Today, we will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Corona Plaza by taking portraits and doing outreach! Swing by if you’re around!
When: Saturday, August 24, 12-4pm
Where: Corona Plaza
103rd-Corona Plaza (7)
Bike Portrait Celebration Party!
When: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Time: 3:00pm until 6:00pm
Where: No Longer Empty, 29-27 41st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Some of our biking portraits taken on the very first day of outreach at Queens Plaza are part of a fresh new exhibit on the fence outside the Queens Plaza R/M station, next to the clock tower building! Thanks to our buddies at No Longer Empty for helping to set this up!
We’ll be celebrating with an afternoon potluck! So stop by with some drinks or munchies and check out the wonderful bike art.
Our next Jackson Heights Summer Outreach is today, Saturday 7/27, from 12pm-5pm This time, it’s extra special because we will offer mobile bike repair!! For more info, see our fb event! https://www.facebook.com/events/490533614357924/
JACKSON HEIGHTS ARTS FESTIVAL: MAKING NEIGHBORHOOD ART SPACES
Saturday, June 22nd 2013
(rain date: Sunday, June 23rd)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Diversity Plaza / 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza
(between 73rd Street & 74th Street)
Jackson Heights, Queens
The Biking Public Project is thrilled to be a part of the Hibridos Collective’s Jackson Heights Arts Festival this Saturday. For the past year BPP has been snapping photos of cyclists with their bikes. Each photo comes with a conversation and a peek into each person’s world and their relationship with their bicycle. A bicycle is a powerful vehicle that gives agency to all our subjects, whether it be a vehicle for work, an affordable means of transportation, recreational exercise, or a fun family activity. This Saturday come see some of the work we’ve done so far, and get your photo added to the collection!
The Biking Public Project aims to expand local cycling advocacy discussions by reaching out to underrepresented bicyclists around New York City including women, people of color, and delivery cyclists.
As spring is finally kicking into gear it’s high time to get ready for summer! Join the Biking Public Project in Elmhurst, Queens to find out what we’re all about, share your ideas, and learn about our planned summer outreach in Jackson Heights, Queens.
FREE EVENT. Cash Bar. Snacks!
The event is free and Happy Hour is extended until 9pm when the band starts. Terraza has live music almost every evening and it’s always worth listening to so feel free to stick around for the show at 9pm!
Hope to see you all there…
Happy International Women’s Day!
This week the Biking Public Project attended the Women’s Bike Forum in Washington, DC and met women from all across the country who are biking, organizing and advocating on behalf of female cyclists! The attendees and workshops at the summit spanned an amazing array of human experience, from Georgena Terry, a bike builder who delved into the pleasure of working with steel frames, to Megan Odett who started Kiddical Mass in DC, the Forum showed that you don’t have to be a jock, but you don’t have to be babied either!
In the spirit of keeping that momentum alive, join the Biking Public Project this weekend in celebrating women in cycling by sharing your story about being a woman who rides! Post your story and share it! If you’re a Twitter type, tweet the link to @womensday and @bikingpublic and #womenbike! You never know who you could inspire just by getting your story out there!
See you all on the road…
We met Rich Fields and his bike in Red Hook, Brooklyn two weeks after Hurricane Sandy. Many apartment buildings still did not have electricity or hot water at this time. Recycle-A-Bicycle coordinated a free sidewalk bike repair station in the neighborhood on November 10th and the Biking Public Project decided to lend a hand. We met Rich there, who said he was moving to Red Hook shortly. He currently lives in Riverdale, Long Island and works as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. Rich Fields says that he loves riding his bike because, “I get competitive motivation when I see other people on their bikes.” His next big goal is to convince his girlfriend to ride with him. Good luck Rich!