WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (10.19.18)
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 10/18 - Seaport Fit (FREE/RSVP NEEDED)- Seaport Square at Pier 17 hosts FREE fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays till October 23rd curated and led by some of New York’s top fitness experts. Classes include boot camp, circuit training, yoga, and more. Classes are free but space is limited so be sure to RSVP to secure your spot.
-Thursday 10/18 -Friday 10/19 - New Sounds Live - David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy (FREE) - Curated by WNYC's John Schaefer, the return of this annual music series features an all-star indie rock lineup performing David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy led by Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg.
-Friday 10/19 - Adopt A Plant (FREE) - Come join the Downtown Alliance as we give away Dragon's Breath (aka Celosia) as part of our Green Around Lower Manhattan program. Add a little color to your home or office by adopting one of these beautiful plants!
-Friday 10/19 - The Natural (FREE) - 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. Admission and snacks are free. Films are suitable for general audiences.
-Saturday 10/20 - Taste Of The Seaport (FREE) - Taste of the Seaport 2018 returns with their 9th annual event designed to benefit two local public schools, PS 343 Peck Slip School & PS 397 Spruce Street School. Featuring musical entertainment, children’s activities and incredible food/drinks from more than 40 food & beverage purveyor, this is by far one of our favorite fall events.
-Saturday 10/20 - Saturday Morning Show (FREE) - It’s back! Join every week for everyone's favorite kids show at Hudson Eats featuring storytelling, music, magicians and more!
-Sunday 10/21 - 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.
-Tuesday 10/23 - Seaport Fit (FREE/RSVP NEEDED)- LAST CLASS! Seaport Square at Pier 17 hosts FREE fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays till TODAY curated and led by some of New York’s top fitness experts. Classes include boot camp, circuit training, yoga, and more. Classes are free but space is limited so be sure to RSVP to secure your spot.
-Tuesday 10/23 - LMHQ Women’s Breakfast: Democrazy – A Voter’s Town Hall (RSVP NEEDED) - Join us at LMHQ on October 23rd for a special installment of the LMHQ Women’s Breakfast all about democracy, right in time for the midterm elections! We’ll get to learn more about the important issues on the table this election cycle and for years to come at this rapid-fire democratic town hall.
-Tuesday 10/23 - Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Every Tuesday till October 30th, check out the weekly Greenmarket from 7am to 7pm.
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island - Opening to the public daily though October 31. With The Eclipse, Jacob Hashimoto transforms the historic Chapel of St. Cornelius with over 15,000 delicate bamboo and paper kites. Exhibited for the first time in the United States, The Eclipse provides a contemplative reprieve from the frenetic energy of the city, contrasting with Hashimoto’s colorful and dynamic work Never Comes Tomorrow, installed nearby in the Liggett Hall archway.
-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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