10 Fun Pop Up Shops to Visit around NYC
With Spring comes the hope of better weather. As the season continues and our days get brighter and longer, visiting a pop-up shop could be a great experience! Pop-up Shops are businesses open for just a short period of time or season. There are all kinds of different pop-up shops, but make sure to visit before they’re gone! We’ve created a list of 9 Pop Up Shops to Visit around NYC so that you can make sure not to miss an exciting opportunity and experience!
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Color Factory NYC
251 Spring Street New York, NY 10013
The Color Factory has opened only a few pop-ups across the nation and this amazing experience is perfect for anyone looking for a good photo op or wanting to spend a fun afternoon with the family! You’ll experience a burst of colors and interactive installations that’ll make this pop-up memorable. Tickets are $38 for adults and $28 for children ages 3-12. Enjoy the Color Factory’s many art-filled rooms and challenge your perception!
The Wonder Pop-Up
300 Main Street Farmingdale, NY 11735
This fun pop-up experience is sure to be exciting and memorable for anyone that’s a fan of Alice in Wonderland. It opened on April 1st, with delicious themed drinks and food. The decor throughout this pop-up will put you straight in the world and atmosphere! You’ll even be visited by standout characters like The Mad Hatter, The Red Queen and more! Don’t forget to make a reservation for you and your party! It’s $27 per person for reservations, but they also take walk-ins for $15 without guaranteed seating.
Showfields Arcade Pop Up
11 Bond Street New York, NY 10005
This free arcade pop-up will have you reminiscing on all those 90s games that have entertained children and adults for generations. They have classic games like Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Mortal Combat and more with toddler-sized games to include the entire family! It’s a 3-floor space with interactive art, games, and merchandise. Make sure to look out for the secret two-story slide hidden behind a bookshelf!
The Friends Experience
130 East 23rd St New York, NY 10016
Friends has been an iconic show for decades now, and this pop-up store is perfect for some quality family time! It’s a two-floor interactive experience where you get to see the characters’ apartments, the famous orange couch and more. Have fun taking pictures or admiring the environment! Tickets start at $39.50 but make sure to reserve your place on the website!
Sweet Cats Cafe
35-21 Farrington St, Flushing, NY 11354
Enter this pink paradise for some fun with your friends or family! They not only serve beautiful desserts but there’s also an amazing arcade. They have claw machines and other fun games and once you’re tired, you can enjoy one of their treats or signature Bubble Tea! They even have a selection of crepes with varying flavors like matcha, Earl Grey, Rose Rainbow and more! Make sure to get a bunch of photos in front of their many, amazing backdrops.
475 Broadway New York, NY 10013
This pop-up store is perfect if you’re looking for a fun outing with the kids. General admission tickets are $39 but check their website to see their varying options. This fun atmosphere is perfect for some relaxation with slime. You can make your own slime at their 150-foot DIY bar with varying combinations to make your slime unique! Enjoy their many, interesting environments and make sure to get some photos to remember the experience!
The Orchid Reality: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope
2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458-5126
This beautiful display is worth the many photos you’ll be sure to take! This pop-up turns the garden’s conservatory into a breathtaking tunnel of floral designs that resembles what you would see with a kaleidoscope. Admire the orchid towers of varying colors as well as the fields of purple and white orchids. Ticket prices vary but make sure to visit before it closes on May 1st!
Museum of Illusions
77 8th Ave New York, NY 10014
Nothing is as it seems… especially in the Museum of Illusions. They have a huge collection of holograms, stereograms and optical illusions that will have you searching for the many hidden messages within each display. Not only is this a super exciting experience, but it also teaches you a lot about how the human brain might perceive things. After experiencing an adventure like this, you’ll want to come back!
SERRA by Birreria
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
This seasonal rooftop restaurant is perfect for celebrating the start of Spring! The restaurant is decked out with all kinds of flowers and plants, giving it a relaxing atmosphere. It’s beautiful to take pictures and their menu is just as enriching as the environment. They have rustic dishes as well as hand-crafted cocktails for the adults. Check out their menu online to get excited about your visit!
111 W 32rd St., New York, NY 10001
Experience candy in a while new way and this fun and delicious pop up shop! Made with a dozen curated and crafted rooms, Candytopia will give you the chance to try a wide range of candies, while also giving you a lot of cool photo ops! Kids will love exploring this colorful museum and they will have a blast spending time in their famous marshmallow pit. Tickets are $36 for adults, $29 for kids ages 4-12 and free for kids 3 and under. Make sure to grab your tickets before Candytopia closes on July 31st.