GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Oct. 24 – Monday, Oct. 31


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:


Photo: Will Purcell
Photo: Will Purcell

1. Daybreaker Morning Masquerade
Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 40 (South Village)
Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Start your Halloween party game early this year… how about 6:00 AM? Daybreaker NYC takes its crazy morning party aboard the Hornblower Infinity for its Morning Masquerade! Dress up as your most awesome version! As always, expect live performances, special surprises, coffee, juices and breakfast treats. Tickets start at $32.


Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain

2. Meet Anthony Bourdain
Barnes & Noble Union Square (Union Square)
Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 PM

Our appetites are whet for Anthony Bourdain’s first cookbook in ten years! We wouldn’t miss the opportunity to pick up his new book, Appetites: A Cookbook, and to meet the the globe-trotting “bad boy” of cooking in person. FREE


Photo courtesy of Mano A Mano
Photo courtesy of Mano A Mano

3. Día De Los Muertos
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery (East Village)
Friday, Oct. 28 – Monday, Oct. 31 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM

In Mexico, Día De Los Muertos is not about costumes and candy corn, it is a serious holiday that allows those that have lost loved ones to honor and celebrate the deceased with offerings of food, wine, flowers and candles. Each year, Mano A Mano sets up a beautiful altar where people can learn about and take part in the true traditions and practices of Día de Muertos. Participants will enjoy art workshops, Mexican foods, arts and crafts marketplace and live music. FREE


Photo courtesy of Harvest Fest
Photo courtesy of Harvest Fest

4. Harvest Fest
Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park (Meatpacking)
Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Meatpacking District’s Harvest Fest is an outdoor artisan market and seasonal festival that brings together the best of the neighborhood; an “eclectic mix of purveyors and brands to sample, sell, and showcase unique foods, crafts…” including High Street on Hudson, Ample Hills Creamery, Untitled, Chelsea Market Baskets, Whitney Museum and Mud, Sweat + Tears Pottery. FREE


Photo: Michael Nielsen/Flickr
Photo: Michael Nielsen/Flickr

5. Hollywood Glamour Horror Party
McKittrick Hotel (Chelsea)
Friday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Oct. 29 and Monday, Oct. 31 at 10:15 PM

Think classic horror films — characters like Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Wolfman — and now add a dash of Hollywood glamour, and you’ve got SuperCinema,  McKittrick Hotel’s newest Halloween dance party! Needless to say, this is the ultimate Halloween night experience; live performances, DJs and an open bar! So if you are looking for a fiendishly fabulous time, tickets start at $85. Check website for costume details.


Photo: Jan Holzer/Flickr
Photo: Jan Holzer/Flickr

6. Rouge Tomate, the Comeback
Rouge Tomate (Chelsea)
Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner  

Though not technically new, Rouge Tomate returns with a new spirit after closing its UES location in 2014. Now housed in two carriage houses in Chelsea, the vibe is less formal, aiming more for  wine bar than high-end restaurant. The menu is vegetable-centric with meat and fish options. The real attraction, however, is the enormous wine list.

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