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Time’s Up events, Summer Streets.

(I didn’t write this btw, but I’m always down to promote the best cycling organization in NYC-Time’s Up)

**Saturday, August 22nd will be 2009′s last Summer Streets Auto-Free day!
Make sure to bike or skate over to Time’s Up!’s table at Astor Place Cube between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.- we will have a variety of community-building and sustainable activities such as free bike repair, a dance area and dance ride, and free kids bike decorating. See events listing for more details:
VIDEO from last week:

PHOTOS! here at flickr

Lets make every Summer Streets better than the last!
times-up.org

D.O.T. Summer Streets Information

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NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
- Shadow mechanics to assist mechanic classes and workshops
- Volunteer coordinators to help bring new volunteers into the fold and link up with committees or campaigns and events
- Fundraising coordinator to help coordinate fundraising meetings and activities
- Archivists

If you are interested please email events to: timesup@gmail.com

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–SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member Here.
You can even donate real estate!
ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

Time’s Up.org

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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1. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 21st
7 p.m.- Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge
7:25- Carroll Street Drawbridge, Brooklyn (between Nevins and Bond)
7:50- 69th Street Pier, Brooklyn (Shore Parkway Bike Path Entrance)
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2. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, August 22nd, 10 a.m.
Degraw Street off Nevins Street, Brooklyn
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3. SUMMER STREETS- TIME’S UP! at ASTOR SQUARE CUBE
Saturday, August 22nd, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Astor Place Cube at Lafayette & 8th Street
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4. HISTORY, MYSTERY, MURDER AND MONEY TOUR
a.k.a. the Lower Manhattan Historic Ride
Saturday, August 22nd, 10 p.m.
Manhattan Entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre St./Park Row)
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5. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, August 28th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side
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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, August 29th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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7. PEDAL TO PRESERVE PELHAM BAY PARK
Sunday, August 30th, 9 a.m.
Meet up point: Bike & Roll Pier 84, Hudson River Park, 12th Avenue at 43rd Street
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8. CALENDAR MAILING PARTY AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Monday, August 31st, Starts at 4:30- come when you can!
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!

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1. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 21st
7 p.m.- Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge
7:25- Carroll Street Drawbridge, Brooklyn (between Nevins and Bond)
7:50- 69th Street Pier, Brooklyn (Shore Parkway Bike Path Entrance)

The Cyclone Ride goes to Coney Island Amusement Park (Brooklyn) from Manhattan. We should get there just in time for the fireworks! This is a casual ride at a relaxed pace.
Bring locks as we plan to lock up and ride the rides. Bring money for food and amusements, and a swimsuit if you plan to hit the waves. We usually spend about an hour and a half in the park, on the beach (and in the water!), on the boardwalk, at Nathan’s, and everyone has a GREAT time! Some people return on the subway, and others ride back at a faster pace.

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=cyclone-ride

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2. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, August 22nd, 10 a.m.
Degraw Street off Nevins Street, Brooklyn

Birds, bats, garbage, and plants! Volunteers are needed for the Clean & Green Gowanus clean up. The clean up will begin with the construction and painting of bird houses and bat houses (which will later be installed near the canal), followed by clean up and greening of Degraw and nearby streets and planted areas.

http://times-up.org/calendar/detail.php?calendarid=2328
www.gowanuscanalconservancy.org/

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3. SUMMER STREETS- TIME’S UP! at ASTOR SQUARE CUBE
Saturday, August 22nd, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Astor Place Cube at Lafayette & 8th Street

We will be featuring a wide variety of community-building and sustainable activities such as hoola-hooping, free bike repair, a dance area and dance ride, and free kids bike decorating. The Time’s Up! table provides information, calendars, maps, and apparel.
Last Saturday we ran out of wind-powered pinwheels at the kids bike decorating area- we had over 400! We are looking for more donations of pinwheels, bike decorating materials, and of course financial contributions!

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4. HISTORY, MYSTERY, MURDER AND MONEY TOUR
a.k.a. the Lower Manhattan Historic Ride
Saturday, August 22nd, 10 p.m.
Manhattan Entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre St./Park Row)

Visit glamorous and notorious Lower Manhattan’s most famous spots in history, infamy, and unparalleled opulence: including the world’s biggest gold vault; New York’s legendary Five Points (scene of Scorcese’s movie Gangs of New York); site of Capt. Kidd’s home; the most important place in the history of the USA; the building that still bears the scars of the Wall Street bomb that killed 36 people- and much, much more!

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=mhmm-tour

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5. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, August 28th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. this fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring appropriate lights and bells.

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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, August 29th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Come join bicyclists and skaters (and the occasional unicyclist) for a leisurely ride through Central and Riverside Parks. Weather? Our record suggests we only call off these rides when no one in their right mind would have fun. Appropriate for experienced skaters, and bicyclists of just about any skill level. We hope these rides encourage more folks to enjoy the parks at night, without motor vehicles, in a quiet, safe, relaxed setting. The ride is about 12 miles long, and we return to Columbus Circle around midnight.

Check out pictures at here.

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7. PEDAL TO PRESERVE PELHAM BAY PARK
Sunday, August 30th, 9 a.m.
Meet up point: Bike & Roll Pier 84, Hudson River Park, 12th Avenue at 43rd Street

Environmental and biking organizations from five boroughs are joining together to gain much needed attention for NYC’s biggest park- Pelham Bay- home to coyotes, wild turkeys, and red tailed hawks.
Join us for a 25-mile one-way bicycle ride along existing and proposed portions of the East Coast Greenway in Manhattan and the Bronx. Upon arrival at the Liberty Memorial in Pelham Bay, we will be working with local environmental groups to clear trash and invasive species, learn about the nature of the park and celebrate with a well-earned lunch (please pack your own).

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8. CALENDAR MAILING PARTY AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Monday, August 31st, Starts at 4:30- come when you can!
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come be a part of Time’s Up! and help us plan our late summer and fall events! This is always a fun meeting with a lot of energy. Help suss out upcoming rides and events, including clown rides, garden clean-ups and more. New volunteers welcome.

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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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