WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (3.14.19)
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 on the Life Below Canal calendar. Here are a few of our favorite events/activities coming up...
-Thursday 3.14 - Jiggy Tots - Upbeat traditional Irish music and songs, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures. Best for ages 2-5, with adult. Battery Park City branch of the New York Public Library. North End Avenue.
-Thursday 3.14 - The Rescue - A Live Film Concerto - U.S. premiere of The Rescue—A Live Film-Concert0. Discover the remarkable story of Colonel José Arturo Castellanos told through the eyes of his grandchildren. In 1942 Colonel Castellanos, the Salvadoran Consul General, led the movement to save thousands of European Jews during the Holocaust by creating and distributing more than 13,000 Salvadoran citizenship papers. The film-concerto through which we explore his story will feature a live, six-piece Latin chamber orchestra and will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers and grandsons of the Colonel, Alvaro and Boris Castellanos. 36 Battery Place.
-Thursday 3.14 – BPC Running Club – Join this weekly running club all winter long to job the 2.4 miles down and back along the Battery Parks City Esplanade. Guided with warm-up and cool-down and a favorable pace for all participants. Meet inside CCSHS at 345 Chambers St. Free.
-Thursday 3.14 – Best Brews of New York - Enjoy the best breweries from across New York State as the Winter Garden transforms into a Winter Biergarten. The top breweries will return for the final week to compete for the title of Best Brew! Best Brews runs every Thursday February 21 through March 14.
-Thursday 3.14 – 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
-Saturday 3.16 - The Emmet Cohen Trio - Emmet Cohen Trio (New York, NY) are the Second Runners-Up of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix Emerging Band Competition. Committed to the intergenerational transfer of artistic knowledge, history and traditions, the Emmet Cohen Trio features multi-faceted pianist- composer Emmet Cohen, Grammy and Emmy-nominated bassist Russell Hall, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and drummer Evan Sherman.
-Saturday 3.16 - The Ugly Ducking - Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story of The Ugly Duckling plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, this production brings this story into a new and brilliant light. Ages 5-10. 199 Chambers Street.
-Saturday 3.16 – Saturday Morning Show - Join Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience! From 10am-12pm every week, kids can wiggle, dance and singalong with our dynamic children's performers.
-Tuesday 3.19 – Curling & Game Nights - Have fun on the ice without the skates! Every Tuesday night strap on your sneakers and try throwing a few curling stones on our rooftop ice. Plus enjoy other games on-and-off the ice such as corn hole, ice pong, and more!
-Wednesday 3.20 - Fidi Purim Bash - Come celebrate Purim with your FiDi neighbors at the beautiful Setai Rooftop Lounge!
-Thursday 3.21 - Magical Purim At The Seaport - Come celebrate Purim with your family and neighbors at The Seaport.
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-ace&jig Exhibit– From now through March 6th, ace&jig founders Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson built their slow fashion label to create modern heirlooms that are a sustainable celebration of handcrafted design. Their Community Quilt Project is an extension of their commitment to a no waste process and to support the maker communities keeping handcraft traditions alive. Last year, Cary and Jenna put out a call for creatives across the country to turn bundles of leftover ace&jig textile scraps into quilt squares of their own design. The result was more than 450 one-of-a-kind quilt squares that have been transformed into collaborative handmade quilts.
-2019 Annual Art Exhibit – From now until March 30th, View works by participants of all ages from Battery Park City Authority art programs. All are welcome at the Opening Reception and Art on View.
-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.
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