Artist d.billy installed this sign in Central Park recently. Be there Thursday at 2 PM with a magnifying glass to check it out! (Though be careful not to melt the participants.)
There are a couple of cool events happening Saturday.
The first was sent to us by our friends at Newmindspace.
Zombie Unicorn presents (with a little help from Newmindspace): NYC GREAT BIG WHEEL RACE 2008!
Bring your big wheel, trike, skateboard, velocipede, or handmade contraption on wheels along with your superhero costume to race down the Great Hill in Central Park against the greatest big wheelers in town.
You’ll need a helmet and other protective gear. Your vehicle’s seat must, at its lowest point, be lower than 12 inches. That’s low. Wheel size is open. Rubber wheels are strongly discouraged.
Free registration for racing: e-mail flopaint (at) gmail.com. Spectators more than welcome. Standard big wheels are available at indy toy stores & big box retail stores and odder wheeled units are probably available on trash day on your corner.
Meet up at Central Park Drive at 103rd St. on the East side. We’ll take a walk through and then the main event.
Prizes for most original vehicle, costume and 4th place finisher.
NYC Big Wheel Race
Central Park Great Hill (W 103 St. + Central Park W)
Saturday, October 18th 2008 @ 2pm – 4pm
Rain or shine. Free and all ages!
Also happening Saturday: a group in Washington DC is hosting a game of Cruel 2 B Kind, Jane McGonigal‘s game of “benevolent assassination.” More info: Cruel DC
The always hilarious Rob Lathan has made a Father’s Day video with his new character “Permanent Nutface Gary.” (You may remember Rob as the “Rob!” who couldn’t find his seat at Yankee Stadium.)
The video is partially scripted, but there are some great moments of the character interacting with real people on the streets of New York.
Happy Father’s Day!