WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (11.22.18)
Happy Thanksgiving! 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...
Don’t forget: Check out our THANKSGIVING GUIDE for other ideas throughout Thanksgiving weekend!
-Friday 11.23 – 12.24 – Santa at Brookfield Place - Create lasting photo memories with the jolly man in red! Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Brookfield Place features a special children’s activity center to enjoy before your session.
-Sunday 11.25 – Santa Paws - Bring your four-legged family members to Brookfield Place for our special dog-friendly Santa sessions!
-Monday 11.26 - Ailey Extension DanceFit Class with Karen Arceneaux at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Arceneaux is a certified personal trainer, weight loss specialist, and TRX Suspension trainer. She is also a certified group fitness instructor and Zumba instructor.
-Tuesday 11.27 - The Mistletones from Songful Artists at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - The Mistletones have been spreading their unique brand of cheer over the past 12 holiday seasons! Their music ranges from classic carols and winter favorites to modern holiday songs and mash-ups. Dynamic arrangements have a contemporary sound and are in 4-part harmony. Feel free to get into the spirit of the season and dance or sing along!
-Tuesday 11.27 – Light Up Luminaries - Light Up Luminaries signals the start of the holiday season with an evening full of fun and holiday cheer as Brookfield Place celebrates the spectacular light installation and holiday tradition. Enjoy free ice skating and performances on The Rink on the waterfront, sweet treats, and music by the Original Dickens Carolers and Joe McGinty and The Loser's Lounge!
Tuesday 11/27 - Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Today is the last day of the season for our favorite Greenmarket!
-Tuesday 11.27 – Silent Night at Trinity - Join Austria’s Kroll Family Singers and Trinity ensembles to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the most famous Christmas song in the world and its message, which means the same in every language: peace. Silent Night was written and composed on Christmas Eve in 1818 in Salzburg by a local parish priest and school teacher. According to legend, the very first time the song was performed in the United States was on Christmas Day in 1839 in front of the Hamilton Memorial in Trinity Churchyard by Rainer Singers, an Austrian folk group.
-Wednesday 11.28 - The Mistletones from Songful Artists at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - The Mistletones have been spreading their unique brand of cheer over the past 12 holiday seasons! Their music ranges from classic carols and winter favorites to modern holiday songs and mash-ups. Dynamic arrangements have a contemporary sound and are in 4-part harmony.
-Wednesday 11.28 – 1.4. – Luminaries - This holiday tradition in the heart of Lower Manhattan features a canopy of colorful lights emanating from hundreds of suspended lanterns. This interactive exhibit features three Wishing Stations located on the ground will allow visitors to send a touch-activated wish to the canopy of lanterns above, activating a magical display of lights and colors.-
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-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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