GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Aug. 15-Monday, Aug. 22

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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. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot:

 

1. Innovative Bagels and Bialys
Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys (Lower East Side)
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (daily)

To celebrate national sandwich month, Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys is partnering with local businesses to create elaborate and very tasty New York style sandwiches. This Sunday wraps up the collaboration with Ivan Ramen, but this week you can bite into a Fung Tu‘s Smoked Chicken Sandwich, a garlic-chive-sesame pretzel, smoked chicken with Szechuan spices, avocado, lettuce, tomato and matchstick potatoes. The following week check out Justin Warner‘s Foie Gras Sandwich. Through Aug. 31.

 

2. Weekends with Fellini
IFC (West Village)
Friday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11:00 AM

As film and lovers and italophiles, we would not miss the rare opportunity to spend the weekend with Italian film boss, Mr. Fellini. This weekend the IFC will screen Roma as part of an 11-film retrospective running through Sept. 25. Tickets: $8

 

3. Margarita March
Parkside Lounge (Lower East Side)
Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 21 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

We doubt those taking part in the Margarita March will do any actual marching (the kind that would require  coordination and regular measured steps) as a ticket to this downtown bar hop entitles participants to 8 tequila drinks at 8 different bars. Tickets: $65

 

4. Blues BBQ
Hudson River Park, Pier 97 (Chelsea)
Saturday, Aug. 20 at 2:00 PM

Nothing goes better with a plate of smoky BBQ than side of the Blues. Get your fill of BBQ from the city’s finest BBQ spots (Arrogant Swine, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Fort Gansevoort BBQ and Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue) while listening to sweet sounds of Gaye and the Wild Rutz, Cash Box Kings, Bernard Allison and others. FREE!

 

5. India Day Parade
Madison Avenue East 38th-East 23rd
Sunday, Aug. 21 from 12-6pm

The India Day Parade in New York  is the largest parade formed by Indians abroad. A slew of cultural programs, performances and foods will represent the diversity of Indian cultures and language present in New York. FREE!

 

6. Battle Of The Burger
South Street Seaport (Financial District)
Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5- 7pm or 8- 10pm

Time Out New York’s Battle Of The Burger is a chance to taste 20 of the city’s best burgers (among them Black Tap, The Breslin, The Dutch and The Clocktower) and guzzle plenty of free Budweiser beer! Tickets: $50 (for ages 21+)

 

7. New Shopping Center
The Westfield World Trade Center (Financial District)
Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 12-9pm (regular hours 10am-9pm)

If you’re looking to escape the heat but not the opportunity to do some shopping and eat awesome food, then swing for the grand opening of Westfield World Trade Center. So far the center will house Apple, Aesop, Kusmi Tea, Links, Eataly and a host of other trendy businesses. “Shop. Eat. Drink. Play. All under one magnificent roof.”

 

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 send details about the event to events@gogobot.com

– Courtesy of Gogobot

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