WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (8.22.19)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (8.22.19)

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 8.22 – 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.

-Thursday 8.22 - 8.24 - No Rush For Relaxation - Tony Saborio is a multi-disciplinary artist that thrives by working in diverse mediums and materials including lighting, sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography. And in this exhibition we get to view and appreciate his journey and the destination without needing to know the final end point. Through the process at time is frenetic, uncomfortable, beautiful, unexpected, and relentless. A mind that never rests.

-Friday 8.23- 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 8.23 - Elizabeth Berger Plaza Groundbreaking - Commissioner MItchel J. Silver, FAICP, cordially invites you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation and expansion of Elizabeth Berger Plaza.

-Saturday 8.24 - 8.25 - Jazz Age Lawn Party - Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world's original and largest prohibition era-inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC's Governors Island and has since grown into one of New York City's most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Governors Island.

-Saturday 8.24 – 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 8.24 - 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 8.25 – Fulton Stall Market Weekly Outdoor Market – The outdoor marker is open every Sunday 11AM-5PM on Pier 17 until 11.24!

-Monday 8.26 – 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 8.26 – 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 8.27 – Young Sprouts Gardening - Young Sprouts is BPCP’s gardening program for children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult.  Among the simple gardening projects appropriate for preschoolers are: planting seeds, watering the garden, and tasting fresh greens and vegetables – all organically grown. Every Tuesday all summer long!

-Tuesday 8.27 - 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 8.27 + Wednesday 8.28 + Thursday 8.29 - Seaport Fit - Seaport Fit is back with its Summer 2019 lineup. In partnership with Trooper Fitness, Physique 57, and Mile High Run Club, Seaport Fit offers a variety of fun, free fitness classes including boot camp and barre workouts Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on The Rooftop at Pier 17 at 6:30 pm. Current schedule is online and additional classes will be announced throughout the summer. For those interested in attending a class please RSVP via www.SeaportDistrict.nyc.

-Tuesday 8.27 – Get Low - Get Low All Summer Long! Here's your chance to explore Lower Manhattan's hopping food scene. Every Tuesday through August 27th, get 20% off on dinner for two. Make it a date every Tuesday night and come discover why #downiswhatsup!

 -Tuesday 8.27 – Tuesday Trivia -  Every Tuesday, get your teams down to Hudson Eats for rounds of trivia starting at 6pm.

-Wednesday 8.28 – Summer Fitness: Run Club - Join Mile High Run Club for an all-level outdoor run! Pick up a participation wristband at our concierge desk (indoors, across from Theory); arriving at least 15 minutes early is recommended. 

-Wednesday 8.28– 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.

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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