WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (4.18.19)
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. Here are a few of our favorite events/activities coming up...
-Thursday 4.18– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-Thursday 4.18 – Battery Park Running Club - Start with warm-up exercises before jogging the 2.4 miles down and back along the length of the Battery Park City Esplanade. Parks Programming Leaders guide the warm-up and cool-down and ensure a favorable pace for all participants. Meets inside the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School at 345 Chambers St.
-Friday 4.19 - Make Pizza Drink Wine - Get schooled by world-renowned pizza chefs Roberto and Giorgia Caporuscio at Kesté’s Fulton Street location, where you’ll spend hours with us learning how to make (and taste, obviously!) authentic Neapolitan pizza.
-Friday 4.19 - Smorgasburg at WTC Oculus - Smorgasburg – the largest outdoor weekly food market in the United States – is officially back! From now until October, try out something new every Friday with 25 different food stalls to choose from.
-Saturday 4.20 - Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! - With Earth Day approaching, celebrate the environment by learning about sustainable building methods. Children should collect recycled materials and bring them in to design their towering structures. Ages 4-8. RSVP required. 39 Battery Place.
-Sunday 4.21 - Prismatica - Last chance! 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 through today! 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.
-Monday 4.22 - Love Thy Neighbor Tour - Join the Love Thy Neighbor tour, an hour-long tour that discusses the stories of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in the United States using unique artifacts from the Museum’s collection. Topics include the factors that influenced these immigrants to leave home and settle in the United States, how they adapted to life in the US, how they found occupations and pursued education, as well as how Americans helped to welcome and assist these immigrants in seeking freedom. Presented as part of Immigrant Heritage Week 36 Battery Place.
-Tuesday 4.23 - Spring Migration Bird Walk - Join for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Last spring's walks included sightings of a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager, and 21 other bird species. Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday until Fri May 24 2019.
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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