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Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Visit their website or download the app for more upcoming events.

Spiked Ice Cream

Drinks or ice cream? That’s no longer a difficult either/or choice now that Tipsy Scoop’s first brick-and-mortar Barlour is serving boozy ice cream flavors like red velvet martini, mango margarita sorbet and tequila Mexican “hot” chocolate. Bring your ID and a designated driver.

Where: Tipsy Scoop (Kips Bay), 217 E 26th Street
When: Tuesday-Sunday from 12-10pm

Seedy New York Films

What was New York like in the late 70s? The 44 films being screened at the Film Forum this month show audiences a seedier side of the Big Apple. Don’t miss cult classics like the “Warriors,” “Serpico,” “The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three,” “Midnight Cowboy” and “Marathon Man.” Tickets start at $8

Where: Film Forum (South Village), 208 W Houston Street
When: Through Thursday, July 27th

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Nothing beats Shakespeare in the Park, but we think Shakespeare in the Parking Lot from The Drilling Company comes pretty close. We are partial to this neighborhood performance for its creative energy and staging of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” FREE

Where: The Parking Lot behind The Clemente (Lower East Side), 107 Suffolk Street
When: Thursday, Jul. 20-Saturday, Jul. 22 at 7pm

Water Front Taco Festival

Come get those tacos, baby! The Taco Fest will feature 30 local vendors who’ll be serving a variety of unlimited $3 tacos. The fun continues with tequila samplings, a margarita bar, cooking demos, eating contests, live music and wrestling! FREE

Where: Pier 25 (Tribeca), West Street & N Moore Street
When: Saturday, July 22 from 12-6pm

Mark Flood’s “Google Murder Suicide”

Mark Flood’s solo show “Google Murder Suicide” takes a hard look at our complicated relationship with the digital world. The works on display touch on topics of obsession, intrusion and isolation. FREE

Where: Maccarone Gallery (West Village), 630 Greenwich Street
When: Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm (through Friday, Jul. 28)

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