WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (11.15.18)
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...
Don’t forget: Check out our THANKSGIVING GUIDE for other ideas leading into and throughout Thanksgiving weekend!
-Thursday 11.15 - Canstruction 2018 (FREE) - Today is the last day to check it out! 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.
-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 11.16 – 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 11.16 – FTO: Silent Disco - Join for a special teen night with QuietEvent DJs silently sending booming beats through your personal headphones. Jam with friends to the light and sounds at For Teens Only club headquarters. Its gonna be lit! For ages 13-18 Registration is required, as space is limited. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
-Saturday 11.17 - Saturday Morning Show (Brookfield Place) - Join every week for everyone's favorite kids show at Hudson Eats featuring storytelling, music, magicians and more!
-Sunday 11.18 - 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 11.18 – Mozart for Muchkins presents Callioe Brass - Calliope Brass is BACK and ready to blow you away with new music and magical tales!
-Monday 11.19 – Wine Tasting at le District - Learn about French wine from their Wine Director including important sub-regions, producers, and history of Burgundy and Loire. Includes 3 wines and notes. Led by Jacob Daugherty.
-Tuesday 11/20 - Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Our favorite Greenmarket has extended their season until November 27th!
-Wednesday 11.21 – 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.
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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