Starting this Friday, a FREE outdoor art exhibit begins in Central Park called Drifting in Daylight, described as “a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park”. For 6 weeks on Fridays & Saturdays from 12-6, enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and walk throughout a scenic trail of sensory experiences and artwork!
Featured designers and collaborations include: Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, Lauri Stallings/glo. Among the incredibly diverse works is Spencer Finch’s “Sunset (Central Park),” which offers visitors free soft-serve ice-cream cones in colors reminiscent of the sky at sunset.
May 15 – June 20, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Park’s North End
Looking for something fun and free to do in NYC this weekend? We highly recommend strolling Fifth Avenue to witness the new and breathtaking Bergdorf Goodman window display, designed in honor of New York Fashion Week. BG commissioned installation artist Eva Petric to create a visionary “Lace Environment” in the windows of the store front.
This immaculate display is called “Personal UNiVERSEs” and consists of thousands of tiny, individual vintage lace pieces that have been combined to create large weblike environments. While the mannequins are dressed in looks from the stores new Spring 2015 collections, Petric’s lace networks serve as the backdrop and surrounding environment. These stunning windows will be on display until March 8th.
According to Petric:
“The assemblages are made out of old, given, or purchased pieces of lace and hand works. Some I got from family and friends, and many were bought from flea markets around the world. Some were given to me by people who pulled them from storage–even out of cellars. So these pieces really represent for me the trans generational connections that tie us into worldwide webs.”
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New York’s ultimate Snow Day is this weekend, are you ready? Snow is being pumped as we speak to prep the “slopes” of Central Park for Winter Jam NYC. The best part about this lovely little afternoon of snow or shine? It’s FREE! Just bring your snow gear and a smile. Jan 24th 11-3, enter at 72nd and Fifth.
If you are visiting New York this weekend, a little sample sale to brighten up your day and get you ready for Spring fashion: Yumi Kim at Chelsea Market. Purchase delicate and colorful silk dresses, rompers, tops, bottoms, jewelry and other accessories for under $75.
New York City Broadway Week starts today and runs through Feb 5, offering select shows and performances at buy one get one FREE prices! We wait for this sale every year because these shows are never on sale and Broadway Week offers the least expensive tickets that are offered year-round. Take advantage and purchase tickets to a show you’ve always wanted to see and save your cash for shopping.
A homespun hidden gem of a NYC restaurant at the end of a hidden alley way on Rivington St, Freeman’s offers specialty cocktails, delicious classic American/Anglo brunch, a unique ambiance all at an extremely affordable price. Reservations are also available for groups of 6 or more!
Made possible by Cartier, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection. The decadent and luxurious jewel collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani is on display in the MET Islamic art galleries. Both glamorous and fascinating, these adornments offer a peek into jewelry styles in India dating all the way from the Mughal period until the early 20th century. This exhibit ends on Sunday the 25th so catch it this weekend before it’s gone, at Fifth Ave & 82nd St.
NYC Parks are now offering free daily fitness classes offered within all of the 5 boroughs. Shape up and take advantage of these free fitness training classes which are taught by expert fitness trainers!
Treat yourself to a hot spa, bath house, sauna, or you know, what we like to call the “anti-freeze”. Take a mini (spa) type vacation this weekend and book yourself a defrosting sesh! Take a look at the 11 best NYC spa options recommended for 2015.