Date & TimeSTART: 12:00 AM October 1, 2011
END: 12:00 AM October 2, 2011
An unprecedented architectural public education event is going to take place in New York. After Rome, Moscow, Terni, and St. Petersburg, VELONIGHT, the unique project by professor Sergey Nikitin, founding director of Moskultprog, is inviting New Yorkers to explore the postwar cultural and architectural history of New York City on bicycles in the night between October 1 and 2.
World-famous architects and cultural historians, including Rem Koolhaas, Guy Nordenson, Jean-Louis Cohen, Peter Eisenman, Ken Jackson, Tony Fletcher and others, will narrate the moonlight bike tour that will take participants from the Guggenheim Museum to Downtown Manhattan, riding past icons (and failures) of New York’s architecture, urban policy and social/cultural life, culminating with a picnic at dawn on Pier 1 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The official partners for Velonight NYC is theNew York Historical Society, , and the following US and International magazines: Log, Abitare, Domus, Project Russia and Image. The VELONIGHT NYC event is free of charge. To register, please visit the Velonight website.