Downtown TripPicks: June 5 – June 12, 2017

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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 site or download the app for more upcoming events.

 

Photo courtesy of Hotel 50 Bowery. 

New Rooftop Bar

A new rooftop bar, aptly named the The Crown, now tops the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery. Come check out the breathtaking views of Manhattan and Brooklyn while sampling Asian-inspired craft cocktails and  “a small menu of rotating globally-inspired street food.” Trust us: you’re going to be very impressed.

Hotel 50 Bowery (Chinatown)
Sunday-Wednesday from 12 pm-2am; Thursday-Saturday from 12pm-4am

 

The Zinfandel Experience

Though the grape’s origin can be traced to Croatia and Italy, Zinfandel is the quintessential American wine. The Zinfandel Experience showcases the wine’s versatility, which ranges from dry to semi-sweet, with wine samples from awarding wineries.  Tickets start at $69.

Union Square Ballroom (Union Square)
Wednesday, June 7 from 7-10pm

 

Kundalini Disco Yoga

Awaken your higher self with groovy music, Kundalini yoga and meditation. This original two hour class will take participants on a unique spiritual journey that will rejuvenate, renew and revitalize from the inside out. Class is $30.

Woom Center (Nolita)
Sunday, June 11 from 2-4pm

 

Washington Square Classical Music Festival

June 6 marks the start of a month-long classical concert series at Washington Square Park. We can’t imagine a lovelier Tuesday evening than in the company of Bizet and Carl Orff‘s “Carmina Burana” with The Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus, and soloists. Free event.

Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
Tuesday, June 6 at 8pm

Lower East Side Film Festival

The Lower East Side Film Festival showcases low-budget and independent films from across the globe, but this affair is far from low-profile. Don’t miss the opening night film “Avenues” and the after-party hosted by Vimeo at DROM where a $20 cover includes live music and an open bar with beer and wine. While you’re at it, hit up the filmmaker reception and ice cream social on the rooftop of Meet on Bowery. Tickets start at $16.

Check out the site for a complete list of venues and times
Thursday, June 8-Thursday, June 15 

 

Bourbon Bash

Meet fellow bourbon enthusiasts and enjoy eight different premium bourbon tastings at eight different downtown bars. Among them Copper Still, 2A, Parkside Lounge, East Village Social and Plug Uglies at the New York City Bourbon Bash. Neat, on the rocks, or with a soda mixer: it’s bottoms up! Tickets are $65.

Parkside Lounge (Lower East Side)
Saturday, June 10 from 12-10pm

Big Apple BBQ

“Get sauced” with 15 of the finest pitmasters from across the county during two days of Big Apple Barbecue. We can’t wait to taste the heat and smoke from Hometown Bar-B-Que, Baker’s Ribs, Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ and Salt Lick BBQ. There will also be live musical performances throughout the day.

Madison Square Park (Flatiron)
Saturday, June 10-Sunday June 11 from 11am-6pm

Outdoor Moonlight Screening

Presented in partnership with The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center in observance of June’s LGBTQ Pride Month, don’t miss Barry Jenkins’ moving coming-of-age story, “Moonlight“, under the stars. Free event.

Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (Meatpacking District)
Wednesday, June 7 from 8:30-11:30pm