WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (10.11.18)
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 10/11 - 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 10/11 - National Coming Out Day - National Coming Out Day is dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied community. Celebrate living without fear in a way that provides inspiration and hope. Bring a picnic dinner and celebrate on the lawns of Rockefeller Park with a movie screening of Love, Simon.
-Thursday 10.11 - Sunday 10/14 - Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest NYC is back and better than ever! This year will be the year we bring the Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich to New York! Start the works outs now to carry a stein in each hand. You can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We'll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you'll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer.
-Saturday 10/13 - Go Fish! Battery Park City’s Celebration of Life in the Hudson Estuary (FREE) - Experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing and discover the variety of marine life thriving in the Hudson River! Skilled anglers will be on hand to assist. Rods and bait provided or bring your own. All ages are welcome. Free kids art projects & music performances!
-Saturday 10/14 - 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 10/14 - Book Launch: Ruth Bader Ginsberg: A Life - With this book launch event, Jane Sherron de Hart kicks off the tour of her new biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The author’s comprehensive look at the “notorious” Justice’s life—a book 15 years in the making—was written with the cooperation of RBG herself and is the result of comprehensive interviews with her husband, children, friends, and associates.
-Sunday 10/14 - 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 10/16 - 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.
-Tuesday 10/16 - Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Every Tuesday till October 30th, check out the weekly Greenmarket from 7am to 7pm.
-Wednesday 10/17 -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.
-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 - Blitz Wisdoms: Talks by Creative Change-Makers (RSVP needed) - Join LMHQ for the first in a series of interactive lectures at LMHQ!Our evening will consist of inspiring TED-like talks on the topic of "working together" – what it means to connect, collaborate and build community. Hear from prominent creative change-makers: musician JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN), Tanenbaum Deputy CEO Mark Fowler, and Nylon Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Korn. Talks will be followed by structured attendee networking around the same theme.
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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