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What: Chicago Annual Pride Parade 2010
When: 12:00 noon, Sunday, June 27th
Where: north on Halsted from Belmont to Irving Park, then south on Broadway to Diversey
What: New York City Pride Parade 2010
When: 12:00 noon, Sunday, June 27th
Where: south on 5th from 36th to 9th street, then southwest to Greenwich Street
What: San Francisco Pride Parade 2010
When: 10:30 am, Sunday, June 27th
Where: southwest on Market Street from Beale to 8th Street
Whether you’re staking a claim for a front row seat or in the lineup to show support, break out the SPF 30 for nationwide Pride Parades this Sunday, June 27th!
Chicago’s theme for 2010—suggested by InterPride, the international Pride organization—is “One Heart, One World, One Pride” while San Francisco’s theme is “Forty and Fabulous!” marking the 40th anniversary of their parade.
New York’s theme is closer to home: “Paint the Town Ruby—Stonewall 40”. This being the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and rubies being the gemstone of a fortieth anniversary— not to mention the signature shoes of Judy Garland who passed soon after the riots—it’s a match made in Pride heaven.
Since 2000, June’s been declared Pride Month, so celebrate diversity and March On!
What: Bike to Work Week
When: June 12-18
Who: hundreds of corporate teams and thousands of participants expected
1. Safety first! A tune-up is imperative. Making sure your bike is in excellent working order improves the overall function and can greatly reduce the risk of injury.
2. Carry a flat tire repair kit—and a cell phone in case reinforcements need calling.
3. Change into work clothes when you arrive but wear thoughtful—and safe!—attire such as: a helmut, mud clothes, rain gear, a fluorescent vest/jacket or reflective strips.
5. A roomy messenger bag or bike basket for toting work essentials, lunch, rain attire, and some extra space for purchases on your bike ride home.
4. During those hot days or even on days when it is spitting rain it is a great idea to pack a rayon bamboo hand towel in your bag. Wiping down with the towel during your cool down at your destination in a great way to freshen up and put a “crazy check” on that helmet hair.
6. A secure bike rack and lock to lock your bike to without worry while working your shift.
7. Every street conscious biker should have easy access to their bike bell.
8. Safety lights on the front and back of your bicycle are highly recommended and in some cities required by law.
9. The w.r.d. bottle. Filling your bottle with filtered tap water at home and cooling overnight in the refrigerator is a great way to keep refreshing water at bay during your commute. The reusable bottle also eliminates the use of plastic water bottles further helping the environment.
10. The recycled bike is a fun desktop reminder of your mission—and it supports a great cause.
Use a calculator at the end of the week to add up those dollars you saved by biking instead of taking public transportation or a personal vehicle. You can also find a carbon calculator on-line and add up the number of pounds of carbon that you saved the Earth!
Thanks to seth, lincoln park sales, for this submission.
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Whether starting with a single wire—or balanced on a stand with a pointed tip, a stabile—thin arms with attachments are carefully positioned one off the other so they balance both physically and visually.
As their inventor in 1931, Alexander Calder is synonymous with mobiles. While sculptures that moved via machinery or motors may have inspired the name, Marcel Duchamp suggested it to Calder for his kinetic, or mobile art pieces.
Thru March 21st at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, is Alexander Calder in Focus. Don’t miss the opportunity to view this annual exhibition of his mobiles, stabiles, drawings and paintings.
Also, detour into the loop to see Calder’s Flamingo sculpture at the Federal Plaza, shown below.