Trip by Skyscanner 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 by Skyscanner’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 by Skyscanner. Visit the Trip by Skyscanner site or download the app for more upcoming events.

Cupcake Wars


This Sunday, cupcake lovers can feast on 24 original cupcakes flavors from local chefs who will be competing for the grand prize. This sweet event includes abundant tastings (you’ll want bring along to-go containers) plus dancing to help burn off those calories. Tickets $17.37- $37.87
Taj II (Flatiron)
Sunday, Apr. 15 from 3-7pm

Hester Street Fair Opening Day


Hester Street Fair is back for another year of great local food alongside original designers and artists. Come by to check out the new vendors and to get a sneak peek of this year’s events and collaborations. FREE
Hester Street Fair (Lower East Side)
Saturday, Apr. 14 from 11am-6pm

Prince Concert Booze Cruise w. Erotic City


Expect an unforgettable night on this booze cruise that will celebrate the life and music of his royal badness, Prince. The live tribute band, headlined by Julian Stefon, promises an all-out glamorous stage show that will have revelers partying like it’s 1999! $19.99-$29.99. Age 21+
SkyPort Marina (Kips Bay)
Saturday, Apr. 14 at 7pm

Earth Day Initiative


Swing by Union Square this Sunday where dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, and green campaigns will be promoting a greener and healthier New York lifestyle. FREE
Union Square (Union Square)
Sunday, Apr. 15 from 12-7pm

Pen World Voice


This year’s PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature events are dedicated to the theme of “Resist and Reimagine,” with workshops, panels, readings, and talks featuring over than 165 writers of over 50 nationalities, among them Hillary Clinton, Roxane Gay, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o,Valeria Luiselli, Colson Whitehead, and Hwang Sok-yong. FREE and paid events.

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Monday, Apr. 16-Sunday, Apr. 22 (check site for times)