Lower Manhattan’s Local News
The Weekend Calendar
September 21 & 22
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
10AM – 6PM
Annual Fall Yard Sale
The Annual Fall Yard Sale at Southbridge Towers ends today. Great bargains on interesting bric-a-brak, one-of-a-kind finds and lots of jewelry.
Enter via Fulton St.-next to Key-Food or on Pearl/Beekman Sts.
10AM – 1PM
Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing, learn about life in the Hudson River and create an art project inspired by imagining endangered species. The day includes a live performance by Grammy Award-winning Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats! and a Volunteers for Wildlife presentation of Raptors! – get an up-close look at these fascinating birds of prey. The presentation will be followed by a family-friendly nature walk through the gardens of Wagner Park.
Our Future Festival NYC
Our Future Festival NYC is a day of talks, presentations, workshops, art, performances and discussion, part of Climate Week NYC 2019. The focus is on New York and how we can all participate in preparing for a resilient future. Experience Governors Island’s purpose-built climate resiliency and meet NYC’s climate leaders. The festival will feature informative talks and discussions by climate leaders, creative and fun workshops that spark curiosity and inspire belonging as it relates to our shared urban environment, climate-themed dance and theatrical performances.
A series of guided tours and interactive walks will allow visitors to explore and learn about Governors Island, from its urban farm to resilient new park, through the lens of climate change. Free
The Vendy Awards
The Vendy Awards is an annual street food competition that determines the best street food vendors in New York City. We celebrate the excellent food available on our city’s streets and the hard-working people who bring it to us each day. The Vendy Awards serves as a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights while providing legal and small-business services.
Exploring Art + Technology Labs – It’s About Time: Autumnal Equinox
One Bowling Green
The fall equinox in September marks the seasonal shift toward preparing for and receiving the winter. Learn more about Indigenous calendar and timekeeping systems such as the Maya corn cycle and the Haudenosaunee 13-month lunar cycle. Create your own calendar as you reflect on the annual rituals in your life. Free National Museum of the American Indian
1PM – 4PM
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Learn how to be a member of the Culper Spy Ring with author Claudia Friddell! Visit interactive spy stations to learn how to write with invisible ink, use a clothesline to send secret messages like patriot Anna Smith Strong, and use a cipher to crack a code from Benjamin Tallmadge’s code book. Included with regular Museum Admission. Free 54 Pearl Street.
Gala Celebration Reading and Book Launch
This gala reading celebrating 3 Mile Harbor Press features the East Coast launch of M.L. Brown’s Call It Mist, winner of this year’s book competition. Free 10 River Terrace.
W.O. Decker Trip + Museum Admission
South Street Seaport Museum
Ages 10 and up. When booking this trip, please be aware that you are embarking on a working tugboat. Tugboat journeys can be bumpy and the only seating area is inside. You may get wet. Flat, closed-toe shoes with a back or back-strap are required. Check web site for times. Pier 16 (box office at 12 Fulton Street). $19-$35 Today and Tomorrow
Keiko Fujii Dance Company
The concert will feature select dancers in New York performing with live music by renowned Taiko Drummer, Kenny Endo.$15, $20 280 Broadway.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22
TaÃno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean
One Bowling Green
Join a museum ambassador for a tour of the exhibition “TaÃno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean | TaÃno: herencia e identidad indÃgena en el Caribe.” Learn about the rural roots of the TaÃno movement and the legacy of Native peoples throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands and their U.S. diasporas. Free
Tribeca Chamber Players perform Brahms
Downtown Community Center 120 Warren Street
The young Johannes Brahms caused a sensation when he performed his Piano Quartet in G minor to an enthusiastic audience and critical acclaim at his Vienna debut concert in 1862. Join us when we recreate that excitement with the accomplished pianist Peter Basquin and our Tribeca Chamber Players (Amy Mugavero, violin; Timothy Leonard, cello and Jim Hopkins, viola) in a free performance of the Brahms G minor Piano Quartet, Opus 25, in the Great Hall at Manhattan Youth. For more about the music, click here.
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