Invitiation from Dave Herman, President of he City Reliquary
Museum and Civic Organization
–“City Reliquary Bike Ride
to the LIC Bike Parade for the
100th Anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Join the most civic museum in town, the City Reliquary, in celebrating the Queensboro Bridgeâ€™s 100th anniversary. In tandem with this big bridgeâ€™s birthday, we will ride our bicycles to Socrates Sculpture Gardens to kickstart their 2nd Annual LIC Bike Parade on June 6th!
Learn about the magnificent history of the best bridge to Queens as well as the development of the most ethnically diverse region in America! Understand the unfolding of Queensâ€™ various immigrant enclaves as well as the cultural and social history of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park which hosted not one but two Worlds Fairs! Upon arriving on Vernon Boulevard we will herald the start of Socrates Sculpture Parkâ€™s 2nd Annual LIC Bike Parade, up and down Vernon Blvd, which will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Meet at the City Reliquary at 11:45am. We will ride to the East Side Heliport – E60th streets btwn 1st avenue and the East River, arriving at 12:45pm. We will then casually and civically ride across the Queensboro Bridge and learn its history mid-span, then continue the Queens stories on the Queens side. Upon arriving at Socrates at 1:45, we will help start the LIC Bike Parade at 2.
Free! Bring your bicycle!
Saturday June 6th 2009
11:45am at the City Reliquary or
12:45pm at the East Side Heliport, E60th street btwn 1st Avenue and the East River
RSVP prefered but not required.
Located at 370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization provides a wide array of services to the community. As a certified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, we are committed to serving the people of New York City â€“ natives, newcomers, and passersby. Originally established as a window-front display only museum in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Sts, it moved into its present location in 2006 and is committed to plan and host public events, which provide neighbors and visitors with a place to meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate the diversity of our community.
The City Reliquaryâ€™s hours are: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm â€“ 6pm. Admission to the museum is by suggested donation. For general information, please visit the Museumâ€™s website www.cityreliquary.org or call 718. R U CIVIC.
Dave Herman, President
The City Reliquary
Museum and Civic Organization”
Video from 100 year celebration kick-off by streetfilms.org