Monday, July 09, 2007

Lower East Side Children's Bike Parade needs volunteers/bikes/money!

I'm not exactly sure how or when I signed myself up for the East Village Community Coalition's email list but I've been getting emails from them for ages. This one sounds so neat, I just have to make it a lunch-hour post. I may investigate the volunteer options a little bit, don't want to sign on for anything that requires a lot of weekends (I'm always overbooking myself) but if they'll take a person for just one or two of the workshops, that could be a lot of fun.

** First Annual Lower East Side Children's Bicycle Parade **

Volunteers Needed !!

The first annual LOWER EAST SIDE CHILDREN'S BIKE PARADE takes place on Saturday October 13th, 10am - 2pm, starting and ending in Tompkins Square Park.

We NEED new and used children's bikes to be turned into 'art'and ridden in the parade. If you have a bike to donate, or have art supplies the children can use, please...

call us at (212) 979 2344
email us at

We NEED volunteers to help create the 'art bikes' at workshops this the summer and fall, and to help on parade day. No experience Necessary.

call or email @ the CONTACT information above.

Honorary Sponsors: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh. Co-sponsors include Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle, the Lower East Side Girls Club, Lower East Side People¹s Mutual Housing Association and Good Old
Lower East Side.

Please make a donation to help cover the costs of the Children's Bike Parade. Your contribution is tax deductible! To make an online donation, visit Network for Good and search for East Village Community Coalition. Or mail us at:

143 Avenue B
Simplex Office
New York, NY 10009.

For more information on the parade, how to volunteer, get your kids involved in the art bike sessions, or to donate your bike, time or money to this important event, please...

VISIT our website:
CALL us (212) 979 2344, or
EMAIL us at

Coming Soon on Frogma (and the Sebago Canoe Club blog) - Far Rockaways Trip Report! Totally new turf (to use the term VERY VERY loosely) for me, tons of fun, beautiful day (95 degrees is so much nicer when you're paddling on 65 degree water!) the trip report will have lots of pictures!

Trip leader promised squatter shacks, interesting birds, and pristine waters - we had all that & some good entertaining low-stakes chart reading practice too.

There will of course be no mention of a gang of intrepid kayakers actually finding jetskis to be useful in any way because that didn't happen. Nope. That's our story, and we're sticking to it.

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