Dine Around Downtown 2016

More than 40 of Lower Manhattan’s best restaurants will participate in this Downtown tradition, one of the most delicious afternoons you will experience south of Chambers Street this year. Local favorites – old and new alike – will serve up signature dishes for between $3-$7 all afternoon.

Co-presented by the Downtown Alliance and Fosun, the event will be hosted by Food Network Star and Cookbook Author, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli! There will be live music by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars and great promotions and prizes from our sponsors, the Seaport District and Platinum Properties

When: Wednesday June 8, 2016; Rain or Shine 11 AM to 3 PM
Where; Between Liberty & Pine and Nassau & William Streets)

Bach At One Is Back in Spring 2016

Bach at One provides the perfect lunch-hour time of reflection and meditation mid-week. The cantatas are presented within a liturgical context, providing the most authentic experience for the listener. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform these works with period instruments and baroque-style vocal technique, revealing the majesty and splendor of these awe-inspiring sacred works to a 21st-century audience.

When: March 2- May 25, 2016, Wednesdays at 1pm. Preludes begin at 12:50pm.
Where: St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
Cost: Free and open to all

NYC Restaurant Week 2016

There is still time to enjoy NYC Restaurant Week this winter.

When: January 18–February 5, 2016.
Where: The list of participating restaurants and reservations is available at OpenTable.com.
What: NYC Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price. Participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced at $25 for lunch and/or $38 for dinner

Vintage Subway Cars Return to NYC for the Holidays

What: For four consecutive Sundays in December subway customers can catch the ‘Shoppers Special,’ a train consisting of eight cars from the 1930s that ran along the lettered lines until the late 1970s. The cars, which were ordered for the Independent Subway System (IND), were the first subway cars to be identified by their contract numbers, hence the R1/9 designations.

When: The cars will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 6, 13, 20, and 27, making local stops on the Sixth Avenue line from Queens Plaza to Second Avenue.

Cost: $2.75

The Seaport 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: December 1, 2015, 5-8pm

Join us for our 32nd Annual Seaport District Tree Lighting with special guest host Lauren Scala of NBC 4 New York. The lighting ceremony kicks off the holiday season with a glorious 60 foot tree, live music performances by a cappella group the Mistletones, gospel youth group Livre’, singer-songwriter Connell Cruise, the Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church choir, American Idol winner Nick Fradiani and a special appearance by Santa.

5-8pm: Photos with Santa at Seaport Studios, 19 Fulton Street;
5pm: Mistletones pre show;
6pm: Showtime!

Security Notice: For the safety and comfort of all our guests, all backpacks and bags are subject to inspection upon entry. We recommend arriving without unnecessary items to expedite entry.

Location: South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton Street

Pope Francis NYC Visit 2015

  • On Thursday, September 24th at 6:45 p.m. Pope Francis will pray the Evening Prayer at a Vespers service held in the renown St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
  • Pope Francis will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2015 at 08:30 am
  • On Friday, September 25th at 11:30 a.m., Pope Francis will hold a multi-religious service at the 9/11 memorial site in New York City.
  • Pope Francis will pay a visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels school on September 25, 2015 at 04:00 p.m., an institution that has been providing grade school level education to the East Harlem community for over 120 years.
  • On Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 05:00 p.m., Pope Francis will travel via motorcade through Central Park to meet and greet New Yorkers. This will happen shortly after his visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels…
  • The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the Madison Square Garden events facility on September 25th, 2015 at 06:00 p.m.
  • Pope Francis will depart for Philadelphia from John F. Kennedy International Airport on September 26th, 2015 at 08:40 a.m.

New Amsterdam Market

at Fulton Fish Market
New Amsterdam Market is held every Sunday, 11am to 4pm, at the historic old Fulton Fish Market near the South Street Seaport. The market brings together butchers, bakers, grocers and other regional vendors and is steadily adding to its prepared-food lineup. New Amsterdam also has themed days at the market that highlight different kinds of food—from cured meats to hot breads, jarred products, even imported organic stone-ground chocolate.

Soft Spin – A Sound and Sculptural Installation by Heather Nicol

Date: March 26 – April 24, 2015, opens at 03:00 PM
Time: 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Where: Brookfield Place Winter Garden (230 Vessey Street, NY 10821)
Free to attend

Soft Spin is a sound and sculptural installation designed for the Winter Garden, the iconic Lower Manhattan public atrium at the heart of Brookfield Place. The work features six large-scale fabric forms gracefully swirling overhead, emanating the sounds of intermittent voices in song. Playful tunes, curvaceous hemlines and sundrenched bursts of bright color invite viewers to look up and embrace the unexpected.

In a bow to the Winter Garden’s 25-year history as a performing arts space, Soft Spin plays with notions of being in the spotlight, “on display,” or “playing a part.” The audio score fluctuates between individual and group voices singing show tunes in the shower, mirroring theatrical or operatic traditions of chorus and response in a polis—a public place—or the taking of turns in a children’s game.

Heather Nicol is a Toronto-based artist and curator. Her artworks and projects have been exhibited in galleries in New York, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Milly, Berlin, Montreal, and Toronto, including non-traditional locations such as Toronto’s soaring atrium at Brookfield Place, the Great Hall of Union Station (Nuit Blanche), the decommissioned Shaw Street School, and in a 40,000 square foot vacant sweatshop. She received her BFA (honors) from the School of Visual Arts in New York, M.A. in Art Education from NYU, and interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD University, Toronto.