Get moving: easy ways to enjoy Lower Manhattan this April

Prismatica
Prismatica

9/11 Memorial and Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day
Above photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial & Museum

By: Kristin Heise

The longer days mean you have more than a little time to spend exploring Lower Manhattan this spring. To that end, we pulled together a few of our favorite April events that encourage you to get moving—whether that means (finally) decluttering your home, signing up for a community run or learning how to cook pizza from scratch, there is something for every age and energy level.

Bookmark Downtown NYC’s official Events calendar to keep track of new additions in the coming weeks. 🌷

Make Pizza Drink Wine – Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 7p; tickets $85
Get into the TGIF spirit each week at Kesté Fulton Street’s lively pizza making class. The hands-on dinner experience will delve into the history of pizza, as well as teach participants authentic Neapolitan techniques by the restaurant’s world renowned pizza chefs, Roberto and Giorgia Caporuscio. Complimentary house red and white wines will be served, and 5% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Slice Out Hunger, a local hunger relief organization through the American pizza community.

Shred-a-thon – Apr. 6 @ 9a-12p
If Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up series struck a chord, we have an easy solution to jump-start simplifying your life. Stop by our upcoming shred-a-thon to securely destroy private documents and recycle the paperwork responsibly. The event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Garden—RSVP on our Facebook event page to spread the word to others.

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America – Opens Apr. 6
Activist. Artist. Poet. Creative force T.C. Cannon has used several mediums to express his personal and political views over the course of his life. This month, his impressive body of work will be exhibited at the National Museum of the American Indian until September 16. The vibrant collection features experimental music and poetry as well as numerous art paintings and works on paper.

Prismatica – Through Apr. 21
Our own operations team teamed up with public art producers Creos to bring the luminous Prismatica exhibit to Lower Manhattan. Originally shown in Montreal’s entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles, and designed by RAW Design and ATOMIC3, the interactive art trail features 25 kaleidoscopes in three locations: 32 Old Slip, 77 Water Street and 75 Wall Street. The prisms glimmer during the day and create their own ambient lighting at night, which gives you plenty of unique moments to snap.

LMHQ Women’s Breakfast: Women in Podcasting – Apr. 24 @ 8:30a
Those who enjoy casual networking opportunities and breakfast better take note: Our sister organization LMHQ is hosting a lively panel discussion with podcast experts from Pandora, Gimlet and WNYC! This is a fantastic event for media, journalism and production specialists, those interested in developing their own podcast concept, and individuals who want to learn more about this exciting storytelling medium and connect with like-minded professionals.

This event is free with limited seating—we highly recommend signing up early to secure your spot.

Fitbit Local Bodyweight Bootcamp & Cardio Boxing – Apr. 27 @ 3:30p
All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join this heavy HIIT-ing bootcamp that will provide basic boxing fundamentals and the chance to bond with local exercise enthusiasts. The event will be held at the W New – Downtown, which will host a post-workout happy hour for the 21 and over crowd who want to have their exercise and #weekendvibes, too.

9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day – Apr. 28 @ 8a, prices vary
Proceeds from the seventh annual run/walk will benefit the 9/11 Memorial Glade. The Glade is dedicated to all who were injured, sickened or died as a result of recovery and Ground Zero clean-up efforts. The race is open to everyone, with general adult registration priced at $50 (discounts are available for students, military and local first responders) and children ages 12 and under are free. The Community Day festivities are also open to the general public and will feature all-ages activities.