WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (4.11.19)
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...
-Thursday 4.11 - How I Built This - Join Guy Raz for a conversation with Peloton’s founder and CEO, John Foley. Guy will dig deep into the story of this at-home fitness disruptor: from the early struggle to find investors, to selling over 250,000 bikes and being valued at more than $4 billion.
-Thursday 4.11 - Steam Night At The Library - Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics projects for grades k-6. Limited to first 20 children. First come, first served. Battery Park City branch of the New York Public Library. North End Avenue.
-Thursday 4.11 – Battery Park Running Club - Start with warm-up exercises before jogging the 2.4 miles down and back along the length of the Battery Park City Esplanade. Parks Programming Leaders guide the warm-up and cool-down and ensure a favorable pace for all participants. Meets inside the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School at 345 Chambers St.
-Thursday 4.11– 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
-Friday 4.12 - 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.
-Friday 4.12 - Make Pizza Drink Wine - Get schooled by world-renowned pizza chefs Roberto and Giorgia Caporuscio at Kesté’s Fulton Street location, where you’ll spend hours with us learning how to make (and taste, obviously!) authentic Neapolitan pizza.
-Friday 4.12 – Oasis - Third Rail Projects will create a new series of site-specific, multidisciplinary, pop-up performances. The story unfolds with five performers who unexpectedly find themselves swept into a mirage … an “Oasis.” Over the course of ten daily episodes, the performers find themselves uniting in unexpected ways, chasing the promise of escape only to discover that they wield the power to create their own sanctuary. This immersive performance aims to surprise and delight the public and enable them to see the Winter Garden through a new lens. After a two-week series of lunchtime vignettes, see the full-length, culminating performance in the evening tonight.
-Saturday 4.13 - Taste of Battery Park City - Support PS 89 and check out our interview with the team here.
-Saturday 4.13 - Saturday Morning Show - Join in on Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience!
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-Prismatica - The Downtown Alliance is bringing Prismatica, an interactive art trail of 25 kaleidoscopes, to three privately owned public plazas at 75 Wall Street, 77 Water St and 32 Old Slip through April 21. Prismatica will brighten the highly trafficked path along Gouverneur Lane that leads to the ferries at Pier 11 and showcase how creativity can enliven these spaces and activate the Water Street corridor.
-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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