WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (12.15.17)

WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (12.15.17)

Welcome to 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 favorites coming up over the weekend:

-Friday 12/15-12/16 - Elie Saab Eyewear Trunkshow - VALLEY (check out this week's interview with them here) is hosting an Elie Saab trunkshow featuring the 2017 eyewear collection Friday & Saturday!

-Friday 12/15 - Holiday Sounds (FREE) - Enjoy free festive music at 1 Liberty Plaza on your lunch break from 12:30-1:30! Today Voices of Gotham is playing.

-Saturday 12/16 - Saturday Morning Show (FREE) - Everyone's favorite kids show at Hudson Eats is 10AM to 12PM every Saturday.

-Sunday 12/17 - Counting Sheep: Immersive Guerrilla Folk Opera (TICKETS NEEDED) - Today is the last day to see COUNTING SHEEP, the groundbreaking and award-winning immersive guerrilla folk-opera.Sung entirely in breathtaking traditional Ukrainian polyphony and enhanced by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine during the protests, Counting Sheep invites audience members to participate fully in this electrifying performance. Patrons are encouraged to dance, sing, eat, hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness violence, and join in the rituals of public mourning as part of a dramatized experience of the 2014 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine. 

-Monday 12/18 - Sunset, Sunrise (Revolution) (FREE) - Grab a coffee and check this out. 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.

-Monday 12/18 - Holiday Sounds (FREE) - Enjoy free festive music at 1 Liberty Plaza on your lunch break from 12:30-1:30! Today Original Dickens Carolers is playing.

-Tuesday 12/19 - Holiday Sounds (FREE) - Enjoy free festive music at 1 Liberty Plaza on your lunch break from 12:30-1:30! Today Metropolitan Klezmer is playing.

Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits:

-Deck The Halls! - Brookfield Place (FREE) - Check out the winter runway at Brookfield Place, featuring holiday trees designed by some of our favorites, including Babesta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Rhone, and more!

-Luminaries - Brookfield Place (FREE) - This holiday tradition (live till January 5th) in the heart of Lower Manhattan is built on the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, community, and light. Visitors will be immersed in a canopy of light emanating from hundreds of suspended lanterns. Three Wishing Stations on the ground will allow visitors to “send” a wish to the canopy of lanterns above, translating the wish into a mesmerizing display of lights and colors. For every wish sent by the public during the holiday season, Brookfield will donate $1, up to $25,000, to the GRAMMY Museum’s music education programs.

-Volez, Vogyez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton (FREE but reservations required) - There are both general and guided tours of this spectacular exhibit from October 27th through January 7th. The showcase, which details the French brand’s roots via trunks, steamer bags and other historic paraphernalia, lands at the former American Stock Exchange building for a nine-week run.

-Sea Of Light - Sea of Light is an immersive sensory adventure activated by movement and sound at the Seaport. Open through March 2018.    

-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.

And, of course, don't forget to check out holiday guide for celebrating below Canal Street for more ideas of things to do/shop/check out all season long!

Have an event coming up you want to publicize or a tip you want to share? Email us at LifeBelowCanal@gmail.com!

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