Kids Bike Swap & Free Helmets This Weekend at Socrates Sculpture Park

Licbike Saturday, June
12th from Noon-3pm

Free but Weather

Kids' Bicycle Swap
– Presented by Recycle-A-Bicycle

Children who have outgrown their bicycles, or have extra
gently-used bikes to donate, are invited to bring their bike to Socrates
Sculpture Park and swap it in exchange for another gently-used bike.  All children's bikes in working order and
without gears are welcome at the event. 
At approximately 2:45pm, any unclaimed bicycles will be donated on a
first-come first serve basis. 


Bicycle Safety and
Helmet Program – Presented by the NYC Department of Transportation

From noon to 3pm, the NYC DOT will give away free bicycle
helmets to visitors of all ages (while supplies last).  You will learn how to properly fit and wear
your helmet before receiving one.


Get your family
fully geared up for bike season, then go back to Socrates Sculpture Park for
the LIC Kids Bike Parade on Saturday June 19!



Saturday, June 19,

Free but Weather Permitting


10am-1pm:   Learn
to ride with Bike New York at Hallets Cove Playground on Vernon Boulevard and
30th Avenue       

Registration begins at Socrates Sculpture Park

Noon-3pm:   Bike Decorating Workshops at Socrates
Sculpture Park

3pm:   Parade from
Socrates Sculpture Park to Queensbridge Park

3-6pm:   Waterfront
Celebration at Queensbridge Park

Back by popular demand, this FREE family and community
event will invite children of all ages to explore the creative potential of
adaptive reuse, by using recycled materials to repair and decorate their


The day will kick-off with several hands-on workshops and
activities at the Park including bike decorating with Freestyle Arts
Association and Socrates Sculpture Park artists, and bike safety checks with
Recycle-A-Bicycle.  Immediately following
the workshops, participants will line-up at Socrates' north entrance and parade
their bikes in a colorful procession down Vernon Boulevard (which will be
closed to vehicular traffic).  The parade
will end with a free waterfront celebration at Queensbridge Park, hosted by
Green Shores NYC and Friends of Queensbridge Park Committee.  The event will feature music, games, fun and
food, from 3-6pm.


Advance registration is not required, but space is
limited.  Please arrive early!   All workshops are free and supplies will be
provided.  Participants are required to
bring their own bicycles.  The workshops
will last approximately three hours and will be held – weather permitting – in
the education area at Socrates Sculpture Park.


Socrates Sculpture Park is open to the public free of
charge 365 days a year from 10am to sunset and is located at the intersection
of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City.  For directions to the Park, click here or
visit our website at





TEL: 718-956-1819