New York Times on Boogie Down Rides and CaLL Walks
Marfa Dialogues/NY: Walking and Bicycle Tours (Saturday and Sunday) Several free events, pairing artists and scientists, will focus on how those in the art world can address problems associated with climate change. The programming is being offered by the Marfa Dialogues/NY, a collaboration of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; Ballroom Marfa, a Texas-based cultural center; the Public Concern Foundation, a nonprofit; and others. The promotion of bicycles as a mode of transportation in the Bronx is the focus of a bicycle ride down Broadway on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at the East 180th Street stop on the No. 2 and 5 trains. Those who wish to participate need to provide their own equipment. On Sunday, several walking tours along Broadway will focus on different ecological issues in the city. At noon, the subject is the impact of trash and disposables, and a group will meet at Madison Square Park, at 23rd Street; at 1:45 p.m., a those looking at how the city handles storm runoff will meet at 173rd Street; and at 2:45 p.m., a group will meet at 168th Street effects of the environment on health. More information: marfadialogues.org.