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6th Annual LIC Bike Parade

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Add to Calendar 08-06-2013 08-06-2013 15 6th Annual LIC Bike Parade In preparation for the parade children and families can repair their bikes with Recycle-A-Bicycle; get free helmets and fittings with the NYC Department of Transportation; and decorate their bikes with Socrates artists from 11am-3pm. The parade begins at 3pm along Vernon Blvd., and finally, the day of cycling fun concludes with a Waterfront Celebration at Queensbridge Park. And for the first time, this year, participants can literally let their creativity roll when they compete in the Kinetic Sculpture Challenge. Enter your moveable, human-powered sculpture-vehicle and parade it down Vernon Boulevard, with awards for Best Engineering, Best Art, and Best Costume. See website for details. KINETIC SCULPTURE CHALLENGE RULES 1.Sculptures must be vehicles ? they must have wheels or moveable legs, and be able to move forward, stop and turn. No pushing, towing, or walking with sculptures. 2.Sculptures must be human powered. No stored energy, motors, or electricity. 3.You must be able to maintain a slow 3mph bicycle pace. 4.Sculptures may be decorated in a recognizable theme, or unrecognizable, as long as it is impressive! 5.SAFETY=FUN FOR EVERYONE AWARD CATEGORIES ?Best Engineering Award ? Judges award the most ingenious means of creation ?Best Art Award - Judges award the most stunning artwork ?Best Costumes ? Judges Award the best dressed team or driver http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=136947 Socrates Sculpture Park true DD/MM/YYYY
June 08, 2013
11am-5pm
Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City
All Ages

Description: In preparation for the parade children and families can repair their bikes with Recycle-A-Bicycle; get free helmets and fittings with the NYC Department of Transportation; and decorate their bikes with Socrates artists from 11am-3pm. The parade begins at 3pm along Vernon Blvd., and finally, the day of cycling fun concludes with a Waterfront Celebration at Queensbridge Park.

And for the first time, this year, participants can literally let their creativity roll when they compete in the Kinetic Sculpture Challenge. Enter your moveable, human-powered sculpture-vehicle and parade it down Vernon Boulevard, with awards for Best Engineering, Best Art, and Best Costume. See website for details.

KINETIC SCULPTURE CHALLENGE

RULES 1.Sculptures must be vehicles ? they must have wheels or moveable legs, and be able to move forward, stop and turn. No pushing, towing, or walking with sculptures. 2.Sculptures must be human powered. No stored energy, motors, or electricity. 3.You must be able to maintain a slow 3mph bicycle pace. 4.Sculptures may be decorated in a recognizable theme, or unrecognizable, as long as it is impressive! 5.SAFETY=FUN FOR EVERYONE

AWARD CATEGORIES ?Best Engineering Award ? Judges award the most ingenious means of creation ?Best Art Award - Judges award the most stunning artwork ?Best Costumes ? Judges Award the best dressed team or driver

Address: 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: 718-956-1819
Website:

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Venue Description: In 1986, a coalition of artists and community members led by Mark di Suvero decided to retake an abandoned riverside landfill that was being used as an illegal dumpsite and make it into an open space for art and artists. Since then, Socrates Sculpture Park has become an internationally renowned outdoor museum. It is today the only spot in the New York metropolitan area specifically designed to allow artists the opportunity create and showcase large-scale work in an environment that encourages interaction between artists, artworks, and the public.

Since 2006, the park has been expanding its Community Works Initiative program, which offers employment and job training to area residents, including those of the nearby Astoria projects. Participants learn landscaping and basic horticulture skills as they tend the park gardens. At the end of the program, all participants have new marketable skills and knowledge of the resources and cultural events that the park has available for the community and visitors. Among the events and activities that the park offers are kite flights, fitness programs, workshops, the LIC Bike Parade, Summer Solstice, Makers Market, outdoor cinema, an annual Earth Day event, and the Halloween Harvest Festival. In July and August, there are free summer outdoor art-making workshops with a variety of topics.

Upcoming Events at Socrates Sculpture Park:

  • LIC Art Bus - 05/09/15 - 09/13/15
  • Grow NYC Greenmarket - 06/06/15 - 11/21/15
  • Outdoor Cinema 2015 - 07/01/15 - 08/19/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Fiesta Time with Tony Monda - 07/11/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Whatever Floats Your Boat with Ian Gerson - 07/18/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Hands-on Local Food with GrowNYC Greenmarket - 07/25/15
  • Outdoor Cinema 2015 - 08/01/15 - 08/19/15
  • Artists Studio: DIY Paints & Playdough with MicroEmpowering - 08/01/15
  • Grow NYC Greenmarket - 08/01/15 - 08/29/15
  • Shakespeare In The Park:The Merry Wives of Windsor - 08/02/15
  • Dance At Socrates - 08/03/15 - 08/08/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Plastic Bag Couture with John Hatfield - 08/08/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Puppet-palooza with Roxanne Jackson - 08/15/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Magic Water Rides with Free Style Arts Association - 08/29/15