This Week in Livable Streets Events
It looks like we have a pretty quiet week coming up. For those who have reserved their seats (registration is closed), tonight’s "Hacking the City" session, featuring Aaron Naparstek and others from The Open Planning Project, starts at 6:30. Otherwise, most of the noteworthy events come toward the tail end of the week.
- Friday: Free Bike Friday on Governors Island. Every Friday between June 5 and October 9, visitors to Governors Island can borrow a bike
for free, for up to one hour. Governors Island has more than five miles of car-free biking available
to visitors. This year, for the first time, visitors can bike around
the entire 2.2 mile promenade that circles the island. Also for the
first time, they can bike to Picnic Point, a new eight acre picnic area
on the island’s southwestern corner that has never before been open to
the public. More than 200 bikes will be available for
the program this year. Free Bike Fridays is sponsored by Bike and Roll. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday (Independence Day): Know Your Rights Ride. Time’s Up! will celebrate freedom of speech by chanting the First
Amendment at the Union Square site where Reverend Billy was arrested
in 2007. Reverend Billy and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel will be in attendance. Bike ride ending at the fireworks display to follow. 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday: The Future Beneath Us: Eight Great Projects Under New York. Today is the last chance to see a great exhibition for fans of
city infrastructure, including six mass transit and two
water-related mega-projects: the Second Avenue Subway, East Side
Access, the extension of the 7 train, NJ Transit’s new tunnel under
the Hudson to an expanded Penn Station, the World Trade Center transit hub, the Fulton
Street Transit Center, the Third Water Tunnel and the Van Cortlandt
Water Filtration Plant. New York Transit Museum Annex and the New York Public Library. See the full listing for times.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.