The weekend of June 13 was The Jazz Age Lawn Party – a 20s themed day on Governor’s Island, complete with brass band, vendors and decade dress. The event, which was named one of the most memorable events of 2011 and 2012 by the New York Times, is an unbelievable opportunity to travel back in time while only traveling a few miles.
With summer in full swing, my friends and I decided it was time to check out America’s favorite pass time: baseball. I’ve been to CitiField for a Mets game before, but not for a few years, so a group of us bought some semi-okay tickets and headed to Queens for the game. Kate, my roommate was the big organizer behind this outing; the Mets were playing the Cardinals, her hometown team, the first three days of the week and she wanted to go. And I’m a big fan of attending baseball games, because who doesn’t love beer, peanuts and hotdogs? So I tagged along with Kate, Meghan, Haley and Becky.
Now, as anyone who has read the blog before may know, I’ve been to Hotel Chantelle before. In the dead of winter and at night. So, I was excited to head back for their annual Kentucky Derby party to check out their open rooftop deck on a perfect sunny, spring afternoon.
This weekend was Sakura Matsuri, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I’ve had my tickets for this event for weeks, and have been counting down the days. I dragged my roommate, Kate, along with me out to Brooklyn for The Naturalized New Yorker’s first ever non-Manhattan post!
Getting to the gardens is easy – it’s accessible from the Subway, so we hopped on the express 4/5 train and were there in just over a half hour. After that, it’s less than a 10 minute walk to the BBG entrance on Washington Avenue (we didn’t actually use a map or any directions, just followed the giant crowd all walking in the same way).
I have been crazy busy at work recently, and haven’t had much of a chance to go exploring or check out anything particularly post-worthy. So, in lieu of a new post here’s a rundown of fun events coming up in New York that I’m definitely planning to attend. Since it’s spring, everything fun is starting to happen and I don’t want to miss anything (major FOMO) so I’ve been scouring the internet for fun stuff to do. If I missed any fun upcoming events, let me know!
Every year, Macy’s in Herald Square puts on a huge flower exhibition called Art in Bloom. This show has been going on in some form or another since 1946. It first started out as potted plants, but has since expanded to a huge spectacle with millions of flowers and countless local vendors and florists participating to transform Macy’s from a department store into an amazing flower landscape, straight from the whimsical pages of Alice in Wonderland.
This year, the show runs from March 22-April 4. Over the course of the two weeks, there were countless events and classes held at Macy’s. Unfortunately, with a busy spring schedule and regular work hours, I was unable to make it to any of the fun painting and flower arranging classes and had to settle for just wandering around the massive store and looking at all of the beautiful flowers. I headed there one day after work to try and beat the weekend rush (but, really, the world’s largest Macy’s is always crowded).