GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Aug. 1-Monday, Aug. 8

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Gogobot 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.” Gogobot’s GoGo 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 in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

 

1. Outdoor Screening of The Goonies
Union Square Park (Union Square)
Thursday, Aug. 4 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM

The film The Goonies taps into our sense of adventure, our belief that we can right wrongs, and that friendship is the strongest force in the world. If you know this 80s classic, we don’t need to convince you that  it’s one of the greatest films of all time. If you’ve never heard of it then do yourself a favor, grab a few friends and head to Union Square Park for an outdoor screening of this marvelous film. FREE

 

2. Summer Streets
Check website for locations
Saturday, Aug. 6, 13 and 20 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Summer Streets is a large-scale block party that celebrates New York’s best feature–its streets. Modeled after similar program in Europe and Central America, the objective is to remind New Yorkers that the concrete jungle can also be very green. Starting at Brooklyn Bridge and extending to Central Park, 7 miles of streets will be closed to traffic but open to arts and crafts workshops, musical performances, dancing, healthy food stands, massive water slide, rock climbing wall zipline and much more. Bike, run, stroll, hop or skip on down! FREE

 

3. El Caribefunk Concert
Joe’s Pub (East Village)
Thursday, Aug. 4 at 9:30 PM

We are beating the heat with El Caribefunk at Joe’s Pub. The band’s unique sound blends the best of salsa, funk, and reggae. Trust us, you’ll want to leave the AC behind to see these guys. $15

 

4. Silent Summer Dance Party
Nelson A. Rockefeller, Jr. Park (Battery Park City)
Saturday, Aug. 6 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

You could hit the beach this weekend or you can enjoy the sun with a view, music and dancing at Battery Park’s Silent Summer Dance Party. There will be a live DJ and food trucks. FREE, with headphones included.

 

5. Fivestory Sample Sale
260 Sample (SoHo)
Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Thursday, Aug. 4-Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, Aug. 7 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Luxury retailer Fivestory’s off-site sale is heaven on earth for those longing to buy threads (and accessories) from the likes of Balmain, Thakoon, Creatures of the Wind, Chalayan, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Cushnie et Ochs at 80% off.  

 

If you know of great events happening in your neck of the woods that might be a fit for a future GoGo This Week column, please feel free to email details about the event to events@gogobot.com

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