WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (1.17.19)
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 on the Life Below Canal calendar. Here are a few of our favorite events/activities coming up...
Thursday 1.17 – BPC Running Club – Join this weekly running club all winter long to job the 2.4 miles down and back along the Battery Parks City Esplanade. Guided with warm-up and cool-down and a favorable pace for all participants. Meet inside CCSHS at 345 Chambers St. Free.
Friday 1.18 – Winter Games - Keep active outdoors and play soccer, flag-football, hockey and more; organized by Ballfields staff or play on your own. Equipment provided.
Friday 1.18 – Saturday 1.19 – The Lincoln Winter Lodge - Enjoy a unique view of the historic streets of downtown with a test-drive in one of the newest Lincoln vehicles. While in the neighborhood, warm up beside the brilliant sight of the skyline with complimentary treats at the Lincoln Winter Lodge. Relax and learn more about Lincoln with on-site specialists. After sunset, these specialists will provide personal rides through Seaport under the lights of Manhattan.
-Saturday 1.19 – All About Bubbles: A Champagne & Sparkling Class - Enjoy a flight of 3 Champagne & Sparkling White Wines while learning from Le District’s special guest industry experts and Wine Director and Sommelier, Jacob Daugherty. Discover the rich history and culture that are so much a part of what makes Champagne and French Sparkling Wines unique.
-Saturday 1.19 – Saturday Morning Show - Join local families Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience! From 10am-12pm every week, kids can wiggle, dance and singalong with our dynamic children's performers.
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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