by | Oct 3, 2016 | Coming Up, Culture, Downtown Living, Events

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Gogobot 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.” Gogobot’s GoGo This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot:

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1. Bob’s Burgers Art Tribute
Spoke Art NYC (Lower East Side)
Wednesday-Sunday 11am-7pm (Through Sunday, Oct. 16)

Can’t get enough of Bob’s Burgers? We can’t either and that’s why we won’t be missing an entire art show dedicated to this quirky animated sitcom. On display are dozens of remixed, fine art versions of America’s favorite family. FREE


2. New Yorker Festival
Check website for complete list of venues
Friday, Oct. 7-Sunday, Oct. 9

The New Yorker Festival is your favorite magazine come to life! The weekend long festival is a chance to hear and see what makes this magazine  intellectually stimulating. On the roster are conversations and panels from Louis C.K., Malcolm Gladwell, Jeremy Lin, Ann Goldstein, Keegan Michael Key, Jonathan Safran Foer and many other fascinating people talking about relevant topics in politics, science, music history, art, cinema, food and the environment. Tickets start at $45


3. Slice Out Hunger
St Anthony’s Church (West Village)
Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6-9pm

Pizza, unlike many things in life, seldom disappoints. But, you won’t have to worry about quality at the annual Slice Out Hunger event since you’ll be tasting some of the best slices New York has to offer, and for a good cause.  The fundraiser will be offering $1 slices from over 50 New York pizzerias among them, Two Boots, Patsy’s, Sal’s Little Italy, Speedy Romeo, Roberta’s and Dough.



Photo: Courtesy of artist

4. Art in Odd Places
14th street from Ave. C to Hudson River
Thursday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 9

14th Street slices through the widest part of Manhattan. Should you decide to cross Manhattan this weekend, you’ll find the outdoor art exhibition Art in Odd Places. Art will pop up in the most unlikely places; look for performance pieces, posters, installations, sculptures, listening stations and even interactive apps that explore this year’s theme of race. FREE


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Photography by Ty Cole

5. Architecture+October=Archtober
Check website for complete list of locations
Through October (check website for dates and times)

October is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month which means every single day in October is dedicated to a single building’s design and history. Sometimes it’s a small boutique,  a farm, a pier or a big museum like the Whitney. Whichever day you choose, you’ll see NY’s many structures in a completely new light. FREE and paid events



6. Latest Ice Cream Trend
Taiyaki NYC (Little Italy/Chinatown)
Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-10pm

New York’s most current obsession is a fish-shaped ice cream cone called taiyaki. We don’t know how long the trend will last, but we are definitely joining the line to get our fish-shaped waffle cone filled with matcha and black sesame soft serve.



7. Parade of Boats
Pier 61 (Chelsea)
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6pm

Part of the Heros of the Harbor Celebration, the Parade of Boats is a an “urban flotilla” display showcasing  New York’s waterfront community. It’s a pretty spectacular show which includes a narrator detailing the boats’ stories. FREE


If you know of great events happening in your neck of the woods that might be a fit for a future GoGo This Week column, please send details about the event to events@gogobot.com

-Courtesy of Gogobot

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