Saturday, April 19, 2008

FLANEURISM: Bike Friday / WDC - 11 April 2008

Video sent by ElvertBarnes

Commencing on Maine Avenue between 14th and 15th Street in the Southwest Waterfront / Tidal Basin area of Washington DC this compilation features footage shot of bicyclists during my 11 April 2008 Friday Photo / Video Walk.

From Maine Avenue, across from the Tidal Basin I proceeded north along 15th Street, across the National Mall, to Madison Place which is where I veered right until 14th Street.

Proceeded north on 14th Street to Freedom Plaza, turned left onto E Street, passing the Willard / Occidental Hotels complex.

Headed north on 15th to Pennsylvania Avenue, walked through the 1600 block of Pennsylvania, in front of the White House, and through Lafayette Park.

Proceeded north along Coonnecticut Avenue through Farragut Park and then, along Connecticut Avenue to and through Dupont Circle.

Walked east on Q until 17th. South on 17th until P. East on P until 14th. South on 14th, through Thomas Circle down to the McPherson Square WMATA Rail Station.

While pedestrians, joggers, vehicular traffic and some architectural were my major themes this compilation, in connection with my ongoing BIKE FRIDAY Series, features 'bicylists' that I captured along the way.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

NYC Phtographer Trevor Brown's "Brooklyn Rises" Solo Exhibition at Hibiscus Day Spa / Brooklyn

NYC photographer Trevor Brown solo exhibition, Brooklyn Rises, will be on display at Brooklyn's Hibiscus Day Spa from 12 April through 17 May 2008. An opening reception will be held from 1 until 3 pm (TODAY) on Friday, 19 April 2008.

Hibiscus Day Spa is located in the historic Stuyvesant Heights section of Bedford-Stuyvesant at 558 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Click image to visit Trevor Brown's website and to learn more about the exhibit or to register and vote for Trevor in the Brooklyn Museum Click Exhibition. View his Brooklyn Rises collection at flickr.

Trevor will also be be featured in the May issue of WOOF! Magazine.

ATLAS Events To Re-Launch Lizard Lounge at Lima on Sunday, 4 May

In a PRESS RELEASE dated Thursday, 17 April 2008, long-time nightclub producer and well-known local nightlife advocate Mark Lee announced that his special event production group, ATLAS Events, is set to re-launch Lizard Lounge beginning Sunday, 4 May, following a two-year closure.

The weekly Sunday event will now be held at the popular nightlife venue Lima at 1401 K Street NW.

Lizard Lounge will again feature former Resident DJ Kostas, who will share the performance schedule with local DJ Luke Easley. Admission is free and restricted to those 21 years of age and older. The event will open each week at 8:00 p.m. and will offer special drink prices until 2am.

Here is the 17 April 2008 press release with pertinent details. Or click the image/fyer to learn more about the opening event.

And visit the ATLAS Events website to learn more about future events or to GET INTO ORBIT: Sign Up on the Announcement List.

Coconut Point Art & Craft Festival - Saturday & Sunday, 19 - 20 April 2008

Coconut Point, located near Estero and Bonita Springs (between Naples & Fort Myers), will host the inaugural Coconut Point Art & Craft Festival this weekend, 19 - 20 April.
Fine art, crafters market place, music, and more will occupy the town center for two exciting days. Grab the family and your comfy shoes to stroll amidst, sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery, and an expansive Green Market lends plants, orchids, exotic flora, and homemade soaps.
Held this Saturday and Sunday, 19 - 20 April 2008 from 10 am until 5pm each day, admission is free.

1st Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival - Saturday, 19 April from 12n until 5p

Celebrate the revitalization of downtown Hyattsville, the DC area's newest urban neighborhood, at this Saturday's First Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.

This one-day event will showcase talented local artisans, live music, and great food from 12 noon until 5 pm at Longfellow Street and Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue).

Take the Metro to West Hyattsville Station.

My "In Search of the Sun - April 2000 MMOW Photos Never Before Seen" Cherry Weekend 2008 DVD / Video Release

In celebration of the 2008 Cherry Weekend which opens today, click the image on the left to view my In Search of the Sun - April 2000 MMOW Photographs Never Before Seen / April 2008 photo montage video / dvd projections project.

"IN SEARCH OF THE SUN", an August 2007 progressive / morning trance mix by DJ Bryan Hughes of San Francisco serves as background music for this collection of NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES from the April 2000 Millennium March on Washington for Equality which took place in Washington DC.

Bryan Hughes' PROGRESSION #3 served as background music for the August 2007 MMOW Projections Project which features an unique slide show of hundreds of images taken by Elvert Barnes over the April 2000 MMOW Weekend.

In celebration of the 2008 Cherry Weekend, the April 2008 IN SEARCH OF THE SUN - APRIL 2000 MMOW Photographs Never Before Seen photo montage not only features seven rolls of 35 mm film that were not processed until 11 April 2008 but, also, integrates copies of actual pages from the ADVOCATE MAGAZINE's 'Official March Weekend Guide' and MMOW related articles from the 5 May 2000 issue of the WASHINGTON BLADE.

Though still under construction here is my April 2000 MMOW Photographs Never Before Seen / April 2008 flickr collection.

Cherry's WELCOME CENTER opened at today, 17 April 2008, at HALO on the Second Floor. The hours will be 11am to 8pm. DJ Jace from Ann Arbor MI will be spinning.

And, in celebration of Cherry Weekend 2008, DJ Seth Gold from NYC will be at the helm at tonight's Thursday College Night at Apex. $5 or free with college ID.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Capitol Pedicabs Rides Into Town!

I'm sure most have observed DC's first bicycle rickshaw, DC Pedicab which since March 2006 has been the only pedicab service in WDC. However, when out taking pictures along 15th Street on the National Mall during my 11 April 2008 Walk I captured the newly launched Capitol Pedicabs. Which, according to the operator, opened for business approximately three weeks ago.

Though still under construction, visit the Capitol Pedicabs website for more information.

Click image to view my 11 April 2008 Capitol Pedicab video.

Here are March 2008 video footages of the Ocean View Rickshaw and an Independent Pedicab that I shot while in Fort Lauderdale.

And here is my DC Pedicab photoset.

Bike to Work Day/Ride of Silence 2008

This year, Bike to Work day is 16 May 2008. And don't forget to memorialize fallen cyclists one week later, on a Ride of Silence, held nationwide on 21 May.

In Washington DC, join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work! Meet up with your neighbors at one of 26 pit stops all over the region, ride into the city with experienced commuter convoys and meet your colleagues at Freedom Plaza. Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invite you to try bicycling to work as an alternative to solo driving. Help the Washington region become a better place to ride. Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters. Free Bike to Work Day t-shirts are available to the first 7,000 registrants.

Tell everyone at your workplace about Bike To Work Day by downloading this printable PDF flyer.

Here is info pertaining to Bike to Work Day 2008 in Baltimore.

Having launched my Bike Friday Series as result of the Fall 2007 Bike-Friendly Fridays Campaign it was during my Friday afternoon, 11 April 2008 photo / video walk that I captured this neighbor on the National Mall, crossing Independence Avenue, SW, as he headed south on 15th Street in the direction of the Tidal Basin and Southwest Waterfront.