On August 2, from 6pm-9pm Allen Street between Delaware and Franklin will be closed to automobile traffic in order to allow artists and cyclists to take to the streets. This section of Allen Street has seen a needed boost of commercial activity in recent months with the opening of a series of businesses including Don Tequila Mexican, Black Cat Vintage, Shop 43 Mid-Century, Gatur’s Ethiopian, A Rooster and Two Chicks Bakery/Shop, and Krudmart. On top of that there are eclectic galleries, eateries and shops to visit, offering a variety of shopping and dining experiences completely unique to Allen Street.
The closing of the streets to cars is meant to add to the experience of the walkable neighborhood. It’s a chance to let the kids roam wherever they want… or musicians, or artists. Grab a SoBi or a skateboard. Pull your bones up to a curb. Sketch out a chalk angel in the street. Or sit on a patio and watch it all go down. Come celebrate Artists and Cyclists in Allentown… and get to know your city in the process.