7. The Return of Canstruction at Brookfield Place

Image from Canstruction 2016 at Brookfield Place

The food charity and design competition, Canstruction, will return to Brookfield Place on November 3rd. The 100,000 unopened cans of food used to create life-size sculptures, will be donated to City Harvest for distribution to about 500 soup kitchens and food pantries across New York City. Twenty-six teams of the city’s top architecture and engineering design firms and the students they mentor spend months planning and designing their entries, and all of them arrive at Brookfield Place for an overnight installation of the entire exhibit. See photos of this year’s entries here.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, however, visitors are encouraged to participate by bringing a high-quality, non-perishable can of food to be donated along with the cans used in the competition. Winners are chosen by a team of judges, but be sure to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award, and check out the related events. Canstruction is presented by Arts Brookfield, and will be on view through November 16 at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street. While you’re there, check out a few of the outdoor art installations on the Esplanade.