Even More Connection to Culture

We've mentioned the Downtown Connection bus before. It's a convenient (and free!) way to explore Lower Manhattan.

You might want to take it - to take in some of the following Lower Manhattan offerings:

The Schimmel Center (3 Spruce Street)

This theater has the world premiere of "Salon Songbook: The Gershwins and Friends", a celebration of songwriting’s most successful sibling partnership—including a few of their rare gems as well as some of Ira’s collaborations with Harold Arlen and Jerome Kern", as well as  "American Dance Spectacular!", an "exploration of the 20th century’s flashiest dances", featuring leading Broadway dancers and vocalists and a live band.

( From schimmelcenter.org )

The China Institute (100 Washington Street)

The Institute offers arts and culture programs such as exhibits, lectures, screenings and workshops, including the current exhibit, "Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou", and a screening of "Almost Heaven"  and a workshop on the ancient technique of Ink Rubbing:

The 8th Annual "Taste of the Seaport" (Seaport District on Front Street between Fulton Street and Peck Slip)

This 1-day event (October 21st) showcases delectable Lower Manhattan restaurants delicacies and "an array of local vendors, artisans, and entertainers." Proceeds benefit the arts and enrichment programs for two downtown public schools. There's also live entertainment - as well as activities for kids at their KidsZone.

( From tasteoftheseaport.org )