WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (4.12.18)
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 4/12 - Eataly Thursday Cocktail Party (FREE) - Jazz up your spring with weekly cocktail parties at La Pizza & La Pasta! This Thursday Eataly will be toasting to the season with special craft cocktails and live jazz played.
-Friday 4/13 - Q+A with LMHQ: Jenna Weiss-Berman (FREE) - LMHQ will be talking with Jenna Weiss-Berman, podcast producer and co-founder of Pineapple Street Media, an awesome Brooklyn-based podcast company, about her journey in the media industry, from stints at Buzzfeed, NPR, The Moth and StoryCorps, and also about Pineapple Street's new Fellowship for Underrepresented Voices in Podcasting.
-Saturday 4/14 - Saturday Morning Show (FREE) - Everyone's favorite free kids show is back at Brookfield Place's Hudson Eats!
-Tuesday 4/17 - ON LOVE The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols (FREE) - Starting today through the 27th, 4 artists with roots around the world will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden around the poetic theme of love. Artists from Iran, Japan, India and the United States will use words, letters, shapes and symbols from their respective languages and alphabets to explore the linguistic and artistic connections to calligraphy. Over two weeks the artists will produce a magnificent temporary art installation which the public can watch as it’s being crafted. Open artist hours run 11AM – 4PM on the following dates:
4/17 – 18: Mehdi Saeedi, Iran/USA
4/19 – 20: Masako Inkyo, Japan/USA
-Tuesday 4/17 - Spring In Your Step (FREE) - What better way to celebrate the change of seasons than to join Battery Park City Parks programming leaders for three consecutive 15-20 minute mid-routines focused on light exercise, dancing, and games. These activities are proven to relieve stress, increase energy levels, and reset the mind. Put a spring in your step and get healthy and active in 2018!
-Wednesday 4/18 - LMHQ Women’s Breakfast: Youth and Activism (FREE/RSVP NEEDED) - Join LMHQ's April Women’s Breakfast about youth + activism, and how the rise of students’ voices affects our future political landscape. While student activism has a long history of leading to political change, they’ll be discussing what’s different today and how we can support these future leaders and activists. Whatever industry you currently work in – education, advertising, tech, media – it’s time to get educated about the how’s and why’s of youth activism including those fighting on behalf of themselves and their peers, those fighting for the rights of marginalized communities and for societal change at large. What tools are being built to empower and protect this generation, and what can we do to support them?
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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