Weekend Events: Bike Blessing, Jane’s Walks, Tulip Festival Extended

Bless these bikes!

Its supposed to be a gorgeous weekend, and there are several free events in the neighborhood to check out.

Blessing of the Bikes
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan: It’s the unofficial start of the biking season (although some people pedal all the way through the winter), and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is ready to bless people’s bikes. It’s also a chance to remember bicyclists who were killed over the past year. “This unique service is open to everyone who gets around town on a bike, scooter, skates, unicycle, or other form of human-powered vehicle. The Reverend Patrick Malloy, Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at the Cathedral, will officiate the ceremony, during which he will offer a blessing to jumpstart a safe cycling season and sprinkle Holy Water on each bicycle. After the blessing, there will be a moment of silence to remember the cyclists lost in the past year. Everyone will then ring their bicycle bells in celebration of the cycling season to come.”

Jane’s Walks
Occurring throughout the city on Friday and all weekend. There are more than 200 free education walks from the Municipal Arts Society. Among the local walks: A Wild Woman’s Walk On The Upper West Side on Saturday. Scroll down to see all walks here.

Tulip Festival
At the West Side Community Garden on 89th street between Amsterdam and Columbus on both Saturday and Sunday. Can’t get enough tulips? Head to the garden for another weekend of beauty.

By popular demand… tulip festival has been extended! See the tulips 🌷 before they’re gone. #whattodo #timeoutnewyork

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    1. Liz says:

      Thanks for posting West Side Rag! Best source of intel on the UWS!

      • dannyboy says:

        See it here first: https://www.westsiderag.com/this-weeks-events

        I also get lots of intel from the commentariat, good synergy. For example, I was cautioned about heading over to TJ’s just yet.

        • Cato says:

          I like that — the “commentariat”. Good one, db!

        • Elizabeth M. says:

          Hi Dannyboy.What was the reason for keeping away from Trader Joe’s right now? Just the crowds, or something else? I live in the building. Thanks

          • dannyboy says:

            I do avoid crowds whenever possible. That means going shopping when it’s raining.

            I wouldn’t go opening day in any case. lots of commenters warned about crowds and TJ not being shaken out yet.\

            I will go soon, as I have heard that the petit peas are super.

            I hope everyone who went had fun, it looks exciting from the photos.

    2. Chrigid says:

      I hope the Cathedral also calls on The Lord to give the bikers the strength and wisdom to travel in the correct direction and obey traffic regulations.

    3. holymoly says:

      Blessing of bicycles? Now I’ve seen it all.

    4. R. Blanck says:

      Amen to Chrigid! And keep them off the sidewalks!