WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (12.20.18)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (12.20.18)

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 12.20 – Holiday & Christmas Carols - Join in a sing-along! All ages welcome. Battery Park City branch of the New York Public Library. North End Avenue.

-Friday 12.21 – 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.

-Friday 12.21 – Meet Santa - Last chance to meet Santa and get those photos! He’s around till the 25th.

-Saturday 12.22 – Community Carols Singalong - Sing along with Trinity ensembles in this concert that has quickly become a holiday tradition and highlight of the season. Hear Downtown Voices, NOVUS NY, and the Trinity Youth Chorus perform holiday favorites, and sing along to carols arranged by Julian Wachner, Trinity’s director of music and arts, from his album The Snow Lay on the Ground. St. Paul's Chapel.

-Sunday 12.23 – Deck The Stalls - Last DTS of the season! NYCEDC Public Markets presents Deck the Stalls, a multi-cultural market event, celebrating the best of the New York City’s public markets in partnership with Fulton Stall Market’s farmers and producers. In the Seaport District NYC on Water Street between Fulton & Beekman Streets.

-Monday 12.24 - Christmas Eve Services - Francis Poulenc, O Magnum Mysterium; Robert Cowper, Hodie nobis caelorum Rex; Herbert Howells, Sing Lullaby. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; NOVUS NY Brass and Percussion; Avi Stein and Janet Yieh, organ; Julian Wachner, conductor. Repeated at 8pm and 11pm. St. Paul's Chapel.

-Wednesday 12.26 - Saks Downtown - Shop Saks while you can! The women’s store is closing January 5th, while the men’s store will stay open.

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

Luminaries - Now on display till January 4th, this holiday tradition in the heart of Lower Manhattan features a canopy of colorful lights emanating from hundreds of suspended lanterns. This interactive exhibit features three Wishing Stations located on the ground will allow visitors to send a touch-activated wish to the canopy of lanterns above, activating a magical display of lights and colors.

-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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