There’s a rumor that this snow is going to break and we can bask in fifty degree temperatures starting this week. Here’s to hoping. I can’t wait to frolic the city with a calendar full of outdoor activities. In the meantime, New York is still very much alive and bustling with a variety of entertainment from museum exhibits to immersive theater. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.
It may still not exactly feel like spring, but we’re getting in the spirit with Macy’s annual Flower Show. Until April 4th, Macy’s Herald Square will feature lush gardens and arrangements throughout the showroom floors. Today at noon, check out a floral seminar lead by H.BLOOM where you can create artistic pieces of pop art from spring’s seasonal flowers.
The Bitches are big BaubleBar fans across the bar so we’re thrilled that the jewelry line is hosting its first sample sale starting today. Prices start at a mere $10 with statement necklaces around $20 and the much-coveted ear jackets clocking in at $12 and up. More information here. 260 5th Ave, New York, NY
If you follow my brunch reviews, you know I’m a big fan of old-school hip hop, especially over mimosas before 2 p.m. Thus, I’m particularly excited for Hip-Hop Revolution, a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York launching today. The exhibit features 80+ photographs taken in the 1970s-90s by three prominent New York-based photographers as the genre grew from infancy to mainstream pop culture. The exhibit runs through September 15th. 1220 Fifth Ave, New York, NY
It’s Thirsty Thursday so we’ve got vino on the brain. For my fellow oenophilists, check out the newly opened Lois bar in Alphabet City. All wine is served on tap, that’s right, on tap, to keep prices low, the beverages fresh, and to reduce waste. That’s something we can get behind! Wine pours start at $3, which really can’t be beat. 98 Loisaida Ave. (Ave. C), New York, NY
Going to crazy immersive theater always give me that “only in New York” feeling. Cynthia von Buhler’s Speakeasy Dollhouse was recently put on my radar and I can’t wait to snag tickets for an upcoming show. Currently, choose between a “Bloody Beginning” event that is hosted in a hidden speakeasy club or Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic in a forgotten Broadway theater. Tickets start at $55.
Today is International Pillow Fight Day. Yes, that’s a thing. Thousands of people will gather at Washington Square Park at 3 p.m. for a lighthearted group pillow fight. It’s the tenth annual pillow fight; the only rules of fight club are soft, feather-free pillows only, swing lightly, and remove your glasses. Best yet, donation trucks will collect pillows afterward to donate to those in need. Check out the Facebook event listing for more information. Washington Square Park
Making brunch plans this weekend? We’ve lately loved some fancy hotel brunches across the city. Don’t miss the chicken sandwich at The NoMad Hotel (worth every penny of the $26 price tag) or the Roman-style flatbreads at Marta at the Martha Washington Hotel in Madison Square Park.
Also, check out our Easter brunch guide (coming soon) for a variety of other brunch options for this Sunday.