Downtown TripPicks: Mar. 19 – Mar. 26

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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.

Easter Egg Painting


Using wax, dyes and a stylus, to etch out symbolic Slavic motifs, participants will learn about and practice traditional Ukrainian Easter egg decorating, pysanky. Tickets $5-$15.

Ukrainian Museum (East Village)
Saturday, Mar. 24 and Sunday, Mar. 25 from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

New York Drinks NY


NY Drinks NY is an event that celebrates New York winemakers and food artisans. Sip and taste your way through the Finger Lakes, Long Island, the Hudson River Valley, Lake Erie, the Thousand Islands and Niagara Escarpment. These local pours and bites will confirm that New York is, and always was, the best at everything! Tickets $64.02-$86.89.

The Altman Building (Chelsea)
Tuesday, Mar. 20 from 6-8pm

Distillers Festival


Break out your sharpest suit and your best flapper dress for a scene straight out of “The Great Gatsby” at the fabulous Craft Distillers Festival at The Bowery Hotel. You’ll be doing the Charleston to 1920’s jazz band while sampling over 60 specially-selected craft spirits. Tickets $101.22-$175.07.

The Bowery Hotel (East Village)
Saturday, Mar. 24 (Check site for sessions)

Hump Festival


Curated by the sex/love columnist Dan Savage, Hump! is a racy film festival where amateur directors present short films for a chance to win cash prizes. The films explore the many facets and faces of sexuality. The results are sexy, funny, moving and often transcending amateur films. $25 18+

Cinema Village (Greenwich Village)
Friday, Mar. 23-Thursday, Mar. 29(check site for showtimes)

Affordable Art Fair


The Affordable Art Fair proves that it’s never too late or too early to start collecting art especially when prices start at $100. Potential buyers and art lovers can browse a wide range of works from today’s leading art galleries from across the country. Tickets start at $11.49.

Metropolitan Pavilion (Chelsea)
Tuesday, Mar. 21-Sunday, Mar. 25 (check site for hours)