WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (3.21.19)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (3.21.19)

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 3.21 – Jack Frost Games - Shake off the winter blues and spring into action with preseason fun and games. Sessions will include outdoor warm-ups, relays, running, and games. Shoes with treads and layered clothing highly recommended. For ages 6-10. Free drop-off program. Space is limited. Registration required, call 212-267-9700 or email registration@bpca.ny.gov

-Saturday 3.21 – The Magic Schoolbuss: Lost In The Solar System - When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. TheaterWorksUSA. Ages 5 – 12. 199 Chambers Street. 

-Saturday 3.21 - Saturday Morning Show - Join Hudson Eats Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience!

-Sunday 3.24 – We Banjo 3 - For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” We Banjo 3 finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that’s been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests.

-Wednesday 3.27 – Fresh Prints -  Bowne Printers open late on the last Wednesday of each month for Fresh Prints: a printing open house showcasing multiple styles of printing press in the collection. Our team of designers and printers speak about the history of printing and explain why the Seaport neighborhood became a printing district. Participants have the opportunity to pull prints of their own and take home a few printed pieces from the night. 209 Water Street.

-Thursday 3.28 – Jack Frost Games - Shake off the winter blues and spring into action with preseason fun and games. Sessions will include outdoor warm-ups, relays, running, and games. Shoes with treads and layered clothing highly recommended. For ages 6-10. Free drop-off program. Space is limited. Registration required, call 212-267-9700 or email registration@bpca.ny.gov

Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:

-Prismatica - The Downtown Alliance is bringing Prismatica, an interactive art trail of 25 kaleidoscopes, to three privately owned public plazas at 75 Wall Street, 77 Water St and 32 Old Slip from March 15 through April 21.  For five weeks, Prismatica will brighten the highly trafficked path along Gouverneur Lane that leads to the ferries at Pier 11 and showcase how creativity can enliven these spaces and activate the Water Street corridor.

-2019 Annual Art Exhibit – From now until March 30th, View works by participants of all ages from Battery Park City Authority art programs. All are welcome at the Opening Reception and Art on View.

-The Rink at Brookfield – Opening day this year for the 7,000 square-foot outdoor rink is tonight! Enjoy programming led by former U.S. Olympic skaters and featuring something for all skill levels, including public skating, private lessons, intro to hockey for kids, and more. Now through March.

-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.

Have an event coming up you want to publicize or a tip you want to share? Email us at LifeBelowCanal@gmail.com!

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