WEEK AHEAD: Everything Going On Below Canal Street (12.6.18)
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 12.6 -Maccabeats at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - A cappella also holds a cherished place in the Jewish tradition, having been extensively employed in both the synagogue and the home over the millennia due to an ancient prohibition against playing instruments on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath.
-Thursday 12.6 – BPCP: Holiday Lights - Kick off the holiday season with a quaint evening of caroling, warm beverages and sweet treats with your Battery Park City community! If you wish, donate to those in need by bringing a new, wrapped gift for Stockings with Care. You may also drop off gift donations through December 6th at 75 Battery Place.
-Friday 12.7 - Pipes at One - Featuring the celebrated three-manual Noack organ that was inaugurated in the spring of 2018. These innovative, free programs showcase leading organists and rising stars from around the country. Today, David Enlow performs. St. Paul's Chapel.
-Saturday 12.8 – Saturday Morning Show - Every week the best children's performers are at Brookfield Place with magic shows, storytime, singalongs and much more.
-Sunday 12.9 - Harlem Gospel Choir Celebrates the Holidays at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.
-Friday 12.7 - The Mistletones from Songful Artists at Westfield Westfield World Trade Center - The Mistletones have been spreading their unique brand of cheer over the past 12 holiday seasons! Their music ranges from classic carols and winter favorites to modern holiday songs and mash-ups. Dynamic arrangements have a contemporary sound and are in 4-part harmony. Feel free to get into the spirit of the season and dance or sing along!
-Sunday 12.9 - Sensory-Friendly Santa with Autism Speaks - Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! This compassionate, sensory-friendly event allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience.
-Sunday 12.9 – Deck The Stalls - NYCEDC Public Markets presents Deck the Stalls, a multi-cultural market event, celebrating the best of the New York City’s public markets in partnership with Fulton Stall Market’s farmers and producers. In the Seaport District NYC on Water Street between Fulton & Beekman Streets. SUNDAYS December 9th, 16th and 23rd!
Don’t forget about these ongoing exhibits to check out:
–Luminaries - Now on display till January 4th, this holiday tradition in the heart of Lower Manhattan features a canopy of colorful lights emanating from hundreds of suspended lanterns. This interactive exhibit features three Wishing Stations located on the ground will allow visitors to send a touch-activated wish to the canopy of lanterns above, activating a magical display of lights and colors.
-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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