WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (1.31.19)
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 1.31 – 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.
-Thursday 1.31 – 2.1 - Silent Films/Live Music - Curated by John Schaefer, experience three unforgettable evenings of classic silent film screenings accompanied by live music! Please note, seating for these popular performances is first-come, first-served and early arrival is strongly suggested.
Thursday, January 31: Nosferatu (1922) with Irene and Linda Buckley (US Premiere)
Friday, February 1: Underworld (1927) with Alloy Orchestra
-Thursday 1.31 – ace&jig Exhibit– From now through 3.6, ace&jig founders Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson built their slow fashion label to create modern heirlooms that are a sustainable celebration of handcrafted design. Their Community Quilt Project is an extension of their commitment to a no waste process and to support the maker communities keeping handcraft traditions alive. Last year, Cary and Jenna put out a call for creatives across the country to turn bundles of leftover ace&jig textile scraps into quilt squares of their own design. The result was more than 450 one-of-a-kind quilt squares that have been transformed into collaborative handmade quilts.
-Thursday 1.31 – Last Call: Battery Dance Applications - Battery Dance is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 11-17, 2019.
-Friday 2.1 – Winter Games - Keep active outdoors and play soccer, flag-football, hockey and more; organized by Ballfields staff or play on your own. Equipment provided.
-Saturday 2.2 – Saturday Morning Show - Join 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.
-Saturday 2.2. – Brunch Becomes Her - Blake Deadly presents the Financial District's only drag show! Join her the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 PM at Cowgirl Seahorse for a new show with special guests, audience competitions, and $6 mimosas!
-Sunday 2.3 – The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales - Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Poor Jack. He’s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans—and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it. Ages 4-10
-Sunday 2.3 – The Big Game Rooftop Watch Party - Join Pier 17 on February 3rd for a Rooftop Watch Party presented by Pepsi. Expect the ultimate viewing experience, plus food and drink specials, prizes and appearances by current and former NY Jets & NY Giants players.
-Monday 2.4 – Winter Games - Keep active outdoors and play soccer, flag-football, hockey and more; organized by Ballfields staff or play on your own. Equipment provided.
-Tuesday 2.5 – Trivia Tuesdays – Brookfield Place’s popular trivia nights are back! Every Tuesday get your teams down to Hudson Eats for rounds of trivia starting at 6pm. Prizes! Beer! This season of Trivia Tuesday runs February 5 - March 12, 2019.
-Tuesday 2.5 – Curling & Game Nights - Have fun on the ice without the skates! Every Tuesday night strap on your sneakers and try throwing a few curling stones on our rooftop ice. Plus enjoy other games on-and-off the ice such as corn hole, ice pong, and more!
-Wednesday 2.6 – Winter Games - Keep active outdoors and play soccer, flag-football, hockey and more; organized by Ballfields staff or play on your own. Equipment provided.
-Wednesday 2.6 - Seaport Fit - This winter, The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland will host FREE fitness classes curated and led by some of New York’s top fitness experts, in Skyline Hall. Strengthen your mind, test your body and challenge your fitness limits with Seaport Fit. Classes are free but space is limited so be sure to RSVP today and reserve your spot.
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-2019 Annual Art Exhibit – From now until March 30th, View works by participants of all ages from Battery Park City Authority art programs. All are welcome at the Opening Reception and Art on View.
-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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