Last year, L.E.A.F. celebrated #NYFlowerWeek with a celebration of its own ~ L.E.A.F. 2020 Festival of Flowers, They’re back! This weekend, June 12 ~ 13, New Yorkers can shop L.E.A.F.’s European-style flower market and visit a series of floral displays, all in the historic Meatpacking District at L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers 2021.
Checking the wonderful illustrative map by artist, Kate Hazell, below, we are in for a real treat!
Working with more than 100 florists on installations, L.E.A.F. will feature its centerpiece at Gansevoort Plaza, with 25 pillars of flowers, each at least six-feet tall. presented by TF Cornerstone.The Festival will shine a spotlight on world-class floral design from Saturday, June 12th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday, June 13th from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
In addition, follow the map for floral installations at the 14th Street Square, and Chelsea market ~ with Guerrilla ‘Flower-Bombs’ along the way.
According to Travel + Leisure, flowers will fill the district with in-store popups at Diane Von Furstenberg and Theory, a floral bike and cart by Renny and Reed at Hermès, and works by FDK Florals at The Whitney. The Standard, High Line will have a signature L.E.A.F.-inspired cocktail, and FlowerSchool New York will offer 30-minute workshops for $35!
While you’re there, step into The Whitney Museum of American Art for Dawoud Bey: An American Project and Julie Mehretu: a Mid Career Survey, Directly across from The Whitney, on Gansevoort, is Allouche Gallery, with a thoughtful new exhibition entitled Operation Varsity Blues. Walk over to Hudson River Park and view David Hammons permanent installation, Day’s End, at the southern edge of Gansevoort. Head north just a few blocks and be astounded by the newly opened Little Island at Pier 55. Walk the High Line and check out Sam Durant’s Untitled (drone), the second High Line Plinth commission. Remember, you’re passing through Chelsea and all the wonderful galleries. More in the GothamToGo June Roundup.