WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (5.17.18)
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 5/17 - Spring Market at Westfield World Trade Center (FREE) - From now until May 31st, check out 14 unique kiosks and three bespoke pop-ups. These boutique retailers offer a range of products from beauty products to jewelry, food treats and home décor to cards-- everything is here to brighten up your look and living space, or maybe even give a spring gift to someone special.
-Friday 5/18 & Saturday 5/19 - New York Guitar Festival (FREE) - Enjoy two days of performances devoted entirely to the classical and flamenco guitar music of Spain at Brookfield Place. Performances are 12:30 & 7:30.
-Saturday 5/19 - Taste Of Tribeca (TICKETS NEEDED) - Check Lower Manhattan’s original food festival and public school fundraiser, supporting arts and enrichment programs at PS150 and PS234 for 24 years.
-Sunday 5/20 - 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.
-Monday 5/21 - Human Nature (FREE) - Opening today until June 20th, Human Nature presents six new works by seven contemporary artists inspired by natural landscape and the use of organic forms. Utilizing visual cues from nature, the artworks in this exhibition are distinct interpretations of our environment and the complex relationships to it. Some works utilize organic materials such as plants and natural fibers to reveal creative interactions with the earth’s resources; others rely on man-made and industrial materials, highlighting the contrast between the modern world and the idealized vision of nature we inherently possess.
-Tuesday 5/22 When We Were Young (FREE) - Ending May 24th, Artist Carlos Rolón will put a spotlight on the worldwide trend of bicycle riding as a serious and sustainable means of transportation that is re-shaping cities. When We Were Young will explore the exquisite mix of engineering and craftsmanship, ranging from cutting-edge designs to populist expressions, that moves us forward on calibrated wheels.
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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