the Unscripted parking garage entrance will be closed to cars and open to pedestrian traffic. The rain date for “Baile en la Calle” is September 30.

“We are thrilled to host this popular event again,” said Nicole J. Thompson, Downtown Durham, Inc. President & CEO. “We originally created the Streetery to provide a safe way for everyone to enjoy downtown with extra outdoor seating for restaurants and bars during the pandemic. Now, we’re going for a block party vibe with lots of music and fun activities. And this year, the Bullpen – downtown Durham’s social district – is in full effect, so those 21-and-over can sip to-go beverages from our great restaurants and bars at the Streetery.”

The second Streetery of the summer is themed “Splash & Play” and will include water games and toys for the young and young at heart. It will be held from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on July 22 at Durham Central Park. Foster St. will be open to pedestrians from Hunt to the Durham Central Park pavilion.

Finally, on August 26, DDI will host “Games for Grownups” from 5-9 p.m. in Brightleaf. Main St. between Gregson and Albemarle will be game central with giant Jenga, foam axe throwing, putt putt, trivia games and more. 

For more information about the Streetery, visit downtowndurham.com/streetery

Katelyn Belch
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