Trip.com 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.”
Trip.com’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 Trip.com. Visit the Trip.com site or download the app for more upcoming events.
1. Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Bar None (East Village)
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9:00 PM
Time to raid your family’s closet or hit the local thrift shop to find the most hideous Christmas sweater. Think acrylic, oversized sweaters with red nosed reindeers, poop colored gingerbread houses and men, gaudy snowflakes and, if you are lucky, blinking lights. Pop one on and join scores of others at the annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl. With so many atrocious sweaters, conversation starters won’t be lacking. Tickets cost $5.95.
2. Rothko (Pace)
Pace Gallery (Chelsea)
Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (through Saturday, Jan. 7)
Considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Mark Rothko’s exhibit at the Pace Gallery is a rare event! “Dark Palette” features an untitled piece that has has never been seen outside the US. FREE
3. Winter Hobbies
La Mano Pottery (Chelsea)
Monday-Friday from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
With the temperatures finally resembling the start of winter, it’s time to find a hobby to keep us busy for the long, cold months ahead. This year, we are going all “Ghost” with pottery workshops at La Mano Pottery. Introductory classes start at $75.
4. The Great Gatsby Party
Friday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
The roaring twenties never get old — the glamour, grandeur, decadence, the silk dresses and glass beads, the dapper suits and hats, the music, and the drinks, of course. The world’s biggest party comes to Capitale for a night of extravagant Gatsby style celebration. Champagne towers, live performances, music, dancers and plenty of sinful surprises await. Dress code: bootlegger, flappers or black tie. Tickets start at $75.
5. Digital Lives
201 Mulberry St. (Nolita)
Daily from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (through Wednesday, Dec. 14)
Although the Glass Room looks like a slick tech store, it’s not. Instead the Glass Room is a space that invites people to take a deeper look into the meaning of their online lives. It’s a place “to consider how you use technology and how those behind technology use you.” Make sure to check out the workshops and special events. FREE!
6. A Christmas Carol, The Musical
The Players Theater (Greenwich Village)
Sunday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Dec. 30 (check site for showtimes)
Christmas is the season of giving, a chance to reconnect with family and friends. It’s also a time to reflect on the past, present and future and to host some ghosts… “A Christmas Carol” at The Players Theatre is lively musical adaptation of the Dickens classic. Tickets start at $32.
7. Colombian Dance Showcase
Le Poisson Rouge (West Village)
Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
It’s all feet on stage on the annual Colombian Dance music showcase at Le Poisson Rouge. No wallflowers allowed at this party! Come ready to dance! Performances by Pajarillo Pinta’o Dance Company, Grupo Rebolú, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra, Gregorio Uribe, Nicolas Castañeda, Sebastián Cruz Band and Pacifico Chirimia. Tickets start at $15.