WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (7.5.18)
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 7/5 - River & Blues: Songhoy Blues (FREE) - Despite being banned in their native Northern Mai, Songhoy Blues, a guitar-driven quartet, has burst onto the world stage. With attacking guitar riffs, Afro-Funk grooves, and hypnotizing desert blues, these young stars share stories of exile, resilience, and strength.
-Thursday 7/5 - Live Music On The Waterfront (FREE) - Join Brookfield Place for live music on the Waterfront, every Thursday June 7 - July 5!
-Saturday 7/7 - Brookfield Place Fitness Series (FREE/RSVP NEEDED) - Join for a free fitness class at the Waterfront Terrace! Advanced registration guarantees a spot. Walk-ins are encouraged and accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
-Sunday 7/8 - Lazy Sundays (FREE) - End your week on a high note with water views, cold drinks and summer beats courtesy of Brookfield Place's DJs.
-Sunday 7/8 - 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.
-Sunday 7/8 – Big City Fishing (FREE) – Enjoy free family fishing events on Pier 25 every Sunday through 9/30 in Tribeca.
-Monday 7/9 - Hudson Riverkids (FREE) - Check out this weekly kid-focused concert series on Pier 25.
-Monday 7/9 – Big City Fishing (FREE) – Enjoy free family fishing events on Pier 25 every Monday through 8/20 in Tribeca.
-Monday 7/9 - Ping Pong (FREE) - Every Monday through July enjoy outdoor table tennis to suit any style to the Waterfront!
Tuesday 7/3 - Lincoln Sessions (FREE) - Head to Seaport Square at Pier 17 for a Lincoln Sessions concert featuring Atlas Genius, courtesy of The Lincoln Motor Company. Music begins at 5 PM, but be sure to arrive early for a closer look at some of the newest vehicles in the Lincoln lineup, including the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus. Stop by early to grab dinner from one of the food trucks onsite.
-Tuesday 7/10 - Trivia Tuesdays (FREE) - Join for the popular Trivia Tuesdays outdoors on the Waterfront! It's a perfect evening with your friends and colleagues with prizes and more.
-Wednesday 7/11 – Healthy On The Hudson (FREE RSVP NEEDED) – Join every Wednesday for a free fitness class on Pier 25 until 9/12.
-Wednesday 7/11 – Jason Hackenwerth: Animal Soul (FREE) - Through Saturday the 14th, experience the New York premiere of artist Jason Hackenwerth's giant otherworldly creatures! The show features a set of new sculptures from the series Megamites, began in 2005 at the 51st Venice Biannale. These abstract organic forms, worn by performers, are sculptured from latex balloons, the same material typically used for his temporary large-scale installations. Hackenwerth will create five new designs, each an exotic organism that connects with passersby as they playfully move throughout the Brookfield Place NY campus each day.
-Thursday 7/12 – Jason Hackenwerth: Animal Soul Quiet Clubbing (FREE) – As part of the art installation, there will be a quiet clubbing event from 6-9PM!
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-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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