WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (6.7.18)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (6.7.18)

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...

-Saturday 6/9 - Summer Fitness Series at Brookfield Place (FREE/RSVP NEEDED) - Brookfield Place has teamed up with NYC fitness studios to offer complimentary classes on the Waterfront all summer long! Advance registration guarantees a spot. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is room available.  Classes are on Saturdays from 11am-12pm. All classes are FREE to attend!

-Sunday 6/10 - Lazy Sundays (FREE)End your week on a high note with water views, cold drinks and summer beats courtesy of Brookfield Place's DJs. 

-Sunday 6/10 - 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 6/11 - Hudson Riverkids (FREE) - Check out this weekly kid-focused concert series on Pier 25.

-Monday 6/11 - Ping Pong (FREE) - Every Monday through July enjoy outdoor table tennis to suit any style to the Waterfront! 

-Tuesday 6/12 - Trivia Tuesdays (FREE) - Join  for the popular Trivia Tuesdays outdoors on the Waterfront! It's a perfect evening with your friends and colleagues with prizes and more.

-Wednesday 6/13 - Healthy On The Hudson (FREE/RSVP NEEDED) - Take your workout to tge waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for its 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Wednesday all summer long. Every Wednesday through September 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join them on Pier 25 for a dynamic variety of fitness classes provided in partnership with lululemon! 

-Wednesday 6/13 - Summer Fitness Series at Brookfield Place (FREE/RSVP NEEDED) - Brookfield Place has teamed up with NYC fitness studios to offer complimentary classes on the Waterfront all summer long! Advance registration guarantees a spot. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is room available.  Classes are on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. All classes are FREE to attend!

-Wednesday 6/13 - Shop for a Cause Kickoff Party (FREE) - Attend the Shop for a Cause kickoff event at Brookfield Place on Wednesday, June 13th from 5 – 7PM. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and hear from the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital during the speaker event at 5:30PM.

-Thursday 6/14 - Shakespeare Downtown (FREE/TICKETS NEEDED) - Shakespeare Downtown presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Castle Clinton National Monument this summer Thursdays-Sundays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm from June 14-24.

-Thursday 6/14 - Saturday 6/16 - Tribeca Drive In presents Westfield Dinner & a Movie (FREE) - For the second year in a row, Westfield has partnered with Tribeca Film Enterprises to bring a one-of-a-kind outdoor film and dining experience to Westfield World Trade Center on Oculus Plaza. With weekend themes that celebrate the diversity in American food and its global influence, consumers will be invited to experience live music and trivia as well as a curated menu of food & beverage offerings. The perfect dinner-and-a-movie films pair stories from across America- Los Angeles to Miami to the Big Easy- with regional cuisine to transport you across the country through the movies. Thursday: La La Land, Friday: Chef, Saturday: Princess and the Frog. Ticket required to gain entry. Admittance and seating is first come first served. Capacity is limited so come early to claim your spot and to enjoy the pre-show entertainment.

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

-Human Nature - Until June 30th, see 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.  

-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.

-Sea Of Light - Sea of Light is an immersive sensory adventure activated by movement and sound at the Seaport. Open through March 2018. Check out our post on it here.

-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!

EVENT: Shakespeare Downtown - June 14th - June 24th (6.11.18)

EVENT: Shakespeare Downtown - June 14th - June 24th (6.11.18)

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