Downtown TripPicks: Jan. 15 – Jan. 22

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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.

Epic Pork Event Cochon555

New York chefs will be preparing dozens of pork- (heritage breed pigs) based dishes at this one-of-a-kind culinary feast; each delicious dish will be carefully paired with wines, beers, and spirits, making this a genuinely all-inclusive experience. We have one piece of advice: Come very, very hungry. Tickets start at $130

SECOND floor NYC (Koreatown)
Sunday, Jan. 21 from 5-8pm

 

Outsider Art Fair New York

Coloring outside the lines makes for great (and some would argue, pure) art. The Outsider Art Fair brings together artists from across the world who share one defining quality: the guts to march to the beat of their own drum. Tickets start at $27.62

Metropolitan Pavilion (Chelsea)
Thursday, Jan. 18-Sunday, Jan. 21 (check website for times)

 

The Standard Skate Rink

The Standard is our go-to place for a spin on the ice, alone or with that special someone. Grab a hot something — cider, toddy, and chocolate are all on offer — and you’ve got the perfect date night. Tickets are $13 with $4 skate rental; kids $6 with $4 skate rental.

The Standard Highline (Chelsea)
Monday-Thursday from 12pm-12am; Friday from 12pm-1am;  Saturday from 9am-1am;  Sunday from 9am-12am

 

Kellogg’s Cereal Cafe is Back!

Kellogg’s Cereal Cafe is back, and it’s bigger and better! Start your morning off right with a DIY cereal bowl, or try one of Lauren Conrad’s delicious creations. For those extra rough mornings, we recommend a Pop-Tart Oddfellows ice cream sandwich.

Kellogg’s NYC (Gramercy Park)
Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm; Saturday from 9am-6pm; Sunday from 10am-4pm

 

Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival Kickoff Party

The Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival Kickoff Party will preview “all of the festival’s inventive hot chocolates” alongside yummy pastries. Can’t make it? Starting Saturday, Jan. 20, stop by Ladurée, Fika, La Maison du Chocolat, Baked, Epicerie Boulud, Daily Provisions, Petrossian Bakery, Brooklyn Roasting Company, and Patisserie Chanson to try out unique hot chocolate concoctions and help raise funds for C-CAP’s Job Training Program. $35.

Ladurée (SoHo)
Thursday, Jan. 18 from 5:30-7:30pm