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.
1. Coffee Festival
69th Regiment Armory (Flatiron)
Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18 (check website for times)
Perk up coffee lovers, the New York Coffee Festival is here! Java jivers can enjoy bottomless coffee tasting, workshops, demos from famous baristas, street food, competitions, live music and lots more. And, if that’s not enough of a pick-me-up, 50% of the standard ticket value will be donated to Project Waterfall (an international charity which brings fresh water to coffee growing communities). Tickets start at $20.
2. Pizza Run
Tompkins Square Park (East Village)
Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 AM
The NYC Pizza Run is definitely an eating-on-the-run event! Two miles, three slices of pizza–will you able to keep it down and reach the finish line? If you want to win this race, you better start training soon because the competition here, oddly enough, is pretty fierce! $50 entry fee includes goody bags, pizza and a drink at the after party.
3. Asian Cocktail Party
The Bowery Hotel (East Village)
Friday, Sept. 16 from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM
NY Moon Festival Cocktail Feast is a our perfect way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival. The finest New York bartenders will be pouring elaborate cocktails inspired by Asian flavors. This year’s standouts include B Flat’s Silk Journey, (Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, Pomegranate Syrup, Oolong and Mandarin Tea) and Macao Trading Company’s Bashful Maiden, (Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, St –Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Velvet Falernum, Lemon Juice, Boiron Melon Purée, Mint Crown). Tickets start at $50.
4. San Gennaro Feast
Mulberry Street (Little Italy)
Thursday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Sept. 25 (Check website for times)
The Feast of San Gennaro, now in its 89th year, is the OG of Italian street festivals. This year, there will be the traditional blessing of the statue, a procession, an opera performance, Doo Wop bands, a Frank Sinatra tribute, and a cannoli and pizza eating contest, respectively. And, of course, a ton of those sausage and zeppole stands we all love to hate but can’t stay away from. FREE
5. Book Fest
Check website for complete list of venues
Monday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 18 (Check website for times)
The Brooklyn Book Fest is like the Oscars of literary world. This year the star studded list includes Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Salman Rushdie, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Esmeralda Santiago, Ralph Nader, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu and hundreds more. Don’t miss the dozens of Bookend events (now taking place across the boroughs) like the boozy literary shindig Readings, Rum & Reasoning – A Caribbean Literary Lime at South Oxford Space. Free and paid events.
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