DOWNTOWN TRIPPICKS: MAY 22 – MAY 29

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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.


New York Loves Amy Winehouse

New York musicians pay tribute to one of the most unique voices in music history – Amy Winehouse. Storm Marrero, Aaron Marcellus, Howard Alper, Brian Collazo, Jerome Jordan and other New York musicians will be belting out all Amy’s soulful tunes. Tickets start at $12.

Drom (East Village)
Saturday, May 27 at 10:30pm

LES Arts Festival

Now in its 22nd year, the LES Festival of the Arts features a multitude of performances from the neighborhood’s vast pool of talent. This year’s theme, “Art V Tyranny,” is a reflection of the growing concern about funding cuts for the arts.  The three day fest features film screenings, dance performances, plays, comedy shows, poetry readings and street fair. FREE

Theater for the New City (Lower East Side)
Friday, May 26-Sun, May 28 (Check site for times)

Passport to Taiwan

For those that can’t make the trip to Taiwan this year, we recommend checking out the 16th annual Passport to Taiwan Festival. It showcases Taiwanese culture with food delicacies like lobaben, stir fry rice vermicelli and bamboo tamale, demonstrations from Taiwanese craft masters, live musical performances and dance. FREE

Union Square North (Union Square)
Sunday, May 28 from 12-5pm

Outdoor Art Performance

Tamar Ettun and the Moving Company’s PINK is  a multidisciplinary outdoor performance that uses “personal and collective narratives of aggression as tools for empowerment and social change.” Expect a colorful and original show that utilizes cool, innovative props to tell compelling stories. FREE

Bosque Fountain in the Battery Park (Battery Park)
Wednesday, May 24 from 6-7pm

Rosé on the Roof

For the second  summer in a row, the rooftop space at Eataly transforms into a seaside getaway pop-up restaurant, Sabbia, complete with cabanas and coastal themed drinks and fare. Come spend the evening tasting over 30 refreshing Italian rosé wines and “beachy southern-Italian inspired bites” during Eataly’s Rosé on the Roof event. $95

Eataly (Flatiron)
Thursday, May 25 from 8-11pm

Artists and Fleas New Location

Bigger and better, Artists and Fleas newest SoHo location will host a slew of new as well as long cherished vendors of jewelry, soaps, records, pottery, vintage threads, maps, candles, books, spices, hats, bags, mugs, wall art, beard paraphernalia, greeting cards and so much more!

Artists and Fleas SOHO (SoHo)
Monday-Saturday from 10am-8pm; Sunday from 11am-8pm