WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (10.25.18)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (10.25.18)

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 10/25 - Big Gay Ice Cream Opening - Big Gay Ice Cream is officially open today at the Seaport! Check out our interview on what you can expect.

-Friday 10/26 - Asphalt Screams 2018 - Wear your best costume and join for an afternoon of tricks, treats, and active Halloween games. Free and open to the public, Asphalt Screams will feature trick or treating and sports-related activities, including a Spooktacular Soccer Shootout.

-Saturday 10/27 - Saturday Morning Show (Brookfield Place) - Join every week for everyone's favorite kids show at Hudson Eats featuring storytelling, music, magicians and more! 

-Saturday 10/27 - Halloween Bash (12-3PM - Brookfield Place) - Bring your costume-clad kids for a FANGtastic afternoon at the family-friendly Brookfield Place Halloween Bash! Schedule for the day… 

-Saturday 10/27 - 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest (4:45-6PM - Washington Market Park) - Sponsored by The Friends of Washington Market Park, this is a free community event with prizes awarded in several categories: scariest, funniest and most creative being just a few. Bring your own jack-o-lantern to enter, or just stop by with your family to enjoy the festive display!

-Saturday 10/27 - Trick or Treating at Pumpkin Point (1-3PM - Governors Island) - Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and witches - put on your most creative costumes and experience the rare chance to trick or treat from house to house in New York City! Exhibitors and spooky friends will be stationed at the historic houses of Nolan Park to hand out candy to kids, families and the young at heart. Free and open to the public.

-Saturday 10/27 -Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center (10-3PM - Westfield World Trade Center) - The #ScaryGood Carnival will be taking place with fun, fall activities for the whole family!  Also, see what surprises await you when you enter the life-size UNICEF Trick-or-Treat box.  Stop by for the exciting activities, a Scavenger Hunt around Westfield World Trade Center, and to pick up your UNICEF Trick-or-Treat box. The Haunted Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Box will remain open in the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center until Halloween, October 31, 2018 where visitors can learn about how they can get involved with the longest running fundraising campaign where kids get to help kids and have a #ScaryGood time!

-Saturday 10/27 - Pumpkin Point (10-5PM - Governors Island) - Pumpkin Point will bring thousands of ripe fall pumpkins to Governors Island. The patch is free to visit, and small and medium-sized pumpkins can be handpicked and purchased for a small donation that benefits the Friends of Governors Island. Surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes, this free fall spectacular will include free live music, and pumpkin painting with the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Visitors can enjoy a fall beer garden and tasty treats including warm cider, mini pumpkin pies, “ghoulash” by Island vendor Little Eva’s, Blue Marble ice cream and more.

-Saturday 10/27 -Stories for All Ages: Not-So-Spooky Halloween Tales (11AM - Rockefeller Park) - Story Pirates will perform spooky and hilarious stories to get you in the mood for Halloween. The performance is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience. Wear your Halloween costume!

-Sunday 10/28 - 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.

-Sunday 10/28 - Halloween Parade and Party (1-3PM - Washington Market Park) - This long-standing Tribeca tradition brings the entire neighborhood together for a parade down Greenwich Street, culminating at our huge park party with games and music.

-Sunday 10/28 - Trick or Treating at Pumpkin Point (1-3PM - Governors Island) - Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and witches - put on your most creative costumes and experience the rare chance to trick or treat from house to house in New York City! Exhibitors and spooky friends will be stationed at the historic houses of Nolan Park to hand out candy to kids, families and the young at heart. Free and open to the public.

-Sunday 10/28 - Pumpkin Point (10-5PM - Governors Island) - Pumpkin Point will bring thousands of ripe fall pumpkins to Governors Island. The patch is free to visit, and small and medium-sized pumpkins can be handpicked and purchased for a small donation that benefits the Friends of Governors Island. Surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes, this free fall spectacular will include free live music, and pumpkin painting with the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Visitors can enjoy a fall beer garden and tasty treats including warm cider, mini pumpkin pies, “ghoulash” by Island vendor Little Eva’s, Blue Marble ice cream and more.

-Tuesday 10/30 Little Shop Of Horrors: Director’s Cut (7:30PM - Schimmel Center) - Pre-show activities begin at 6:30 PM.

-Tuesday 10/30 - Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - It’s the last one of the season!

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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