WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (8.29.19)
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...
-NOW through 9.6 - Tepkik - Suspended in the Winter Garden, artist Jordan Bennett’s site-specific installation intersects his Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions. In particular, he draws on the Mi’kmaq petroglyph which depicts the Milky Way.
-NOW through 11.8 - Estructuras Monumentales - This is the first major exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the Cuban-born, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera in her seven-decade career. Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales is on view in Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park.
-Thursday 8.29 - Seaport’s Community Concert Featuring Lil Nas X - Z100 New York Summer Bash Concert featuring Lil Nas X and Quinn XCII at Pier 17 in the Seaport District on August 29. Presented by P.C. Richard & Son.
-Thursday 8.29 – Live Music On The Waterfront – Every Thursday all summer long come check out an exciting array of DJs and live bands provide you with a sunset soundtrack on the waterfront at BFPL.
-Friday 8.30- 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 8.31 & 9.1 - 10th Annual NYC Unicycle Fest - On August 31 and September 1, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings the 10th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival to Governors Island! This festival has something for everyone, from long-time unicycle enthusiasts to first-time thrill-seekers, from extreme sports adventurers to circus fans, from avid bicyclists to families looking for the best way to spend a summer's day in the Big Apple. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding in the Learn-to-ride area. DJ Sky King, famous for DJing New York's disco roller skaters, lays down the uni groove. All ages and abilities are welcome.
-Saturday 8.31 – Summer Fitness Series at Brookfield Place - Get fit at Brookfield Place! The fitness series returns this summer with a variety of fun and challenging classes taught by instructors from top NYC fitness studios. The series kicks off and concludes with run clubs in May and the last two weeks of September. Through 9.18 Wednesdays at 6:30PM Saturdays at 10AM.
-Saturday 8.31 - Risk Management - Players take turns using beanbags to maximize the realization of positive outcomes while minimizing the probability of negative ones. Risk management is the name of the game. Wednesdays & Saturdays till 8.7.
-Sunday 9.1 – Fulton Stall Market Weekly Outdoor Market – The outdoor marker is open every Sunday 11AM-5PM on Pier 17 until 11.24!
-Monday 9.2 – Ping Pong - Mondays through August 12! The Push ping-pong returns with DJ Mike for outdoor table tennis to suit any style, casual or competitive! “Around the World” tournaments will take place on June 24 and July 29.
-Monday 9.2 – Hudson River Kids Variety Show – Every Monday through September 16th, Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Recommended for ages up to 6 years old.
-Tuesday 9.3 - Yappy Hour - Come down to the Seaport District for Yappy Hour – the perfect happy hour for humans and dogs alike. Join us on the Heineken Riverdeck every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm with your furry friend to enjoy $5 beers, puppy pools, adorable photo opportunities, and doggie giveaways all while taking in the gorgeous views of the East River and Brooklyn Bridge. Every Tuesday through October 30th.
-Wednesday 9.4 - Seaport Fit - Trooper Fitness Bootcamp is team-oriented conditioning session that involves cardio and strength training methods, where each trooper is responsible for their fellow troopers’ success. It’s the partner accountability and team exercises that make this class an exhilarating challenge. This class will improve overall conditioning, stamina/ endurance, strength, and the best part, mental toughness. This class is built to challenge you in a way that empowers both your mind and body, and helps you reach those 2019 fitness goals.
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away - Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away., the first traveling exhibit focusing on the concentration camp in Poland is at The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial. The exhibit will feature hundreds of artifacts including a Model 2 freight wagon used for the deportation of Jews, concrete posts that were part of the camp’s fence and survivor testimonies. With anti-Semitism on the rise, the JHE believe the exhibit is a chance to view the horrors of the past as a call to action against hate, bigotry and intolerance. On display till September 1st.
-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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