Downtown TripPicks: Aug 28 – Sep 4

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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 their website or download the app for more upcoming events.

Baile De Favela

Taking cues from the “traditions of Rio de Janeiro’s big bailes,” this Brazilian party is going all out with DJs Massa, Tieta and Agachadinho, funk carioca dance contest, live batucada and passista performances, and yummy traditional foods. Tickets start at $15

Le Poisson Rouge (West Village)
Sunday, Sept. 3 from 9:30pm-4am

Unicycle Festival

Who says two is better than one? The Unicycle Festival celebrates the greatest invention of them all: the wheel. Just the one wheel… With tons of events throughout the five boroughs, pros and amateurs alike can enjoy monowheel fun with long distance rides, workshops, unicycle classes, performances, unicycle hockey, basketball, sumo and trials. FREE

Check website for complete list of locations
Thursday, Aug. 31-Sunday, Sept. 3 (Check website for times)

Broad City Colorbook and Trivia

If you thought the Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Broad City series could not get any better, we have exciting news. To celebrate the new season, the gals are getting their very own coloring book from Brooklyn artist Mike Perry. He’ll be in attendance for a special night of coloring, trivia, prizes, snacks, booze and refreshments. Tickets start at $10

Strand Book Store (East Village)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 78:30pm

Dinner and a Movie

What makes outdoor films at the Oculus Plaza special? For one, the setup overlooks the spectacular Oculus and each screening (New York films only!) is prefaced with live music, trivia, prizes and the opportunity to purchase dinner from Eataly. This Friday, get swept away with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” FREE

Oculus Plaza (TriBeCa)
Friday, Sept. 1 from 5-9pm

Greenwich Village Free Walking Tours

On this walking tour you’ll visit historic landmarks, including the former homes and workspaces of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Jackson Pollock, and learn all about the long and thrilling history of this bohemian neighborhood as it continues to attract and host the most interesting of characters. FREE

St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery (East Village)
Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11:30am-1pm