GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Sept. 19 – Monday, Sept. 26

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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. Harvest In The Square
Union Square Park Northside Plaza (Union Square)
Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 PM

The neighborhood around Union Square is home to some of the finest restaurants in New York. Harvest In The Square, now in its 21st year, is a pretty swanky culinary affair and well worth the $125 price tag because it means tastings from over 40 local restaurants, including heavy hitters like Gramercy Tavern, Tocqueville, and Blue Smoke, all paired with local wines and microbrews.   

 

2. Gypsy Festival
Drom (check website for additional venues)
Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 4 (check website for times)

Brass bands, folk ensembles, the bewitching sounds of faraway lands and the kind of mad dancing that liberates the soul, behold the 12th annual Gypsy Festival! The performances here rival any of the crazy parties we’ve ever been to–the energy is through the roof! This year hear Gypsy music from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Macedonia and the US. Tickets start at $12.

 

3. Dumpling Diversity
Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Lower East Side)
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Every culture has some kind of version of the dumpling. Asian countries alone have dozens of variants, with Eastern Europe close behind. You can’t go wrong with dough and stuffing. The Dumpling Festival celebrates this simple dish by inviting attendees to take a dumpling world tour, complete with a dumpling eating contest, cultural performances and games. Make sure to attend the new Dumpling Making Class. FREE entry with tasting tickets available at $20 for 4 tastings.

 

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4. New York Submerged
Pier 26 (TriBeCa)
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

NYC Marine Science Festival submerges visitors into New York waters with a day of  learning and hands-on activities that “celebrate local marine science and to raise awareness about our coastal waters.” Activities include catch-and-release fishing, kayaking, vessel tours, interactive demonstrations and much more. FREE

 

5. Folk Music Festival
Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Held annually every September, the Washington Square Folk Festival is a great way to spend the afternoon lounging on a bench or blanket while listening to world tunes. Bring a snack and a friend and please be sure to kick up your heels at the Square Dance with Alex Kramer Calling. FREE

 

6. Pickle Day
Orchard Street and Delancey (Lower East Side)
Sunday, Sept. 25 from 12-5pm

A pickle a day keeps the doctor at bay. We may have made that up, but that does not change our love of the salted, brined, dilled, vinegared, soured and spiced cuke. There is nothing that a good pickle can’t cure. A vodka chaser, sandwich optimizer, craving satisfier, and all around best friend…come pay homage to the pickle in this all-day event which will feature food, fashion and fun with pickles. FREE

 

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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