WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (3.28.19)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (3.28.19)

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 3.28 – 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 registration@bpca.ny.gov

-Thursday 3.28 – Poetry & Mathematics: A Conversation & Book Launch - Emily Grosholz, poet and philosopher of mathematics, will discuss her new book, Great Circles: The Transits of Mathematics and Poetry, with Wall Street Journal Critic at Large Edward Rothstein, author of the book Emblems of Mind, about music and mathematics. Her book shows how poets use mathematical notions and mathematicians use poetic “figures of thought.” Grace Schulman will introduce her. 10 River Terrace. 

-Thursday 3.28 – 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.

-Friday 2.29 -2019 Annual Art Exhibit – Closing TOMORROW, view works by participants of all ages from Battery Park City Authority art programs.

-Saturday 3.30 – Saturday Morning Show - Join Hudson Eats Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience!

-Monday 4.1 – Oasis – Through April 5th, Third Rail Projects has created 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 on Friday, April 12.

-Tuesday 4.2. - Taste of the Past: (Part 1) European Ages of Exploration - This talk, led by BPC resident historian Fred J. Bivetto, covers a 1000 year period of European exploration leading to discovery and colonization of the Americas, with special attention to Lower Manhattan up to the Revolutionary War. Register here.

-Thursday 4.4 – 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 4.4 – 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 registration@bpca.ny.gov 

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 from March 15 through April 21.  For five weeks, 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.

-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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