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Time’s Up Calendar-March

Here is the latest schedule from Time’s Up your local community bike activist organization:

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3/7/11-March on into March, well, at least ride a bike.

Call us nostalgic but Time’s Up is always proud of it’s decades long history in New York City, working for a more ecologically, sustainable future for all. To document this epic history, we are creating a new museum and are looking for your help to raise funds.

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Announcements:

We want to thank you so much for your support over the years. This year, Time’s Up! has reached 25 years old. At this point, and with your support, we will help to launch a brand new history museum highlighting the community’s rich, positive history of grassroots activism and sustainable practices. Please check out today’s story in The New York Times:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/nyregion/east-village-museum-shares-a-piece-of-activist-history.html?ref=nyregion

And to help launch this incredible and crucial project, The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), please check out and donate to the Crowdrise video here:

www.crowdrise.com/helpusstartanewhisto

Time’s Up! environmental organization, is helping to launch this innovative, living history museum which will highlight how East Village community members and grassroots organizations stepped up and helped transform abandoned buildings and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and thriving community gardens as well as used direct action to draw awareness toward diverse public space issues. Many of these grassroots, sustainable efforts and values spread to communities outside the neighborhood and can be seen today throughout the world. Time’s Up! will lend some of its extensive archives to the museum; more information on Time’s Up!’s archives can be found in this New York Times article:

www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/arts/design/28archives.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1328558671-IHrSzTtS+HGT6aoaGdLWag

We have a storefront location, tour guides and the community’s approval, we just need your support to help open the museum to the public. With every donation we get closer and closer to preserving the neighborhood’s vibrant history and opening the museum so please, please donate, spread the word through e-mail, Facebook and Twitter and know that it is deeply appreciated. All donations will be 100% tax deductible and every donation over $50 will receive a free membership to the museum.

**Please donate here to help get the museum started:

www.crowdrise.com/helpusstartanewhisto

If you would prefer to donate through Paypal, please visit the donate page on the museum’s website:

www.morusnyc.org/support-us/donate

You can also donate by writing a check out to Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space and mailing it to:

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
PO Box 2030
New York, NY 10009.
Thank you so much.
With gratitude,

MoRUS and Time’s Up!

www.morusnyc.org

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Recap:

With ongoing support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, Time’s Up participated in #F27 (February 27th) Global Day of action to reclaim the Food Supply.

Here are some pictures of Time’s Up involvement in the Garden’s Ride and Seed Bombing here in NYC.

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www.flickr.com/photos/brecav/sets/72157629134409102

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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support
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.
Become a member, here.

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.
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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.
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1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, March 9th, 7:00pm (2nd Friday of the Month)
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge
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2. CYCLISTA! LADIES & TRANS DANCE RIDE
Saturday, March 10th, 3:30pm
Zuccotti Park, Liberty St. between Broadway and Trinity Pl.
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3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, March 10th, 9:00pm
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave. and Eastrern Parkway Intersect.)
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4. PIES OF MARCH RIDE
Thursday, March 15th, 11am, 12pm and 2pm
ABC NO RIO 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan
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5. 7th ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE AND WALK
Sunday, March 18th
Various Locations, all five boroughs.
(check the schedule)
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6. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, March 18th, 11am
SW corner of Union Square, at the Gandhi Statue.
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7. OCCUPY THE EMPTY SPACE RIDE
Sunday, March 18th, 1:30pm
Meet at Zuccotti Park, off Liberty and Trinity Pl.
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8. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Sunday Nights from 9pm-10pm
www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up
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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!

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1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, March 9th, 7:00pm (2nd Friday of the Month)
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation,
exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. Brooklyn Critical Mass started rolling in 2004.
Second Friday of every month, 7:00 p.m., meeting at Grand Army Plaza. Come out and join Critical Mass in Brooklyn. Celebrate cycling, and assert your right to the road — Brooklyn style!

More info from the calender: here.

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2. CYCLISTA! LADIES & TRANS DANCE RIDE
Saturday, March 10th, 3:30pm
Zuccotti Park, Liberty St. between Broadway and Trinity Pl.

“Hey girlfriend, I got a proposition that goes something like this: Dare ya to do what you want. Dare ya to be who you will.”
Female-bodied persons and transgendered folks all around the world are taking a stand for sustainable, self-propelled transportation. Even in countries that discourage them from cycling they are being brave and getting on their bikes. Join us on a ride, a dance and a safe, fun environment where you can learn how to fix your own bike and teach others!
Empower yourself! Ride ends in a party and bike mechanic workshop at Brooklyn Time’s Up space, South 6th St. at 5:30pm. Bicycle dance by Hellz on Wheelz.
Woman, men, trans, queer…everyone welcome.

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3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, March 10th, 9:00pm
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave. and Eastrern Parkway Intersect.)

