GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Sunday, Jun. 12 – Sunday, Jun. 19

by | Jun 13, 2016 | Coming Up, 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. Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

 

1. Body Paint Rooftop Party
The DL Rooftop (Lower East Side)
Saturday, June 18 from 3-10pm

Music, tropical drinks, body paint and a BBQ on a New York City rooftop, in our book that spells paradise! We can’t wait to and slather ourselves in vibrant colors and dance to funky beats at this groovy rooftop party. $20

2. Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas
The Museum at Eldridge (Lower East Side)
Sunday, June 19 from 12-4pm

The Museum at Eldridge presents its annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival! Come celebrates the cultures that make Lower East Side one of the most diverse New York City neighborhoods. Hear Chinese opera, klezmer, salsa and plena music. Brush up on your Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish with onsite language lessons.  Learn Hebrew and Chinese scribal art, design Puerto Rican masks or play mah jongg. It goes without saying, egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas will be abundant. (Free)

3. American Wine
Union Square Ballroom (Union Square)
Thursday, June 16 from 2-9pm

Though the grape’s origin has been traced back to Croatia and Italy, Zinfandel is considered the quintessential American wine. Zinfandel Experience showcases the wine’s versatility, which ranges from dry to semi-sweet, with wine samples from awarding wineries and the chance to meet winemakers “who have helped make Zinfandel into California’s cult grape.” Tickets start at $85.

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4. Dance Week
Check website for complete list of studios
Thursday, June 16-Saturday, June 25 (check website for times)

During New York Dance Week notable dance and fitness studios invite participants to try their hand and foot at ballroom, tap, bhangra, mozambican, ballet, modern, swing, hip-hop, pilates or yoga. Take free classes at some of New York’s best dance and fitness studios, such as Mark Morris Dance Center, The Ailey Extension, Power Pilates, Harlem Dance Club, Ballet Academy East, Bolly X, H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory and many more. (Free)

5. Father’s Day StorySLAM
Housing Works (SoHo)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7pm

A Father’s Day special, The Moth StorySLAM is bringing audiences a wide range of stories about fathers. “A rolling stone or a rock, chronically absent or overbearingly present,” you’ll certainly hear some unforgettable tales about Dads. $10

6. Summer Hummus

Dizengoff (Chelsea) Daily from 10am – 10pm

Hummus –tangy, creamy and very shareable–is the perfect summer food. The wildly successful Philly hummus spot Dizengoff has opened an outpost in the Chelsea Market building. Once you taste the hummus, with its rotating selection of toppings accompanied with fresh pita bread, salad, and Israeli pickles, you’ll become regulars, like us.

7. Bourbon Bash
Parkside Lounge (Lower East Side)
Saturday, June 18 from 12-10pm

Whether you take your bourbon neat, on the rocks, or with a soda mixer, you can’t miss New York City Bourbon Bash! Meet fellow bourbon enthusiasts and enjoy 8 different premium bourbon tasting at 8 different downton bars, among them Copper Still, Parkside Lounge, Libation, 2A and East Village Social. $65

8. River to River
Check website for complete list of venues
Thursday, Jun. 16-Sunday Jun. 26 (check website for times)

Taking place in various location throughout lower Manhattan, the River to River Festival is a festival of music, theater, dance and art. Our must sees are Olga Bell (of the Dirty Projects), who will perform songs from her otherworldly (Russian wilderness inspired)“Krai” album, and installation works by Japanese artist Eiko Otake. Definitely hit up the Night at the Museums, which offers free admission to 16 cultural institutions. (Free)

-Courtesy of Gogobot

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