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.

Weekend Pool Party

Every weekend, the fabulous James Hotel hosts JIMMY Summer Pool Parties. Starting at 3pm, the seasonal rooftop bar and pool open to the public.  Stop by to take in the views, enjoy a drink and take a dip. FREE

Where: James Hotel (SoHo)
When: Saturdays-Sundays at 3pm

City of Water Day

This Saturday, let the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance help you discover New York’s waterfront. FREE and with waterfront locations throughout the 5 boroughs, activities include kayaking, canoeing, rowing, paddling fishing and more. A day for the whole family, there will be boat tours, food, music and plenty of hands-on water fun for the kiddies. FREE

Where: Check site for complete list of locations
When: Saturday, July 15 from 10 am-4 pm

Billion Bubble Party

Billions of bubbles will be burst at this bubble party, and that’s not metaphorical… bring your own bubble making paraphernalia and let them loose. FREE

Where: Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
When: Saturday, July 15 from 1-3pm

LGBTQ Arts Fest

The Fresh Fruit Festival is a celebration of LGBTQ art and culture. The multidisciplinary arts festival features performance art, dance, theatre, video, film, spoken word, graphic arts and music. The goal of the festival is to fight intolerance by showcasing the various aspects of the LGBTQ experience from emerging and established artists. Tickets start at $18.

Where: The Wild Project (East Village), 195 E 3rd Street, New York, NY  10009
When: Monday, July 10 to Sunday, July 23 (check site for times)

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