Downtown TripPicks: June 26 – July 3

by | Jun 26, 2017 | Culture, Downtown Living 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 the site or download the app for more upcoming events.


Asian Film Festival

At the New York Asian Cinema Festival, cinephiles can screen a wide range of films from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia that “say something both very local and specific to their countries of origin and something very universal.” Tickets start at $9.

The SVA Theater and Walter Reade Theater
Friday, June 30-Sunday, July 16 (check site for showtimes)


New Beer Garden on the Bowery  

Say hello to your new summer spot! The new Bowery Beer Garden boasts 40 beers on tap, a total of 80 TVs throughout its sprawling space, oyster happy hour with $1 oysters and delicious takes on American staples. It’s the perfect place to watch the game with a large group of friends.

Bowery Beer Garden (Lower East Side)
Daily from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.


New York Pools Open

Beginning June 29, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle or cannonball in one of over 60 public swimming pools across the five boroughs. Cool off at Lower East Side’s Hamilton Fish Pool or Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in the West Village. Free.

Check site for complete list of locations
Daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (cleaning break from 3-4 p.m.)


Wine Guide and Tasting

Feeling clueless when it comes to wine? You’re not alone. Many before you have stood with blank stares trying to choose the right bottle of wine, for the right occasion. Bon Appétit writer Marissa A. Ross offers an “in-depth guide to wine that is both unpretentious and comprehensive.” Join her at the Strand for wine tasting and a discussion of her new book, “Wine. All the Time.” $15 admission includes $15 gift card; $20 admission includes a signed copy of the book.

The Strand (East Village)
Wednesday, June 28 from 7-8 p.m.


Seedy New York Tour

This adult only (18+) walking tour covers the less glamorous side of New York – we are talking about Sex, Liquor and Murder!  Walk through the Wickedest Ward and hear “stories of sordid murders, notorious criminals, and infamous houses of ill repute.” $25

South Street Seaport Museum (South Street Seaport)
Friday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.


WTC Greenmarket Returns

After 16 years, the World Trade Center farmers market returns to Oculus Plaza. Swing by for fresh, local veggies and gourmet treats like cheese from Consider Bradwell Farm, Beth’s Farm Kitchen jams and, for those tough days, potato vodka from 1857 Spirits.

Oculus Plaza (Financial District)
Tuesdays from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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