Join us as we discover Prospect Park at night. Prospect Park is a 526-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn.
The Prospect Park Moonlight Ride is opened to bikers and skilled skaters. Meet at 9 p.m., Grand Army Plaza, on the second Saturday of the month, every month. This is a safe, peaceful ride that visits many of the little-known treasures the park has to offer. (There is also a Central Park Moonlight Ride.)
Rain at 8:45 pm cancels the ride, period. Snow is good!!!
If you want to race, this is NOT the ride for you. The ride is at night, and it gets dark amongst all the trees in Prospect Park, so bring your favorite bike — the one with lights.
Grand Army Plaza is at the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West all intersect.

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4. PIES OF MARCH RIDE
Thursday, March 15th, 11am, 12pm and 2pm
ABC NO RIO 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan

11am, prop making at ABC NO RIO, 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan
12pm, ride meets at Astor Place Cube at Lafayette St.-Manhattan
2pm, pie-fight at Zuccotti Park, Liberty St. & Broadway-Manhattan

E tu Big Banks? Beware the Pies of March!
Feeling a little betrayed by your banks lately? Feel like banks got bailed out and you got sold out? Don’t want to associate your money with dirty coal and oil? Get on your bike and join us as we ride and take the banks to task. It’s time to Occu-PIE the Banks! Let them eat humble pie! Ride will end in a 4th annual unforgettable pie fight!

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5. 7th ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE AND WALK
Sunday, March 18th

The Annual Memorial Ride and Walk brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year. This will mark the seventh year that this event has occurred. Riders will visit the site of each ghost bike, a white-painted memorial for cyclists, installed in the past year. Please help us show solidarity with the family and friends of those lost by joining us for this important event. Bring flowers and other items to honor those lost.

Bronx-Manhattan Ride
11:30 La Finca Del Sur Community Garden, S138th & Grand Concourse (4 or 5 to E138th St, Bronx)

Queens-Brooklyn Ride
11:30 Cross Bay Pkwy & Beach Channel Dr. (A to Beach 90 or Beach 98, Queens)

Staten Island Ride
12:00 Everything Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St (between Victory and Hannah, Staten Island)

Brooklyn Ride
12:30 Avenue T & 9th St. (D to 25th Ave. or N to Avenue U, Brooklyn)

Convergence
4:00 Unnamed memorial, Union Ave. & S5th St., Brooklyn

The event is free and open to all.
Rain date: Sunday, March 25

Day-of updates: www.twitter.com/nycstreetmem
Detailed ride schedule: www.ghostbikes.org/node/906
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/179473128822259/
Contact:
http://www.ghostbikes.org/contact
More information: www.ghostbikes.org/new-york-city
Like us: www.facebook.com/NYCGhostBikes

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6. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, March 18th, 11am
SW corner of Union Square, at the Gandhi Statue.

Meets 3rd Sunday of every month at the Ghandi Statute, SW corner of Union Square across from Staples. Join us for a leisurely “peaceful” ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites, including: Tibet House, former residence of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Point Thank You, Teardrop Park, the Irish Hunger Memorial, art from the Berlin Wall, Robert Wagner Park and the Labyrinth for Contemplation. Great ride for kids and cyclists new to group rides. Co-sponsored by Peace Museum NY.
www.peacemuseumnewyork.org

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7. OCCUPY THE EMPTY SPACE RIDE
Sunday, March 18th, 1:30pm
Meet at Zuccotti Park, off Liberty and Trinity Pl.

Ride to Judson Church where Occupy Wall Street is organizing a teach-in on Occupying Empty Spaces from 2:30-7:30. Dance party out front with Time’s up radical sound biking machine.

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8. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Sunday Nights from 9pm-10pm
www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up

Times Up!, the NYC Direct Action Environmental Organization, now has a show exclusively on Radiohive. Hosted by Geoff and Keegan. Tune in Sundays from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST. Details: The Time’s Up! Radio Hour will keep you abreast of Time’s Up!’s current campaigns. Hosts Geoff and Keegan will introduce you to the volunteers who are spearheading those campaigns, update you on past victories, and inform you of upcoming events and ways you can get involved. Come listen to our radio show, join our bike rides, and volunteer to save the planet!

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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!

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

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday–Every Week!

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side
*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
99 South 6th Street, off of Bedford Ave, right under the Williamsburg Bridge.
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TUESDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP
Every Tuesday, 6:30pm
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
*Manhattan Location*

Woman’s Bike Repair Class:
Basics
6:30pm
*Brooklyn Location*

Repair class designed specifically for woman.
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WEDNESDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30pm

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.
*Brooklyn Location*
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THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30pm

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.
*Manhattan Location*
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SUNDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP
Every Sunday at 4:00pm

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

SUNDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Sunday, Open Workshop from 6:00pm

*Both at Brooklyn Location*

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TIME’S UP! IN THE NEWS
Great Video!
www.vimeo.com/1130599

Times Up! Best Environmental Group of the year 2009!

www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/the-nyc-green-awards/Content?oid=1199158&storyPage=15

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