GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Oct. 10 – Monday, Oct. 17

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Photography by Tony Shi

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:

Food on display at Giada De Laurentiis' Italian Feast presented by Ronzoni sponsored by The New York Post (Getty Images)

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1. New York City Wine & Food Festival
Check website for complete list of venues
Thursday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 16 (check website for times)

The Food Network and Cooking Channel extravaganza known as the New York City Wine & Food Festival is a cornucopia of tastings, talks, classes and food parties with all your favorite chefs and TV personalities. Tickets start at $85.

Photo: Courtesy of Craft Beer Festival

2. Craft Beer Fest
Lexington Armory (Flatiron)
Friday, Oct. 14 from 8-10:30pm; Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2-4:30pm and 7-9:30pm

You’re in a for a real brewer’s treat at the NYC Craft Beer Festival. Over 75 breweries from across the country will be pouring their limited release and seasonal selections. Tickets start at $55.

Photo: Courtesy of Skirball Center

3. Ludovico Einaudi Live
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (Greenwich Village)
Monday, Oct. 17 – Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 PM

Those looking for a truly unique listening experience must see Italian alt-classical composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi in concert. He’ll be playing works from his latest album, Elements. Tickets start at $69.

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4. Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway
City Hall Park (Civic Center)
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Untapped Cities‘ tours have been taking us to the most wonderful (and most secret) places around New York. This week, we are going underground on a Tour of the Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway. Trust us, this is one train you don’t want to miss. $35

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5. Taste of the Seaport
Front Street between Fulton Street and Peck Slip (South Street Seaport)
Saturday, Oct. 15th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Nothing beats an afternoon spent at the South Street Seaport. This Saturday come (re)discover the culinary delights of Lower Manhattan. Over 40 restaurants will be offering sampling from their sweet and savory menus. $35 for five tastings.

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6. Funky Halloween Candy
Economy Candy (East Village)
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If you never been to this one-of-a kind shop in the East Village, Halloween is the perfect excuse to browse and stock up on some seriously cool, weird and old school candy: Turkish Taffy, Bubble Gum Cigars and Cigarettes, Candy Buttons, Push Pop, Charleston Chew, Big League Chewing Gum, Cry Baby Tears and our personal favorites: Shakespearean Insult Gum, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Pop Rocks! The kids in your apartment building with thank you, if the candy even makes it that far.

 

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