A pair of Mott Haven-based artists have started a project called  “Boogie Down Rides,” that has over the course of an art exhibition, titled “This Side of Paradise” included a series of free bike tours, fix a flat workshop and strategy meetings at the exhibition site. Now coming to the last weekend of the exhibition, artist are holding two final events. One, a brainstorming session about the Sheridan Expressway, a stretch of South Bronx freeway that one community group would like to close to automobile traffic on summer weekends. Two, a final group ride to Wave Hill. Riders will be admitted for free to Wave Hill. Rsvp necessary at urban@nolongerempty.org


“There’s tons of people who ride in The Bronx,” said artist Elizabeth Hamby, who hatched the cycling series idea with her creative partner, Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, as an extension of their transportation-themed installation in No Longer Empty’s art show, “This Side of Paradise.” Boogie Down Rides, added Hamby, is designed “to take what’s already happening and ramp it up a few notches.”

Sheridan Expressway Charrette
1pm on Saturday, June 2 2012
“This Side of Paradise” exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse at 167th on the B, D and 4
Wave Hill Group Ride
10am on Sunday  June 3, 2012
Meet at “This Side of Paradise” exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse cross street McClellan
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