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I just discovered that my favorite dim sum restaurant in Flushing now has a Brooklyn outpost. Meet at 1pm, wheels down at 1:15pm. We'll start at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge (Brooklyn side) next to the CitiBike racks. No, this is not a CitiBike-friendly ride. If there's a lot of people coming from/through Queens, I'm happy to move the start to Queens and then do a BK pick up. Please comment below. As of now, it's an easy 7-mile ride one-way, mostly flat. It's all vegetarian and I don't want to hear any complaints since I led a 30-mile ride to the meat-heavy City Island restaurant that didn't have a single item on the menu I could eat. :) If you're greedy (and smart) like me, you'll bring some tupperware for dim sum to go. :) Bring a lock, money, and a smile.
We'll meet downtown and ride uptown to the Museum of the City of New York for their annual Uptown Bounce festival. Admission to the event is free and includes lots of music, performances, tours, and activities. Food will be available for purchase. Note that there's currently an AWESOME exhibit at the MCNY about cyling in NYC that you can view for free during the event. We'll meet in front of the Barnes & Noble on the north side of Union Square (in front of the CitiBike racks) at 5:20pm (wheels down at 5:30pm). Feel free to join later, but I'm trying to get there before the crowds get too big. This is a CitiBike-friendly ride if you have a membership (or chose to purchase a day pass). Here's a recap of the event: Summer of '69 At the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave at 104th Street) From Woodstock to the first man on the moon, the Stonewall Riots to the launch of El Museo del Barrio, revisit the monumental summer of 1969. - DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and DJ Woof spin disco, soul, salsa, and funk - Live performance by Adam Riaz and Carlos Colon on bongos, timbales, clave, and more - Free Art Activity: Mark your spot in the universe by decorating your own moon landing flag - Free Admission: Check out our select exhibitions after hours with guided tours - Summer drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from Amy’s Bread More info here: https://www.mcny.org/event/uptown-bounce-july-24
Let's go see Selma, the film about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The evening begins with a DJ set by Miss Hap and a short film curated by BAMcinématek. Music starts at 6:00 PM, movie begins at sundown. Burgers, frites, dumplings, pizza, Venezuelan street food, ice cream, beer, and wine from Smorgasburg will be available all night long on the promenade! I'm not yet sure where I'll start the ride from (likely Prospect Park or the Williamsburg Bridge) so feel free to vote on the starting location or offer to lead from Manhattan. More info about the event here: https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/selma
Okay, so I'm pretty sure it's going to be the 2009 film about Biggie Smalls but there's a possibility it will be the 1946 Alfred Hitchcock film. Both are called Notorious and I'm down either way. We'll meet up at 6pm and ride to Habana Outpost, where we have some time to eat, drink, chat, and get seats for the film, which starts at 8pm. It will be a very short ride (CitiBike-friendly if you have a membership) but we can make it a longer ride if people want - I mostly just want to go see the film. :) Here's a link to the film series: https://www.cafehabana.com/event/movie-nights/ Here's the menu: https://www.cafehabana.com/habana-outpost-bk-menu/