WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (4.25.19)
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. Here are a few of our favorite events/activities coming up...
-Thursday 4.25 – Dine Out For Life – On Thursday, April 25, Fresh Salt will donate 15% of their lunch sales to support HIV/AIDS programs and services at The Alliance for Positive Change. Join DOFL Hosts Charlie Ferrusi and Sara Williams from 11am-3pm. Dine-in or order to-go!
-Thursday 4.25 – Battery Park 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 4.26 - Smorgasburg at WTC Oculus - Smorgasburg – the largest outdoor weekly food market in the United States – is officially back! From now until October, try out something new every Friday with 25 different food stalls to choose from.
-Friday 4.26 - Make Pizza Drink Wine - Get schooled by world-renowned pizza chefs Roberto and Giorgia Caporuscio at Kesté’s Fulton Street location, where you’ll spend hours with us learning how to make (and taste, obviously!) authentic Neapolitan pizza.
-Saturday 4.27 – Mahjong Club at China Institute - Experience history, fun, and some friendly competition! China Institute’s mahjong club is open to novices and veterans looking to learn about this historic game, develop their skills, or simply find new partners to craft their Mahjong skills! Mingle with old and new friends who share an interest in all things China during the multiple gaming sessions. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Space is very limited to ensure an engaging and participatory experience. Registration required.
-Saturday 4.27 – Sailors Ball - Annual event to celebrate the start of the new sailing season and support junior sailing in New York Harbor.
-Sunday 4.28 – 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk - The seventh annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Hosted by Chairperson Jon Stewart, the event will support the 9/11 Memorial Glade. The Glade is dedicated to all who were injured, sickened or died as a result of their work or exposure to contaminants during the recovery operations that lasted for months at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11. It will also pay tribute to the courage, fortitude and perseverance of those who took part in the rescue and recovery efforts, and whose determined efforts paved the way to rebuilding and renewal.
-Wednesday 5.1 – Summer Kick Off Party - Come and kick off the summer with us at Le District. We are introducing our new spring/summer menu, our new summer cocktail menu and our famous frosé. A DJ will be playing music on our terrace from 6pm-10pm. Come down for an after work drink or make a reservation for dinner!
-Wednesday 5.1 – Summer Fitness Series at Brookfield Place - Get fit at Brookfield Place! The fitness series returns this summer with a variety of fun and challenging classes taught by instructors from top NYC fitness studios. The series kicks off and concludes with run clubs in May and the last two weeks of September. **** May 1 - September 18, 2019 Wednesdays at 6:30pm Saturdays at 10am
-Wednesday 5.1 – 5.4 – Fado Festival - Brookfield Place is excited to host part of the Fado Festival NY & NJ. Fado is an iconic Portuguese musical tradition, and the Festival combines its ancient roots with contemporary interpretations. Known for its mournful and soulful songs loosely captured by the Portuguese word saudade, or "longing" that evoke a bygone era, Fado is a thriving symbol of Portugal and reminds us of its past and present.
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
-Prismatica - The Downtown Alliance is bringing Prismatica, an interactive art trail of 25 kaleidoscopes, to three privately owned public plazas at 75 Wall Street, 77 Water St and 32 Old Slip through April 21. Prismatica will brighten the highly trafficked path along Gouverneur Lane that leads to the ferries at Pier 11 and showcase how creativity can enliven these spaces and activate the Water Street corridor.
-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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