Upcoming Events

Streets for Everyone: Envisioned in Film
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7 PM

Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square, Newburyport

Join us for an evening of short films showing how cities around the world are making it easier for people to bike and walk throughout their communities by providing a network of streets, sidewalks and trails that are accessible and comfortable to everyone regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel.

The event is free of charge and no ticket is necessary. Just come along for the ride!

Open Streets
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1 to 4 PM


Newburyport South End
Including Atwood Park, Brown School and Perkins Playground


We are excited to announce the second Newburyport Open Streets event hosted by Newburyport Livable Streets and Newburyport Parks on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1 – 4 PM.

Volunteers are needed as Street Closure Monitors. Sign up here.

Celebrated around the world, the Open Streets movement works to improve the quality of life on a local scale by temporarily closing streets to automobile traffic and allowing access for pedestrians, cyclists, and others looking to enjoy being outdoors. Although they share similarities with block parties or street fairs, Open Streets events are fundamentally different in that the focus is on promoting physical activity through “active transportation.”

The map below illustrates the streets that will be closed to through traffic. We encourage residents within the affected area to make alternate travel plans in order to provide a safe experience for all participants in the event. We also ask that residents refrain from parking cars on streets along the route.

NLS Open_Streets MapSimilar to other Open Streets events around the world, Newburyport’s route connects a number of community destinations—the Clipper City Rail Trail, Atwood Park, Perkins Park and the Brown School. A variety of activities are being planned at these “activity centers” for participants to visit and explore along their way, including bike rodeos for kids, games for all ages, and bicycle demonstrations.

  • Check out the basketball shootout contest, sponsored by the Boy Scouts, at Atwood Park.
  • Come hear the live music at the People’s United Methodist Church on Purchase St.
  • At the Brown School, check out the demo bikes at the Riverside Cycle trailer and see if you can past the test at the bicycle rodeo with Newburyport Youth Services.
  • Stop in at the Emma Andrews Library at the corner of Purchase and Marlboro St.
  • Don’t forget to check out the Marlboro St end of the route. Our very own Fire
    Department will be there with a real fire truck!

For additional information contact us at

Past Events

Newburyport Bike Safety Rodeo
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1–3 PM

Cushing Park
Washington St.
Newburyport, MA 01950

A fun, free event for kids to promote safe biking habits. Get a bicycle and helmet check, review your road signs, learn hand signals and ride through Traffic safety obstacle course. Test what you’ve learned and win raffle prizes!
Offered with our partners, Riverside Cycle, Newburyport Police and Massachusetts Safe Routes to School.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No age minimum
What can I bring into the event?
Please bring a bicycle and a helmet.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email questions to :