WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (9.12.19)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (9.12.19)

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 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 9.12 - Free Movie Screening - On Thursdays, through October 3, these inspiring athletic stories screen each week at Fosun Plaza (28 Liberty): All screenings begin at 7p. Admission is free. This week: A League Of Their Own.

-Thursday 9.12 - Seaport Fit - Efficient, effective, safe and fun. The Physique 57 method blends cardio, strength training, stretching and recovery to rapidly transform your body. Using your own bodyweight as resistance, this workout targets the muscles in your arms, thighs, seat and abs to the point of fatigue then stretches them for relief. Each class is structured to maximize every minute and move with Physique 57’s signature (scientifically tested) choreography and expert instructors. From smile-inducing music to challenging moves and variations, these workouts never (ever) end in plateaus. It doesn’t get easier — you just get stronger.

-Friday 9.13 - 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. This Friday features live music!

-Saturday 9.14 - Movies In The Park! - Join Washington Market Park at 8:30 PM for Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse.

-Saturday 9.14 - Parkour On The Plaza - Join a team of parkour coaches from The Movement Creative who will use fun games and obstacles to empower you to find new ways over, under, and through your environment. All levels welcome - ages 7 - 13 recommended. Registration recommended. 

-Saturday 9.14 - Movies In The Park! - Join Washington Market Park at 8:30 PM for Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse.

-Sunday 9.15 – Fulton Stall Market Weekly Outdoor Market – The outdoor marker is open every Sunday 11AM-5PM on Pier 17 until 11.24!

-Tuesday 9.17 - 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.

-Tuesday 9.17 - BFPL x Vulture Presents Comedians vs Critics Emmys Debate Live! - Please join us for Vulture’s Comedians vs. Critics debate between Vulture writers and comedians around the upcoming awards show.

-Tuesday 9.17 - 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.

-Wednesday 9.18 - Seaport Cinema - Seaport Cinema is back – and this year it’s all about you! You voted for the movies you want to see and we’re putting them up on the big screen. We’ve got the perfect seat ready, so head up to the rooftop for great movies and surprises throughout the season. What’s a movie night without food? Enjoy dinner, snacks and drinks during the movie with a full menu of sliders, tacos, popcorn, beers and more. Keep an eye out for the new movie-themed snacks, packages & cocktails each week.

-Thursday 9.19 - Seaport Fit - Efficient, effective, safe and fun. The Physique 57 method blends cardio, strength training, stretching and recovery to rapidly transform your body. Using your own bodyweight as resistance, this workout targets the muscles in your arms, thighs, seat and abs to the point of fatigue then stretches them for relief. Each class is structured to maximize every minute and move with Physique 57’s signature (scientifically tested) choreography and expert instructors. From smile-inducing music to challenging moves and variations, these workouts never (ever) end in plateaus. It doesn’t get easier — you just get stronger.

-Thursday 9.19 – Chef Talks: Juliet Masters - Chef Juliet Masters of The Edge Harlem, a trend-setting eatery that pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance, will share her family stories and offer a small taste of her unique culinary point of view that blends the flavors of Jamaica and England with a little New York attitude.

-Thursday 9.10 - Free Movie Screening - On Thursdays, through October 3, these inspiring athletic stories screen each week at Fosun Plaza (28 Liberty): All screenings begin at 7p. Admission is free. This week: Race

-Thursday 9.19 - Summer Concerts are NOW September Concerts - Due to heavy rain in June, Washington Market Park rescheduled some of their famous concerts! Today it’s Rolie Polie Guacamole 5:30-6:45PM!

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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