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Sunday, August 17 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
At Governor’s Island

Want to be a part of a fun, inflated sculpture transforming the landscape of the city? AEOLIAN RIDE will celebrate its 10th birthday in New York with a riding event to Governor’s Island and the site of 596 Acres’ Urban Reviewer residency with Spontaneous Interventions on Governor’s Island.

You are invited to an inflatable birthday bike ride – everyone is invited to Governor’s Island for inflated loops around the island, cupcakes and a party!

Inflatable birthday what?
AEOLIAN RIDE’s 10th Birthday! 10 years ago, 52 people showed up on bikes, I put inflatable costumes on them and we rode bicycles from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Since then Aeolian Riders have taken an amazing ride through 20 cities around the globe. See it happen here:¬†

What’s an Aeolian?
You. On a bike. Inflated. ūüôā “Aeolian” is a Greek word- to be caused or carried by the wind. The costumes inflate as you ride – but don’t worry you won’t get carried away – at least not by the wind.

Why is this happening?
Aeolian Ride has a magical effect of creating a loop of joy between the spectator and the performer. It also transforms the everyday street to a place for public art where the public is the art.

What does the Aeolian Ride want for its birthday?
No presents! РOk, yes presents! The Aeolian Ride would like to give to those who give to the community. Ticket sales proceeds will be donated to Рa wonderful non-profit helping communities get access to public spaces, including our party space, Spontaneous Interventions.

Can I inflate and ride?
Have a bike and a helmet? Great! Now you just need a ticket. Hurry, there are a limited number of suits! A portion of proceeds go to

My kids want to inflate too!
Are they over 5 with a helmet and wheels? Sweet! Sign the kids up!

Can I just party?
Promise to show us your favorite dance moves? Your ticket awaits.

Whose crazy idea is this?
Aeolian Ride was created by artist, Jessica Findley, and has been supported by people who love to play. See her work at

A portion of ticket proceeds go to support 596 Acres!

Aeolian riders

12:45pm РAdult Ride Sign in & Suit up! 
Meet near Grand Army Plaza on Prospect Park West

1:15pm – Aeolian Ride! (Big kids only ūüôā¬†
Inflatable bike to through Brooklyn, over Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan

2:45pm – Ferry!
Take Ferry from Manhattan to Governor’s Island¬†

3:00pm Р6:00pm РBirthday Party! 
Music perfomances by Deva Mahal, Jacob Bills of O Paradiso
Fundraising Cupcake Dance Party on Governor’s Island at Spontaneous Interventions building 403, Colonel’s Row

!!! Due to the overwhelming response we are opening up the kids ride to all ages- that means adults too! on Governer’s Island !!!¬†

Guided Aeolian Kid’s Ride loops around governor’s island.

3:15 – 3:45pm –¬†Aeolian Kid’s of all ages Ride 1!
4:00pm –¬†4:30pm —¬†Aeolian Kid’s¬†of all ages¬†Ride 2!
4:45 – 5:15pm –¬†Aeolian Kid’s¬†of all ages¬†Ride 3!

5:30pm – Pi√Īata time!¬†Ending the party with an explosion of sweets!
6:00pm – Clean Up Time!
6:30pm – Return Ferry
7:00pm – Last Ferry

Aeolian riders

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August 17, 2014
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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