Downtown TripPicks: Aug 7-Aug 14

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Coming Up, Culture, 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. 

Run Club With Benefits

You gotta love it when a place entices you to work out by offering refreshments, giveaways and other celebratory treats. And, to make sure you’re getting the most of your workout, the 837 Run Club, a partnership between Samsung 837 and lululemon, takes experienced and novice runners on a 3 mile run with an expert lululemon run coach. FREE

Where: Samsung 837 (Chelsea), 837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
When: Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10am

Khalid Live

Khalid’s debut single “Location” won the praise of many critics. Although young, his lyrics are sincere and heartfelt and his velvety voice is nothing short of extraordinary. Let his music woo you into a beautiful, relaxing space. FREE

Where: East River Park Amphitheater at East River Park (Lower East Side), East River Promenade, New York, NY 10002
When: Saturday, Aug. 12 from 5-7pm

Ice Cream Sushi

The newly opened Gelarto (gelato+art, get it?) is once again upping New York’s ice cream game. Straight out of Turin, this quirky ice cream shop serves pillowy brioche ice cream sandwiches and yummy homemade waffles topped with ice cream, but we’re gushing over the gelato shaped like sushi. Really, a work of art!

Where: Gelarto (East Village), 145 Avenue A, New York, NY 10003
When: Sunday-Thursday from 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday from 11am-11pm

Battery Park Dance Festival

Now in its 36th year, the Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival, and, set against the backdrop of the New York Harbor, its most beautiful. See an array of diverse styles from local and international dancers and choreographers “present original works of high artistic merit.” This year’s highlights include performances by Janis Brenner and Dancers, Martha Graham School, Viraja and Shyamjith Kiran, Elías Aguirre Company, Michelle Dorrance, Mophato Dance Theater, Paul Taylor and Co. Nacional De Danza Contemporánea De República Dominicana. FREE

Where: Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (Battery Park City), 20 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280
When: Sunday, Aug. 13-Friday, Aug. 18 from 7-9pm

A Magnum Retrospective

Magnum Manifesto celebrates 70 years of breathtaking photography. It features “group and individual projects…over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents” from Mikhael Subotzky, Alec Soth, Christopher Anderson, Paul Fusco, Jonas Bendiksen, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raymond Depardon, Susan Meiselas, Bieke Depoorter, Martine Franck, Dennis Stock, Leonard Freed, Sergio Larrain, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Chris Steele-Perkins and many others. Tickets start at $14.

Where: The International Center of Photography (Nolita), 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday-Sunday from 10am-6pm; Thursday from 10am-6pm (Through Sunday, Sep. 3)

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