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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  • m Crafts
    February 13, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Hello, i am considering getting hold of a new bike for my husband. He though is very worried around what type of risks could occur from motor biking accidents. Look his love is athletics so if he was disabled, he would probably kill himself, no laughs. Do you think biking injuries most likley occur, or is it usually only dying!

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