Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week: Monday, Dec. 12 – Monday, Dec. 19

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Trip.com 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.”

Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip.com. Visit the Trip.com site or download the app for more upcoming events.

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  1. ‘00s Dance Party

SOB’s (South Village)

Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:45 PM

Dust off that Juicy velour suit and come party with TRL! The live cover band will be playing the best of the aughties hits from Outkast, Britney Spears, Jimmy Eat World, Maroon 5, Beyonce and many more! This party is full of energy, so come prepared to dance! Tickets start at $15.

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  1. Stuffed Croissants

Union Fare (Flatiron)

Bakery Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

We are sorry it took us this long to visit Union Fare, because the bakery in this latest sprawling gastro-hall is doing magical things with croissants! While we are partial to the matcha cream stuffed croissants, most people are losing their minds over the stuffed birthday cake and red velvet versions. Are they worth the hype? YES! Oh, and there is a candycane croissant, special for the holidays. Better come down here fast before we eat them all!

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  1. Cocktails in an Igloo

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar (Flatiron)

Daily from 4:00 PM to 4:00 AM

Rooftop drinking is not an exclusively summer activity, not when 230 Fifth hoists PVC igloos on their heated rooftop deck and serves seasonal cocktails like spiced whiskey martinis and rum-spiked hot apple cider while you enjoy the city views!  Grab some friends and head up for the coolest chill-out in the city.

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  1. New Year’s Eve Underwear

260 Sample Sale (SoHo)

Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 14 to Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, Dec. 18 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A long-standing  New Year’s Eve tradition, Italians don red lingerie and underwear in hopes of inviting more passion into their lives. The La Perla sample sale is a good excuse as any to stock up on lucky underwear for the coming year.

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  1. New Nordic Spot

N’eat (East Village)

Sunday to Thursday from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Friday-Saturday from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

When the weather is cold we tend to crave foods from those parts of the world that know real winter. East Village’s newest addition N’eat offers curated, elegant Nordic dishes with in season ingredients in a casual setting. We loved the braised short rib with berries and marrow, the fried turbot with cauliflower and tarragon and the poached egg yolk with Brussel sprouts and gammel knas. But, the real treat is the strangely refreshing dessert of Icelandic skyr yogurt, dill, cucumber, and white chocolate.

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Photo: StevieP187/Flickr

 

  1. Boombox March

Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)

Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:00 PM

Lead by composer and sound artist, Phil Kline, the night will be far from silent as hundreds descend on Washington Square Park for the annual Unsilent Night. If you are lucky, you can get your hands on an old school boom box and if not, download the track and bring your own sound gear for a synchronized music march to Tompkins Square. We hope it will drown out Santacon. Check site for complete details. FREE.