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Spring Has Sprung-Events from Time’s Up.

03/20/14

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Announcements:

SPRING IS HERE!

It’s time to come out of hibernation and join the fun and exciting world of Time’s Up.
The weather is getting better and there’s lots of great ways to spread the Velo Love like blossoming flowers.

Time’s Up is kicking things off with a great event. Time to wash off this brutal winters grime and dirt you’ve been building up like a badge of honor on your ride.

SPRING TUNING.
Free pop-up bicycle workshop in the back yard of the Diamond Bar, with Beer.

Tools, bike stands, a washing station (w/ parts-washing station) and a couple of bike mechanics will be there.

Show your weather-worn bike some love.

Sunday, March 23rd 2014
The Diamond-43 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222
(between Quay and Cayler Street)
Greenpoint.

Facebook event page.

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On Going events:

Time’s Up! Movie Night!
Every 2nd Thursday
Free entrance and popcorn (vegan)
local beer available
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm screening
XUP Brooklyn Space, 99 S. 6th Street-Williamsburg (off of Bedford Ave-right under the Williamsburg Bridge)

April 8th:
FUNNY BIKE SHORTS
Celebrate April Fools and oncoming warmer bike weather with a night of weird and humorous short bike films.

May 13th:
LINE OF SIGHT
Gripping, first-person footage of Alleycat races from around the world. From the helmet camera mastery of rider/film maker Lucas Brunelle.
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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 at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

http://times-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. MANHATTAN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, March 28th, 7:00pm (Last Friday of the Month)
Union Square North-Manhattan
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2. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, March 29th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central Park.
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**ONGOING**
3. VOLUNTEER BICYCE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays & Sundays, 4:00pm-8pm
Brooklyn Space, 99 South 6th St.-Williamsburg
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4. COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAYS
See events listing for details
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5. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR! times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

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1. CRITICAL MASS-MANHATTAN
Friday, March 28th, 7:00pm
Union Square Park-North

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 the appropriate lights and bells.
Meets the last Friday of every month at Union Square Park North
More info: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=critical-mass
Good resource for other critical mass rides and info: http://www.bikeblognyc.com/critical-mass/

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2. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, March 29th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central Park.

Join us on bicycles or skates at 10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Columbus Circle (59th Street) entrance to Central Park for a totally safe, magical, evening ride in Manhattan. As with our Moonlight Rides, we’ll share the tranquillity of Central Park, plus we’ll add the grand vistas of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. The scenic tour continues down the greenway to the lovely pier where bicycles are welcome. After that, it’s a pleasant ride through streets back to Columbus Circle.
This ride usually covers about 10-12 miles and lasts about 2 hours. Weather? We only cancel when no one in their right mind would have fun. Dress for the weather. We hope these rides encourage folks to enjoy our parks at night, without motor vehicles: quiet, safe, and relaxed.
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3. VOLUNTEER BICYCE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays & Sundays, 4:00pm-8pm
Brooklyn Space, 99 South 6th St.-Williamsburg
Time’s Up! has added two new volunteer bicycle recycling days to its calendar of weekly events. On Wednesdays and Sundays from 4-8pm, volunteer mechanics will be recycling and selling bicycles out of the Brooklyn space.

We need volunteers of all types to help out. We need people to sell bikes, to input bike sales into the computer, to clean the shop and more. If you would like to learn bicycle maintenance this is the perfect event for you too. Come learn to recycle bikes with expert mechanics. Now we have 250 Dutch-style bikes to recycle, we are also seeking cheap or free storage space near the Brooklyn space. We need 2 garage size spaces between 300-500 square feet. If any interest or knowledge of space, please email: ts@gmail.com
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4. COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAYS
**3 Locations in Manhattan

La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
East 9th St. & Ave. C-Manhattan
2nd Saturday of every month (April 12th & May 10th) 12pm

Siempre Verde Community Garden
181 Stanton Street.
3rd Sunday of the month (April 20th & May 18th) 1pm

Green Oasis Community Garden
8th St. between Ave C & D
April 6th, 12pm

Come Join Time’s Up!, MoRus and the Lower East Side Community as we clean up and prepare these beautiful gardens for spring planting.
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5. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Learn how to fix your bike at a free workshop.
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!

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

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
156 Rivington Street, (between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side) in the basement.

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Every Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share. Subjects are covered in a four-week rotation beginning the first week of every month:
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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THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue under the Williamsburg Bridge
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Sundays-6:00pm-8:00pm
Fix Your Bike Workshop
Open shop–you use our tools and stands to work on your bike. Experienced mechanics will be present to answer questions, but you do the work. Bike workshops are free, but we strongly encourage you to make a donation or become a Time’s Up member to help support our efforts. If you have a big project in mind, please be considerate of the time and plan ahead.

Every Thursday-Women/Trans Repair Class.
Come learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics at our workshop designed by and for women. You will learn on our bicycles (you can apply what you’ve learned from your bike Thursday nights) No previous experience with bicycle repair required.

Every Wednesday-6:30pm-8:30pm-Fix Your Bike Workshop
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TIME’S UP! IN THE NEWS
Great Video!
http://www.vimeo.com/1130599

Times Up! Best Environmental Group of the year 2009!
http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/the-nyc-green-awards/Content?oid=1199158&storyPage=15

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