Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week: Monday, Jan. 30 – Monday, Feb. 6

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Photo: James Creegan/Flickr

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.

Photo: Julie Gibbons/Flickr
Photo: Julie Gibbons/Flickr

1.New Cookie Dough Shop

DŌ (Greenwich Village)

Monday-Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Thursday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Sunday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Those who prefer cold, raw cookie dough over a warm, baked cookie can get their fill of the stuff at the new raw cookie dough shop. It’s completely safe and served much like ice cream. Flavors include oatmeal and M&M’s, brownie batter, peanut butter snickerdoodle, and salty and sweet.

Photo: Mike Fleming/Flickr
Photo: Mike Fleming/Flickr

2.Board Game Night

The Uncommons (Greenwich Village)

Mon-Fri from 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM; Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 AM; Sunday from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM

Put down your phone, grab some friends, and head to Uncommons, Manhattan’s one and only board game cafe. Here you’ll find classics like Checkers, Backgammon, and Risk as well as more obscure titles. The Uncommons serves beer, so make a night of it. $5 per person.   

Photo: James Creegan/Flickr
Photo: James Creegan/Flickr
  1. Chinese New Year Party

China Institute (Financial District)

Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Chinese New Year Celebration at the China Institute includes an afternoon of fun family activities where kids and adults can  learn to make lanterns and dumplings, and listen to stories. The day moves into evening with traditional foods, dance and live music. Tickets start at $5.

Photo: Richard Heaven/Flickr
Photo: Richard Heaven/Flickr
  1. New Vineyard Concert Series

City Vineyard (Financial District)

Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 8:30 PM

Voices On The Hudson, the new, intimate concert series at City Vineyard will host a an array of musical guests this winter. Tuesday, acoustic blues artist John Hammond takes the stage. There are a limited number of tickets — $20.

Photo: @scrumphsus
Photo: @scrumphsus

 

  1. Unicorn Milkshake

New Territories (Lower East Side)

Sunday-Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Thursday-Saturday from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM

A new dessert shop on the Lower East Side proves that the unicorn food trend is not over. New Territories’ Unicorn Parade milkshake is made from Van Leeuwen vanilla ice cream and ube. The mason jar in which this sweet beast is served is then coated with chocolate and rainbow sprinkles and garnished with marshmallows on Pocky sticks.