GOGO THIS WEEK: Monday, Nov. 14 – Monday, Nov. 21

by | Nov 14, 2016 | Downtown Living, Events

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:

Photo: Shinya Suzuki/Flickr

Photo: Shinya Suzuki/Flickr

  1. Artisan Holiday Market

Union Square  (Union Square)

Monday-Friday from 11:00 AM-8:00 PM; Saturday from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM; Sunday from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM  (through Saturday, Dec. 24)

Pitching their candycane tents, the return of the Union Square Holiday Market this Thursday makes it clear the holidays are here. The eclectic selections of handmade, local and artisan gifts — everything from soaps, books and jewelry to ceramics, chocolates and sweaters — at this outdoor market will impress even the most fussy person on your gift list. And, as a reward for getting your Christmas shopping done early, swing by Doughnuttery for a hot cider and a doughnut.


Photo: Rosie Tuliips/Flickr


  1. Thanksgiving in a Single Bite

Milk Bar (all locations)


You don’t have to wait till the 24th to fall back on the couch in a turkey induced coma. If you need your turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce fix right now, then just head to Milk Bar where your favorite meal has been neatly stuffed in a flaky croissant crust. You heard right… for the entire month of November you can gobble up the Thanksgiving Croissant at all Milk Bar locations.


Photo: Phil Roeder/Flickr

  1. Chinatown Food Tour

Museum of Chinese in America

Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Chinatown Food Tour presented by Museum of Chinese in America is your insider’s guide to the culinary offering of New York’s Chinatown. Come (re)discover this vibrant neighborhood and sample the diversity of Chinese cuisine. Tickets start at $25.

Photo: Kevin Shine/Flickr

Photo: Kevin Shine/Flickr

  1. Wine, Chocolate and Sexy Tips

Babeland (SoHo)

Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 PM

Seeing that the weather is getting cold, and with the holidays are upon us, some of us may be spending more and more time at home, Babeland is offering FREE wine, chocolate and tips to spice things up! Get there early: the first ten guests get goodie bags and one sexy winner will nab a gift basket with “luxe items from Babeland, Chelsea Wine Vault, and Raaka Chocolate.” FREE 

Photo: Robert Lio/Flickr

Photo: Robert Lio/Flickr

  1. Nom Wah Nolita

Nom Wah Nolita (Nolita)


The new Nom Wah Nolita still serves the dim sum that made the original Nom Wah Tea Parlor famous, but there are a number of new dishes at this sleeker spinoff  (char siu glazed pork ribs, kohlrabi salad, Cantonese smoked chicken leg with ginger scallion sauce) that will no doubt merit a following all of their own.


Courtesy of the Pit


  1. Shrink: Puppet Therapy

The Striker (Flatiron)

Monday, Nov. 14 at 9:30PM

When life is hard, and it is sooo hard right now, and you need more than a friend…when problems of this magnitude need a professional touch…only a puppet can get things back on track. Shrink: Puppet Therapy is an improv puppet show that promises to “accomplish what it would take a lifetime to work out in regular therapy…” We are sold! $5

Photo: Terry Matthews/Unsplash

Photo: Terry Matthews/Unsplash

  1. The Standard Skate Rink

The Standard, High Line (Chelsea)

Monday-Friday from 12:00 PM-12:00 AM; Saturday-Sunday from 9:00 AM-1:00 AM

This intimate — which in New York means not swarming with tourists — skate rink at The Standard is our go-to place for a spin on the ice, alone or with that special someone. Grab a hot-something — cider, toddy and chocolate are all on offer – and you’ve got the perfect date night. Tickets are $12 with $3 skate rental; kids $6 with $3 skate rental.

-Courtesy of Gogobot

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

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