GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: SUN MAY, 15TH-SUN MAY, 22TH

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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. Pop Music Fest
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Thurs, May 19th-Sun, May 22nd

We love the NYC Pop Fest because we can check out cool indie pop artists from around the world. These year’s lineup includes Allo Darlin’, Alpaca Sports, Big Quiet, Even As We Speak, Trashcan Sinatras, The Hairs, Simon Love and many more.

2. River Games
Hudson River Park, Pier 26 (Tribeca)
Sat, May 21st from 7:30am-8pm

Forget the gym! Get summer ready at Hudson River Park. Part fundraiser, part olympics, the Hudson River Park Games are a series of individual and group fitness activities that are both challenging and fun. There is will be flying trapeze clinics,  paddleboard, yoga, soccer and more.

3. Taste of Tribeca
334 Greenwich street (Tribeca)
Sat, May 21st from 11:30am to 3pm

Over 60 of the finest Tribeca establishments like The Odeon, Nobu, Marc Forgione, Duane Park Patisserie, Tribeca Grill, White Street, Baked, Café Noir, Bouley and Brushstroke (both Michelin star recipients) will be offering tastings from their menus. Included in the ticket price are the self-guided wine and beer tours where local pubs and wines shops will offer special samplings. Rain or shine, there will be live entertainment, kid and sports areas, so bring the whole family.

4. Funny Fest
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Thurs, May 19th-Sat, May 21st (Check site for showtimes)

The 5th and final edition of New York Funny Song Fest will go out with a bang – 4 days of raucous comedy fun with events like Costume Ball, Out of Towners Hoe, Funny Songs, Karaoke and much more!

5. Passport to Taiwan
Union Square North (Union Square)
Sun, May 22nd from 12-5pm

Taiwan is one of the most magical places in the world. For those that can’t make the trip this year, we recommend checking out the 15th Annual Passport to Taiwan Festival. It showcases Taiwanese culture with food delicacies like Lobaben, Stir Fry Rice Vermicelli and Bamboo Tamale, demonstration from Taiwanese craft masters at work and performances from MAD Theater and the very awesome Dwagie.

6. Dance Parade
Tompkins Square Park (East Village)
Sat, May 21st from 1-7pm

According to Martha Graham, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” That means you can let your soul speak at the annual Dance Parade and Dance Fest. Join the procession and salsa, tango, waltz, hula and break dance your soul to a wide range of world beats and sounds! Then, hit the after-party in Tompkins Square Park [15] for dance workshops and dance performances.

7.  Pop Culture Fest
Milk Studios (Meatpacking)
Sat, May 21st-Sun, May 22nd

The Vulture Festival celebrates entertainment and pop culture. Though some popular events are sold out, there is the opportunity to get standby tickets the day of the show (concerts, live tapings, premiere, screenings, podcasts, etc.) to see the likes of David Schwimmer, David Chase, Shonda Rhimes, Sarah Silverman and many more.

– 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 feel free to email details about the event to events@gogobot.com