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 their website or download the app for more upcoming events.

Arab Cinema Week


Screen the best new films from the Middle East that offer nuanced perspectives of the issues affecting the region. This year’s County in Focus is Egypt and audiences can expect to see special appearances by Ahmed Malek and Shereen Reda. Tickets start at $11.54.

Cinema Village (Greenwich Village)
Friday, Nov. 17-Thursday, Nov. 23 (check site for showtimes)

Opera Brunch

Hosted by David Serero, an international soloist from the Metropolitan Opera, and major European opera houses, this three-course Russian brunch and opera performance is a pretty luxurious way to end a New York weekend. $52.24

Onegin (Greenwich Village)
Sunday, Nov. 19 from 12:30-2:30pm


Renegade Craft Fair  


The founders of Renegade Craft Fair handpick each and every one of their vendors. You’ll find a wide range of unique, handcrafted items from hundreds of talented crafters, artisans and artists. FREE

Metropolitan Pavilion (Chelsea)
Saturday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11am-6pm


2017 Whitney Art Party


The Whitney Art Party is a swanky affair which includes 
music by The Misshapes, fancy cocktails, and the chance to be one of the first people to check out new fall exhibitions from Laura Owens, Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined, An Incomplete History of Protest, and Where We Are. Tickets start at $250.

Whitney Museum of Art (Meatpacking)
Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 9pm-12:30am

Mindful Meditation


This Wednesday take a moment to focus on yourself. Mindfulness Meditation is a weekly event which guides New Yorkers to a space where they can “practice attention, self-care, and gratitude.” $15

Rubin Museum of Art (Chelsea)
Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 1-1:45pm

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