WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (1.10.19)
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 1.10 – Soundtrap: Voice & Digital Music Production For Ages 6-12 - Learn how to use Soundtrap to record your own voice and create digital music! Class size is limited. First come, firstserved. For age 6-12. A caregiver’s help may be needed for younger grades. Battery Park City branch of the New York Public Library. North End Avenue.
-Thursday 1.10 – BPC Running Club - Start with warm-up exercises before jogging the 2.4 miles down and back along the length of the Battery Park City Esplanade. Parks Programming Leaders guide the warm-up and cool-down and ensure a favorable pace for all participants. Meets inside the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School at 345 Chambers St.
-Friday 1.11 – Wine & Food Fiesta - Featuring more than 8 comfort foods and 20 warm-up wines and cocktails, enjoy a night of fun while learning about Italian winter traditions at Eataly's first tasting event of the year.
-Saturday 1.12 – 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.
-Saturday 1.12 – Celebrating Portugal - Discover Portugal through a musical journey of lively, interactive, improvised piano with “I Will Play Your Soul” by multi-award winning pianist, composer and producer, Renato Diz, supported by ARTE Institute. Create your own Lisbon inspired azulejo tiles. Art project is designed for ages 4 yrs and above.
-Sunday 1.13 – Dear Erich - Dear Erich is a jazz opera inspired by 200 newly discovered letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by Herta Rosenthal to her son Erich, the composer’s father. Dear Erich tells a refugee story for our times. How can a family cope as the walls of their nation’s hatred close in around them? For those who escape, what lies ahead? Erich, a Jewish academic, escaped Nazi Germany to the U.S. shortly before Kristallnacht. The opera tells the story of a family’s dual fates. Erich’s journey to a new life in the new world – his studies, jazz and love – while the situation deteriorates in Germany and his family ultimately meets their cruel demise at the hands of the Nazis. Frustrated and powerless to help them emigrate, Erich must live with deep survivor guilt which affects him in his relationships with his wife and children. Dear Erich asks what is found when a survivor forms a new family, and what gets lost when the next generation is untethered to the past? The opera’s scenes of immigration and refugees in crisis raise moral dilemmas that resound to this day. Presented by the New York City Opera and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
-Thursday 1.17 – Meet The Small Business Lenders – Free Panel & Networking - Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Then come meet small business lenders at this free forum hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA). The session will include a panel featuring small business lenders who will highlight what they look for when evaluating a loan application, their typical loan terms, and the documents needed to apply. Before and after the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders as well as SBA reps to assess the source of capital that is best suited for your business needs.
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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