Friday Roundup: A Bike Exhibit, Bourdain in the Outer Boroughs, Obamas Host National Book Festival

Next week, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut will open Bike Rides: The Exhibition, which will celebrate bike culture with artworks and Lance Armstrong and David Byrne bikes. Opening party welcomes the public on October 4. [AldrichArt]

The casino entrepreneur who made a Vegas water fountain dance is taking a gamble on Ozone Park in Queens for his next adult playground. [CrainsNY]

The Red Hook place that packs a mean Watermelon Gin Punch has temporarily closed but will reopen “bigger and better.” [NYMag]

On the Brooklyn foodie beat, Anthony Bourdain likes chorizo-filled tortillas; a French venue opens; a Dumbo staple moves to the Bowery. [Brownstoner]

The 9th annual National Book Festival next Saturday will be co-hosted by the Obamas and attended by big (J-named) authors like Jodi Picoult, Junot Diaz, Judy Blume, and James Patterson. [Jaunted]

Keep au courant of heritage and culture-based travel in destinations like Boston, D.C., NYC, and PA with the newly launched Gozaic.com. [Gozaic]

Starting today through Sunday, 60 international and local urban films will be screened for the South Bronx’s 2nd annual SBX Film Festival. [Going]

Photo: Courtesy of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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