Downtown TripPicks: Aug 14-Aug 21

by | Aug 14, 2017 | Downtown Living, Events is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.”’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Visit their website or download the app for more upcoming events.

Sabbia Summer Party

Celebrate summer at Eataly’s seasonal rooftop restaurant Sabbia. This Italian summer party will feature a live DJ, a selection of the restaurant’s most loved wines, beers and cocktails, and yummy seaside-inspired bites. $95

Where: Eataly (Flatiron), 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
When: Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 9 pm to 12 am

New York Speakeasy Jazz Party

Meet us at The Back Room, “one of only two speakeasies in New York City that operated during Prohibition,” for an evening of music with Svetlana & The Delancey Five. Be ready to dance and toast with tea cups. FREE

Where: The Back Room (Lower East Side), 102 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002
When: Monday, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 from 9 pm to 1 am

Secret History of the Subway System

Get the inside scoop on New York’s oldest train stations. Starting at the Brooklyn Bridge Station, transit expert and guide Gary Dennis will take participants all the way to Grand Central Terminal, all the while revealing the stations’ secret and sometimes seedy history. Tickets start at $29  

Where: The David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building (Civic Center), 1 Centre St, New York, NY 10007
When: Sunday, Aug. 20 from 11 am to 1:30 pm

Margarita March

We doubt those taking part in the Margarita March will do any actual marching (the kind that would require coordination and regular measured steps) as a ticket to this downtown bar hop entitles participants to eight tequila drinks at eight different downtown bars. Tickets $65

Where: Check site for complete list of locations
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 20 from 12 to 10 pm

Walking Meditation and Film Screening

Director Marc J. Francis and monastics will first lead a four-block walking meditation before joining the audience for a screening of his film, “Walk With Me,” a “cinematic journey into the world of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and his Plum Village retreat in rural France.” The screening will be followed by a group meditation led by monastics featured in the film. $18

Where: Union Square and The Rubin Museum (Chelsea), 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1:15 pm

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