On the town: 5 things to do in New York this week

Macy's Flower Show © Nick Harris / Flickr Creative Commons CC by-ND 2.0

Macy’s Flower Show © Nick Harris / Flickr Creative Commons CC by-ND 2.0

If you’re visiting New York this week, we’ve scoured the city to find a few highlights, tours, exhibitions and events worth your time. Here’s our pick for the next seven days…

  • Gilbert Adrian at the Museum at FIT: Running until 1 April at the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), new exhibition Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond showcases the work of Hollywood costume designer Gilbert Adrian, who created unforgettable evening wear for the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford – though he remains best known for his work on 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, including the ruby red slippers he designed for Judy Garland. Museum at FIT, 227 West 27th St, New York.
  • Central Park North Woods Tour: Reminiscent of the Adirondack Mountains and situated in Central Park’s northwest corner, North Woods is one of the park’s three woodlands, which you can tour with a Central Park Conservancy guide on springtime Saturdays. The 40-acre forest is one of the most secluded areas of the park, and is home to the recently restored Loch, gushing waterfalls, wooden bridges and Harlem Meer; a lake and wildlife habitat harbouring many species of fish and water bird.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe – Living Modern: If you missed the recent Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective at the Tate in London, a new exhibition containing some of her key paintings has just opened at the Brooklyn Museum and runs until July. Titled Living Modern, the unusual show presents items from her wardrobe alongside the artworks, to explore how she used her signature minimalist style as a way of retaining control of her public persona. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
  • High Line Winter Tour – From Freight to Flowers: Led by knowledgeable High Line docents, this special 45-minute free winter tour provides an insider’s guide to the park’s history, design and fauna. No need to book – just meet the guide at the top of the Gansevoort Street Entrance stairs at midday, Saturday 25 March.
  • Macy’s Flower Show: Head to the annual Macy’s Flower Show on opening day, Sunday 26 March, and be among the first to see this year’s fantasy floral show gardens and flower-filled displays. The theme this year is Carnival and the show runs until Sunday 9th April. Macy’s Herald Square.

Check out our New York destination guide for more of the best things to see and do in the Big Apple.

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About Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.
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