Downtown TripPicks: Aug 21 – Aug 28

0 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.”’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 Visit their website or download the app for more upcoming events.

Kid’s Food Festival

Let’s get cookin’! The Kid’s Food Festival is dedicated to promoting better eating habits through fun activities such as the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt, James Beard Foundation hands-on cooking classes and demos, live entertainment, music, dancing and lots of food samplings. $25

Westfield World Trade Center (Financial District)
Saturday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Aug. 27 from 10 am – 4 pm

Chinatown Food Tour

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

Museum of Chinese in America
Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1 – 2:30 pm

LGBTQ Dance Party

Host to epic Friday parties, Hot Rabbit is now free if you’ve got the password. Psst, it’s “Antelope.” Smoking hot beats provided by DJ Hazyl, with sultry performances by Sugar Magnolia and Kitty Cat. Photo mistress Grace Chu will be on hand to record the magic.

Boots & Saddle (West Village)
Friday, Aug. 25 from 11 pm – 4 am

Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Take a tour of Bordeaux with Gomi’s Bordeaux Extravaganza! The wine tasting will be accompanied by cheese and charcuterie. Cheers! $30

Gomi (East Village)
Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 pm

Totally 90’s Bar Crawl

Hosted by Kel Mitchell (Kenan & Kel, Goodburger), you’ll hit up a slew of East Village bars pumping 90s hits, offering drink specials and hosting giveaways and contests for the coveted 90s brand L.A. Gear. Dress your 90s best, baby! $29.99

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Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2 pm