This series is all about making the most of the Big Apple. Each Month, we'll come up with some fun ideas on what to do, eat and buy in NYC. Sure, Momtrends is a national resource for moms, but since our offices are based here and more than 10% of our readers are from the tri-state area, we decided to come up with some fun ideas for you.
After all, we are known for trend-spotting and moms are always asking us what to do here in NYC. Here it is. Let us know your thoughts about this new offering. To kick things off, here's what we love for May, plus a giveaway.
Venus et Fleur at Spring Market at Westfield World Trade Center
With Mother's Day comes flowers, but most of the bouquets won't last more than a week. Enter super chic bouquets that last UP TO A YEAR! Check them out at the Spring Market going on at Westfield World Trade Center. The market has 14 unique kiosks and three bespoke pop-ups like the Venus et Fleur shop.
Venus et Fleur creates luxurious boxed flowers - roses that last a year. These special blossoms are from Ecuador, and the founders created a proprietary treatment that keeps the blooms fresh way past Mother's Day. This month you can check out Venus ET Fleur’s renowned Eternity™ Rose Collection in person in NYC. Get one for mom or if you are a mom, yourself! This is a wonderful way to bring color and light into your NYC home.
Pop-up shop ends on May 31st. Visit the The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center 185 Greenwich Street New York NY 10007.
Momtrends Pick: The Venus ET Fleur’s Lé Petite Papillon box contains 4 beautiful Ecuadorean Eternity DE Venus Roses in a beautiful butterfly-print box. With absolutely no maintenance or watering required, the Eternity Collection will always look luxurious in your home.
Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill
My new favorite Dumbo, Brooklyn restaurant opened in September. Now's the time to take in the waterfront views and sit outside as you dig into the best sushi in town. You'll get a mix of all the best things that need TLC or a great big fire. The mastermind is Chef Partner Timon Balloo and he knows how to cook up a good time. The vibe is friendly and the seafood is what you need to order, but be sure to start with a cocktail. (Did I mention this is a great spot for a Girl's Night Out or date?)
What you need to know: Weekends can get really crowded, arrive early and book a reservation. The closest subway stops to SUGARCANE raw bar grill are the F train to York Street, A/C train to High Street, or the 2/3 train to Clark Street.
Empire Stores, 55 Water Street,Brooklyn, NY 11201. Book your reservation 718.473.9555 Details: www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com/
Momtrends Insider tip: Order the Brussels sprouts. Your mama never made them this good.
Brooklyn Museum: David Bowie is
This is the coolest exhibit in NYC. This immersive experience walks you through the early days of David Bowie's career as a mime, performance artist and musician. I was wowed by the clothes and all the hand-written material. Bring a Bowie fan and give yourself two hours to wander through. All tickets include Sennheiser headphones for a complete audiovisual experience. There's so much music and general awesomeness you will come out ready to create.
What you need to know: Brooklyn Museum Members receive free, priority-access tickets. Special tickets offer priority access. Standard tickets are timed every 15 minutes. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. The show closes Jul 15, 2018. No tiny tots. Book a sitter because strollers are not allowed in the exhibition.
Brooklyn Museum is closed on Monday & Tuesday. 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238. Details: www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/davidbowieis
Momtrends Insider tip: Book your ticket in advance, the lines are really, really long. I booked the the Ziggy Stardust ticket and got an amazing David Bowie Is catalog. Worth every penny and saved me three hours of my life.