Make your own Surva-inspired mask and take part in a parade on Saturday
Saturday January 25
A reading of Christoph Niemann’s picture book “SUBWAY”
Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place
Young learners will be inspired by a reading of Christoph Niemann’s picture book “SUBWAY,” where kids spend a rainy day taking the subway all around the city. After the story, the young urban planners will use different materials to design and create their very own city-wide transportation system and vehicles. Ages 2-5. $5
Surva is a Balkan festival where thousands of people join in a grand parade of costumes and folkloric games to scare away evil spirits, and wish a prosperous year to all. Make your own Surva inspired mask and take part in a parade led by Young Bulgarian Voices of New York. Art project is designed for ages 4 and up. Sponsored by Battery Park City Authority at 6 River Terrace. FREE
Meet Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and enjoy a day of family-friendly games that are fun and educational. Learn to play Hawaiian board games, Inuit yo-yos, ring and pin, Arctic high kick, hoop-throwing, and more. One Bowling Green. FREE
Join storyteller Darci Tucker for a one-woman, three-character interactive play that explores the issues and events that led up to the American Revolution, and the role women played in early American history. This performance is suitable for all ages! A guided tour of Women of the Revolutionary War will be included with purchase of ticket. 54 Pearl Street. $15, $20
The annual BPCA Art Exhibition’s opening reception takes place on Sunday
Sunday January 26
Stretching the Canvas Exhibition Tour National Museum of the American Indian A 45-minute tour of Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting. Drawing from the National Museum of the American Indian’s rich permanent collection, the exhibition presents nearly 40 paintings that transcend, represent or subvert conventional ideas of authenticity. One Bowling Green. FREE
All are welcome to come and enjoy the inspired artwork created by participants at BPCA’s art programs. Meet many of the participating artists and the artist/educators who lead the programs.
75 Battery Place. Battery Park City Authority
The Art of Chinese New Year China Institute
The Art of Chinese New Year is a vibrant, interactive experience where visitors of all ages can explore the Chinese New Year holiday and the traditional visual and performing arts related to it. The installation captures the sights and sounds of the holiday through displays, artist workshops, and hands-on activities, leading visitors to a deeper experience, and a greater understanding, of traditional Chinese culture. In the visual arts, visitors will learn about nianhua (New Year pictures), spring couplets, and papercutting. A showcase on the art of shadow puppetry will feature antique puppets, a traditional shadow puppet theater, and a theater where children can create their own puppet shows. At a lion dance display, visitors can try on real lion dance costumes. 40 Rector Street. FREE
From south-southwest to northwest, stars and planet Venus
on January 21 close to 6pm.
The Summer Triangle’s long season in the evening sky ends this week, although one of its remarkable stars, Deneb, lingers for another month. The Summer Triangle is a star pattern known as an asterism; three outstanding stars shape it, one from each of three constellations. It is a commanding sight from its emergence in the evening sky in May through summertime and autumn. Now, stretched out on the skyline from west to northwest as darkness gathers, the great triangle is particularly impressive, but fleeting.