WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (9.6.18)
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 9/6 through Sunday 9/9 - US Open Live Viewing (FREE) - Can't make it to Queens? Watch the US Open day matches and finals live on the Terrace August 27 through September 9!
-Friday 9/7 - Fall Movie Night: The Wiz & One Froggy Evening (short) (FREE) - Ease on the yellow-brick road with this 70’s classic, featuring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive the magic of this beloved musical were Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanted wonderland of Oz and embarks on an adventure with her new friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion.
-Friday 9/7 - South Street Seaport Museum Free Fridays (FREE) - The Museum launches Free Fridays today, with free admission to theMuseum every Friday till September 21 from 3-7PM.
-Saturday 9/8 - Sunday 9/9 - OctFest Beer Festival (TICKETS NEEDED) - OctFest is a two-day festival featuring 20 artists, 90+ breweries from around the world, and exciting chef collaborations. In total, the event will host 90 breweries from 20 countries, pouring more than 250 varieties of award-winning craft beer.
-Saturday 9/8 - Hummingbird Hootenanny (FREE) - kick off the fall season with a celebration of our small but mighty friend, the hummingbird. Join us for a day of feathered frenzy featuring a hummingbird watch zone, a bird-watching and nature walk, and a live performance and hum-along with bluegrass band Astrograss.
-Saturday 9/8 - Kinet-X Stem Festival (TICKETS NEEDED) - The STEM Festival is a day for students from ages 9-15 with an interest for computer science, engineering, robotics or anything tech to immerse themselves in awesome, fun technology workshops.
-Saturday 9/8 - 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.
-Saturday 9/8 - DEADMAU5 (TICKETS NEEDED) - Check out this week's Pier 17 rooftop concert.
-Sunday 9/9 - Big City Fishing (FREE) - Adults and kids aged 5+ can learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. HRP provides the rods, reels and instruction.
-Sunday 9/9 - 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.
-Monday 9/10 - HUDSON RIVERKIDS 2018 (FREE) - From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! This week it's Bilingual Birdies!
-Tuesday 9/11 - 9/11 National Day Of Service & Remembrance (FREE) - The 9/11 Tribute Museum welcomes your participation for our 10th annual 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance. Volunteer teams and first responders will assemble bicycles to donate to the children of active-duty United States military and first responders. Over 500 employees from companies directly impacted by 9/11 will participate in the bike build in remembrance of loved ones, friends and colleagues, and to unite in the same remarkable way that the nation came together in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11. As in years past, the NYPD, FDNY and PAPD will be present to support the 9/11 Tribute Museum in remembering and supporting military.
-Tuesday 9/11 - Matthew McConaughey (TICKETS NEEDED) - Intimate conversation with Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey and New York Times Styles reporter Steven Kurutz. The duo will discuss McConaughey’s upcoming film “White Boy Rick” an epic, unflinching true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.
-Tuesday 9/11- Gardening Club (REGISTRATION NEEDED) - Discover the fun and rewards of gardening with other children. Enjoy planting flowers, vegetables and herbs, watering, weeding, and composting. Learn BPC Parks’ green practices first-hand. For ages 6-10.
-Wednesday 9/12 - The Future of NYC Hardware & iOT (RSVP NEEDED) - Join a discussion on the Future of Hardware & iOT in NYC event at LMHQ. A panel of experts from the Hardware & iOT communities, representing early and growth stage startups will share their knowledge, expertise and experience on a variety of issues relevant not only to startups and investors, but potential customers and partners as well.
-Wednesday 9/12 – Healthy On The Hudson (FREE RSVP NEEDED) – Join every Wednesday for a free fitness class on Pier 25 until 9/12.
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island - Opening to the public daily though October 31. With The Eclipse, Jacob Hashimoto transforms the historic Chapel of St. Cornelius with over 15,000 delicate bamboo and paper kites. Exhibited for the first time in the United States, The Eclipse provides a contemplative reprieve from the frenetic energy of the city, contrasting with Hashimoto’s colorful and dynamic work Never Comes Tomorrow, installed nearby in the Liggett Hall archway.
-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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