NYC Free: The annual Macy’s Flower Show fills the Herald Square flagship store with some 5,000 colorful blooms and plants, plus daily events throughout the store, including special displays and programs for kids.
The theme of this year’s show is outer space, including seven fashion pods featuring looks designed by students of FIT, the world-famous fashion design school here in New York City.
They were challenged to create original designs using the following themes: Shining Stars, Big Bang, Anti-Matter, Zero Gravity, Comet Couture, Lunar Landing, and Interstellar Explorer.
The 2019 Macy’s Flower Show is Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7.
There also are Macy’s Flower Show installations in Chicago and San Francisco, but NYC is the biggest and the best.
Journey to Paradisios will transport you into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure and discovery through eccentric landscaped gardens that celebrate the wonder and mystery of the planet Paradisios, with colorful inhabitants, floating cities, alien technology, and whimsical plant life.
The show brings to life the cosmic tale of Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder and her discovery of the planet Paradisios – a pristine exoplanet, untouched by human technology and filled with resplendent plant life.
Ryder and R.H. Macy IV (a pilot-turned-cosmonaut and the great-great-great grandson of Macy’s founder) set out on the adventure of a lifetime as they discover the planet’s extraterrestrial beings and fantastic flora.
Celebrating discovery, color and wonder, Macy’s Flower Show will blast off into the cosmos with more than 5,000 types of plants, trees and flowers depicting various outer space themes. As visitors enter each show, they will be dazzled by a space ship as it launches into outer space through the roof into the star-filled night sky.
Macy’s Flower Show for Kids
Guests can also visit Flower Show partner Sinclair Oil’s DINO, located in the Kids Department on the 7th floor, who is on a high-speed jet pack adventure through Paradisios in search of the Baby Dinos.
Nestled between the Golden Lights Azaleas & Red Dracenas, kids can hunt for Baby Dino eggs and a few curious Paradigms.
It’s a perfect complement – and compliment – to the new T. Rex exhibit at AMNH, the American Museum of Natural History, which opened this week.
In addition to the planetary exploration, Flower Show spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of themed in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.
Of course, the flower show and the in-strore events are FREE.