This Flux Thursday is in connection with a Flux Factory 2017 Major Exhibition, Tongue Tide. One view from July 6 - July 30. Inspired by Flux Factory’s location in Queens, NY — the most language-dense area in the world– Tongue Tide explores the multitude of ways in which artists engage with language, addressing both its tide-like ebb and flow as well as its limitations.is curated by Flux Artist-in-Residence Christina Freeman and Curator-in-Residence Emireth Herrera Valdes.
Celebrate life on two wheels over two Sundays of grease, riding, and storytelling. All experience levels welcome.
Workshop #1: Sunday, June 8th
On June 8th, Eric Petersen, professional bike mechanic and Queens enthusiast, will lead a skills workshop at Flux (for the third year in a row)! We’ll pick Eric’s brain and learn by doing for two hours: everything from flat fixes, brake maintenance, to the mysterious bottom bracket. Hands will be dirtied, tools provided, jargon demystified. After the workshop we’ll cruise our newly tuned rides through Western Queens, learning about the history and secret spots in our neighborhood. The evening ends at a local restaurant with bike adventure storytelling of all kinds. Join us for one part of the afternoon, or stay for all three!
Maintenance skills workshop part I: 2 – 4pm Limited to 10 RSVPs
Short ride through LIC & Astoria 4pm – 6ish. Limited to 20 RSVPs
Bicycle Storytelling – 6ish – until we’re done
Workshop #2: Sunday, June 29th
On June 29th, Eric will lead a second workshop covering new material. After the workshop, the Boogie Down Rides team, who run incredible bicycle-art tours focused in the Bronx, are partnering with Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee to lead a bicycling and art adventure! Starting at Flux in LIC, the ride will take us across the East River to the Bronx. We’ll ride for about an hour, and wind up with food and drinks to celebrate our work and our love of bikes.
Created with flickr slideshow.
Organized by Douglas Paulson and Eric Petersen.