Saturday, July 16 from 12pm to 3pm

(July 11, 2022 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY – Few things say summer more than kids riding bikes with their friends, and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is inviting youth from across The World’s Borough to do just that at Queens Borough Hall, where he will host his second annual Youth Bike Jamboree, this Saturday, July 16, from 12pm to 3pm.

The July 16 jamboree will also include a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic, courtesy of SOMOS Community Care, which will offer free vaccinations on-site for both adults and children as young as six months old.

“Last year’s inaugural bike jamboree was an exciting success, as families from all corners of Queens came out to ride, dance, grab free giveaways and enjoy a summer Saturday with their neighbors. The 2022 iteration should be just as fun, and I hope to see as many smiling faces as possible at Borough Hall this Saturday,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “My team and I are looking forward to welcoming families to the People’s House for a day of fun and friendship, while also working to keep our communities protected from the dangers posed by COVID-19.”

During the jamboree, kids will be invited to gather in Parking Lot A directly behind Borough Hall to ride their bicycles, play games, take part in dancing lessons courtesy of Ballroom Basix, have their bike helmets fitted and more. Free bicycle helmets will be given to the first 100 children who RSVP and attend the event while 10 bicycles will also be raffled off, courtesy of the Nigel Sylvester Foundation.

Additional co-sponsors of the jamboree include Lime, the New York City Department of Transportation, the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety, Queens Public Library, Resorts World, Riders Alliance and Transportation Alternatives.

The elected officials co-sponsoring the event along with Borough President Richards are Representative Grace Meng, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Council Members Shekar Krishnan, Linda Lee, Nantasha Williams, and Julie Won, State Senator Jessica Ramos, and Assembly Members Catalina Cruz, Jenifer Rajkumar and Clyde Vanel.

Members of the public who wish to attend should RSVP at www.queensbp.org/RSVP.

Members of the media who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         Second Annual Youth Bike Jamboree and COVID-19 Vaccination Event
WHEN:         Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 12pm to 3pm
WHERE:       Parking Lot A in the rear of Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens
Boulevard in Kew Gardens.

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

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