Officially, at least. We encourage volunteers to arrive 10-15 minutes before 9:00 so we can give people their project preferences and get the first cars on the road by 9:00. On the back end, 2:00 is a very good guess, but a typical day can range from 1:30 to 2:30, depending on location, traffic and weather. We end each week with a mandatory barbecue, which usually gets us back between 2:30 and 3:00.
Every day is a big day at Summer in the City, so you really can’t go wrong. And we have multiple mural (Paint!), garden (Plant!) and youth enrichment (Play!) sites every day, so the world is your oyster. Fridays, of course, feature our famous barbecues, but don’t miss out on the Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday action just because there’s no charcoal charcoaling. (We do own our own Sno Cone machine after all). Mondays are off so we can can set up the week’s projects and weekends are for R&R – Riverwalk and Roast.
Best piece advice: it’s never too late to get involved, but the Summer goes by fast — so get off the couch already. Maybe that was two pieces of advice. In any case, one of the things that’s great about Summer in the City is that any day could be your first or last, but the more you come, the more familiar faces you see and friends you’ll make. Two Summer in the City people actually ended up getting married — no pressure or anything. Get in the action Tuesday, June 26 to Friday, August 17, with the sole exception of July 3 and 4.