BMX Art Festival at Queens Museum, April 26th, 2009

Queens Museum of Art (QMA): BMX Exhibit Closing Celebration & NYC Bike Month Kick Off
Headlined by Future Shock, an Indo-Caribbean with thumping sound system bikes, QMA and Transportation Alternatives invite bike gangs, art bikes, bike advocacy groups, modders, bike clubs and bike crews (including Lightwheels, Mexican Pride, Transalt, Bike NY, C.L.I.M.B., City Reliquary Bike Club and others) for an outdoor celebration to close out Queens International 4 Exhibit (QI4) with a bang! 
There will be bike riding lessons and free helmet giveaways in the afternoon and BMX bike demos taking place inside the museum utilizing QI4 artist Ryan Humphrey's 100-ft series of ramps.
Then, hop on the trolley at the Queens Museum of Art and follow the Anti-Fascist Culture Club to Meadow Lake for a tour of the Undiscovered Atoll of Flushtiopia and watch Tim Thyzel attempt to navigate the atoll in his boat made entirely out of packing tape. Also see the Human Sculpture performance by Chin Chih Yang, hear SP Weather Station talks in the Panorama, take part in Derick Melander’s interactive clothing sculpture Into the Fold and listen to live music by bands Elextra, Karahatu, Shining Mantis, Tough Slutting, and Unstoppable Death Machines next to the Unisphere. In case of rain, call 718-592-9700 at 12 pm. Rain Date: May 2.
12-4pm: NYC DOT Helmet giveaway
1-3pm: Learn to Ride – Kids 5+ class with Bike NY
1-3pm: Take part in Derick Melander's Into the Fold project in QMA galleries
2-3pm: SP Weather Station talk in Panorama
2-3pm:  Whitney ISP alum Ryan Humphrey talk in Large. Theater
3-5pm: BMX pros ride Ryan Humphrey's installation Fast Forward
3-6pm: Tabling in Tents Outside Museum: Lightwheels, Transalt, Bike NY, C.L.I.M.B.(Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists), Green Map System, Mexican Pride, The Undiscovered Atoll of Flushtopia Tourist Bureau, and Okamoto Studio ice carving
4 & 5:30pm: City Reliquary Bike Club gives free bike tours of World’s Fair Architecture in FCMP, meet at gazebo
4:30-6: Bands Play: Shining Mantis, Tough Slutting, Unstoppable Death Machines, Elextra, Karahatu
2:30-3:30: Future Shock leads a bike rally around the park
3-6: Tim Thyzel boat launch  and discovery of The Undiscovered Atoll of Flushtopia 
3-6pm: happy hour (while supplies last)
Ongoing: Chin Chih Yang Trash Sculpture
More info and directions:
Queens Museum of Art: 
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens NY 11368
TEL: 718 592 9700