WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (11.8.18)
Welcome to this week's edition of Week Ahead, your rundown on everything going on below Canal Street this weekend and coming week. We’ve vetted and collected the best events (many are FREE!) for you on the Life Below Canal calendar. Here are a few of our favorite events/activities coming up...
-Thursday 11/8 - Saturday 11/10 - Smorgasburg Community block party - The event will be held on the World Trade Center site over three days, from November 8 through 10. On November 8, a community block party will be held to kick off the three-day event and run from noon to 7 p.m. The Thursday event will include music, a beer garden and multiple family-friendly children’s activities. On Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, Smorgasburg will operate a curated version of its world-class food market with about 20 vendors at the World Trade Center campus from noon to 7 p.m. each day.
-Friday 11/9 - Pipes At One - Featuring the celebrated three-manual Noack organ that was inaugurated in the spring of 2018, these innovative, free programs showcase leading organists and rising stars from around the country. St. Paul's Chapel.
-Friday 11/9 - Rocky @ Neighborhood Movie Night - Whether you’re a sports fan or just enjoy a good movie, you are invited to cheer along groundbreaking and underdog athletes at St. Paul’s Chapel neighborhood movie nights. There will be two seasons of movies this year. Spring movies feature groundbreaking athletes, and will run in March, April, and May. Underdogs will highlight each of the fall movies shown in September, October, and November.
-Friday 11/9 - Canstruction 2018 (FREE) - An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. On display till 11/15!
-Saturday 11/10 - Saturday Morning Show (Brookfield Place) - Join every week for everyone's favorite kids show at Hudson Eats featuring storytelling, music, magicians and more!
-Sunday 11/11 - Fulton Stall Market Outdoor Farmer's Market (FREE) - This year the Sunday market will include guest chefs from Seaport District and Lower Manhattan restaurants offering tastes of their menus and featuring local and seasonal ingredients sourced from the market’s farmers.
-Sunday 11/11 - Veterans Day at Federal Hall - Learn about the life of a common soldier fighting on behalf of colonial independence during the American Revolution it was a difficult one. Among the discomforts Continental soldiers suffered were shortages of food or other supplies, long periods away from home, sinking morale and the constant threat of death.Many serviced for the duration of the conflict, and it shaped their views for the rest of his life.
-Sunday 11/11 - Stories Survive: Eyewitness accounts of Kristallnacht - Erwin Ganz was born in Frankfurt, Germany on August 22, 1929. He lived there until he was three years old when his family was forced to leave and relocate to Bernakstel Koos, Germany. After the Nuremberg Laws were passed, he took the train on his own from ages 5-8 to attend a Jewish school outside his community. In 1938 Erwin’s father left for America to save enough money to bring his family there safely. Months later, Erwin witnessed Kristallnacht. Thanks to his father’s efforts, he emigrated to the United States in April of 1939 at age 9, and the family settled in Newark, New Jersey. Erwin was a director at the Ronson Corporation, where his career spanned six decades. Since retirement, Erwin has spoken at numerous colleges, high schools, public libraries, and synagogues about his life as a child, growing up in Nazi Germany before, during, and after Kristallnacht. 36 Battery Place.
-Tuesday 11/13 - Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Our favorite Greenmarket has extended their season until November 27th!
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-Black Gotham Experience - Check out the visual storytelling project highlighting the profound connection between the African Diaspora and New York City, as photographic artist Kamau Ware shares his celebration of New York’s Black heritage with Seaport District NYC (192 Front Street). Experience a series of walking tours, graphic novels, film screenings, and workshops in an exhibition of New York’s Black heritage.
-Sunset, Sunrise (Revolution) (FREE) - This temporary public art installation at Pier A Plaza is an interactive, large-scale sculpture designed specifically for the site. It consists of 27 aluminum panels embedded with 9,000 crystal prisms activated by natural light, and is based on a previous, three-panel installation in Austin, Texas, titled Hyperprism. The artwork will be on view through the summer of 2018 in front Pier A Harbor House, located at 22 Battery Place and the Hudson River.
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