New York is heating up with several exciting openings; from orchids to art, ancient baths to an off-off Broadway smash, this is what we’re excited about this month.
The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens
New York Botanical Gardens
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
March 3-April 22
Celebrating its 10thanniversary, this installment of The Orchid Showshowcases French botanist Patrick Blanc’s unique towering-gardening technique with structures covered in orchids, ferns and exotic plants. Visit the exhibit on a Saturday night for Orchid Evenings, where guests receive a complimentary signature cocktail and specials at participating restaurants.
Whitney Museum of American Art
March 1 – May 27
The 2012 edition of theWhitney Biennial, the institution’s signature survey of contemporary American art, highlights works from more than 50 artists within the realms of sculpture, painting, installations and photography. Additionally, for the first time, nearly an entire floor of the museum will be transformed into a 6,000-square-foot performance space for music, dance, theater and other events.
Aire Ancient Baths
88 Franklin Street, between Church Street and Broadway
A Spanish import, Aire Ancient Baths is a new three-story spa that houses a range of specialty baths, warm and cold pools, steam and sauna rooms and a relaxation area. Rejuvenate in salt, ice mineral or Jacuzzi tubs and finish your day with either a two- or four-handed massage, depending on intensity preference. This 15,000-square-foot retreat brings life to the ancient Greek and Roman traditions of meeting and socializing while achieving ultimate relaxation.
Stage Left Studio
214 West 30th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, Sixth Floor
Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 10, 7:30pm
Renegade Princess is a witty and heartfelt off-off Broadway show playing at Stage Left Studio the first 10 days of March. The autobiographical play both stars and tells the journey of Ann Marie Houghtailing’s life, exploring the agony and ecstasy of love, life and loss. Houghtailing’s sharp writing and commanding performance could very well make her the next Tina Fey.
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