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Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 9-11

By TimesLedger Staff

It may still feel like summer, but fall is just around the corner, and that’s the perfect time to experience the city on a bicycle. Bike New York is helping Queens residents get ready this weekend with its Learn to Ride Adults Package. The class is designed to show beginners how to ride with confidence. Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or they can come back for another free class. Let’s hope they teach students how to give pedestrians the right of way. The class, which is free of charge, is being held at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (212) 870-2080 or go to www.bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-adults/

If the high-stakes play on the courts of the US Open is a little too fast for you, there’s a slightly more leisurely game taking place in Juniper Valley Park Saturday.The Queens Borough Bocce Tournament will get underway at 76th Street and Juniper Boulevard South at 9 a.m. The competition is open to teams of four adults, age 18 or over. The top two teams will advance to play in the Citywide Finals Sept. 17 in South Beach, Staten Island. For details, call (718) 393-7370 or contact Shawn.James@parks.nyc.gov

Those who want to give the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” a run for its money might want to head to The Fisher Landau Center for Art (38-27 30th St., Long Island City) to take in the new exhibit “Language as Representation.” In this show, pictures and words meet in a group of images by such artists as John Baldessari, Nancy Dwyer, Neil Jenney, Barbara Kruger, Suzanne McClelland, Richard Prince and Ed Rusch. To find out more, call (718) 937-0727 or go to www.flcart.org/onview

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