WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (4.19.18)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (4.19.18)

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 4/19 - IsraelFest: a celebration of Israel's 70th birthday (FREE/RSVP NEEDED) - Celebrate with activities for the entire family.

-Friday 4/20 - ON LOVE  The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols (FREE) - Open through the 27th, 4 artists with roots around the world will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden around the poetic theme of love. Artists from Iran, Japan, India and the United States will use words, letters, shapes and symbols from their respective languages and alphabets to explore the linguistic and artistic connections to calligraphy. Over two weeks the artists will produce a magnificent temporary art installation which the public can watch as it’s being crafted. 

-Saturday 4/21 - Saturday Morning Show (FREE) - Everyone's favorite free kids show is back at Brookfield Place's Hudson Eats!

-Saturday 4/21 - Taste Of Battery Park (FREE) - With the purpose of fundraising for PS89 and promoting community relationships, Taste of Battery Park City brings together the restaurants in Battery Park and Brookfield Place for the neighborhood.

-Sunday 4/22 - Earth Day Stories For All Ages (FREE) - Luann Adams tells, Why the Sky is Far Away & Other Marvelous Tales to Celebrate the Earth, Using props, visuals, music, and lots of audience participation, this delightful and thoughtful storyteller brings folktales & stories from around the world to life.

-Tuesday 4/24 - Spring In Your Step (FREE) - What better way to celebrate the change of seasons than to join Battery Park City Parks programming leaders for three consecutive 15-20 minute mid-routines focused on light exercise, dancing, and games. These activities are proven to relieve stress, increase energy levels, and reset the mind. Put a spring in your step and get healthy and active in 2018.

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.

-Sea Of Light - Sea of Light is an immersive sensory adventure activated by movement and sound at the Seaport. Open through March 2018. Check out our post on it here.

-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.

Have an event coming up you want to publicize or a tip you want to share? Email us at LifeBelowCanal@gmail.com!

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