As from March 21st most of your plans are going to involve enjoying outdoors! New York welcomes spring with the best flea markets, rooftops options, festivals and more. At DE LA SOL we selected our favorite five activities to enjoy the warm weather in the City. We hope you enjoy it!
- The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden
This year marks the 16th year of the Show and Belgian Daniel Ost, one of the worlds’s leading floral designers, best known as ‘the Picasso of flower arranging’, will be showcasing his installations. You can enjoy the installations from March 3rd to April 22nd. Ost’s artistic creations will be tailored to the environment of the landmark Victorian-style Conservatory, complementing the architecture of the building senile crating a transformative, dazzling spectacle of color, form and texture. In the picture below we can see an arrangement designed by Daniel Ost at the Belgian Consulate Rooftop in Hong Kong.
Nature is a source of inspiration at DE LA SOL Hom. We embrace and celebrate flower festivals and definitely we don’t want to miss what Ost has for us!
- Frieze New York
Frieze New York is a contemporary art fair, featuring more than 1,000 of the most exciting emerging talents, together with iconic names in modern and contemporary art. Will take place in Randall’s Island Park, May 3rd to 6th, 2018. The Festival provides a platform for innovative full makers to present their work alongside major move premieres. However, it’s not only about movies as TV, online programming and experimental work, including virtual reality and multimedia projects, are also presented.
At DE LA SOL we love attending Frieze New York as its inspirational not only for what we see but for the people we meet and the empowering talks we hold. You should set Frieze New York dates in your calendar and make it to Randall’s Island Park. Also, you will get to see New York City from a different point of view.
- Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival, was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. It was launched after 9/11 to promote the cultural and economic revival of Lower Manhattan. More than 150,000 people attended the inaugural festival launch. The festival included juried narrative, documentary and short film competitions; a Restored Classic series curated by Martin Scorsese; major panel discussions; an all- day Family Festival; and the premieres of studio films such as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Spider Man 3, and The Avengers. In 2015 the audience increased to 467,000 attendees and more than 100 films. As from last year, Snapchat Shorts is a new category for film submissions.
- Grabbing a beer/ glass of whine at the Whitney Museum.
The Whitney Museum of American Art was borne out of Sculpture Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s advocacy on behalf of living American artists. In 1914, Mrs. Whitney established the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village; where she presented exhibitions by living American artists whose work had been disregarded buy the traditional academies. Today the Whitney’s collection includes over 21,000 works created by more than 3,000 artists in the US during the 20th and 21st centuries. Nowadays the Whitney Museum is located Meatpacking District. The building was designed by architect Renzo Piano.
We highly recommend you to visit Studio Cafe, adjacent to the 8th floor galleries of the Museum. During warm months, the cafe offers outdoor seating and 300-degree views of the city, the Meatpacking District, the Hudson River, and the High Line.
- Cherry Blossom in BK Botanical Garden
Flower viewing, or Hanami, is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers. From March to early May -cherry bloom all over Japan-. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden celebrates this tradition and opens its doors for visitors to enjoy pink tones flowers all over. In New York cherry blossoms start blooming as from March. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a cherry watch on their site that they update regularly to check the state of the blooming of the cherry blossoms.
However, the festivities don’t end there. To celebrate the closure of Hanami, April 28 and April 29th, 2018, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is hosting the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. This is a celebration of the Japanese culture. Not only the cherry blossoms should be at its peak when the festival is held, but there are also a Japanese tearoom, an art gallery and a mini flea market.
The texture, color and smell of cherry blossoms are very inspirational at DE LA SOL. The whole Japanese culture is something that we admire and celebrate. When you visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden don’t forget to visit The Palm House.