Published November 12, 2020
Where culture and cuisine collide, Hudson Yards is an emporium of shopping, dining and exploration. Built from the ground up on Manhattan’s West Side, Hudson Yards is New York’s newest neighborhood and home to more than 100 diverse shops and culinary experiences. Admire the public art and dynamic cultural institutions, 14 acres of public plazas, gardens and groves and even the world’s first Equinox Hotel. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite ways to spend the day at Hudson Yards – most of which you probably didn’t even know existed.
We may not be able to travel far these days, but happy hour at Mercado Little Spain will transport you straight to Barcelona. A culinary concept inspired by the food halls in Spain, Mercado currently allows for indoor dining at Spanish Diner and La Barra as well as an outdoor dining area featuring a Takeout Window for Spanish classics to-go. We’ve yet to find a better spot for tapas and sangria on the west side. ¡Salud!
Put a twist on your classic American denim by personalizing it with embroidery – including stitching, patches, buttons and tags – at the Levi’s store on Level 2. Bonus: This Levi’s embroidery station is the only one that offers hand embroidery. What will you have yours say?
Hudson Yards is painting the town red...and orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. 🌈 HYxOffTheWall 2.0 is an exhibition threaded throughout The Shops & Restaurants, combining culture and community by showcasing local artists and their visions of Hudson Yards outside of a typical museum concept. An extension of this art program can be seen on the Public Square & Gardens. Featuring artists such as Key Detail, Elle Street Art and Publicolor. The latter of which is New York’s stay-in-school youth development program that incorporates design-based programs to mentor students for success in college, career and life. Talk about feel-good art.
Let’s face it – most of us have been living in sweatpants and athleisure for the majority of 2020 (Team Bucket Listers included 🙋🏻♀️). As we make our debutante return back to society, it’s safe to say we could use a little help in the clothing department. From a wardrobe refresh to a night out on the town, get guided help for all your fashion needs with Style Director Kate Powell or Personal Stylist Ezell Williams. Purchase a package to make a day out of it by shopping one-on-one or with your friends with Style Director Kate Powell. Or for last minute events and quick tips, receive advice from Personal Stylist Ezell Williams.
So you want to make a day of it. But you don’t want to plan it. Hudson Yards has you covered. Enjoy a curated day at Hudson Yards and choose from 2 epic day packages: An Afternoon for Two ($115) or A Wellness Escape ($180). Spend the afternoon with a personal styling consultation, a 3 course lunch for two at Estiatorio Milos and Vessel Flex Pass Tickets. Or treat yourself to a “me” day with a 2-in-1 meditation manicure at Sundays, an outfit at Lululemon and Vessel Flex Pass tickets.
Elevate your happy hour game – quite literally – by sipping on cocktails above the clouds at Peak. With a 360 view of Manhattan, it’s the perfect setting for sunset drinks, followed by inevitable late night drinks. (Entrance on Level 5!)
Load up the car – we’re going to camp! Let loose at the family experience store featuring crafts and games, a light up dance floor and jungle gym. (Located on Level 2)
Enter Andy: a robot designed to take art viewing to an entirely new level. You can control Andy from the comfort of your home and tour the gallery live and in real time. Only at Hudson Yards. (Located on Level 1)
Grab your passport and take an ethereal trip to Provence. Inspired by the peacefulness of Aix-en-Provence, La Sieste Bastide room inside of The Conservatory is created to evoke tranquility. Featuring colorful illustrations, as well as sounds and scents that are reminiscent of Provence. The Conservatory is a multi-brand concept store combining the convenience of online shopping into an immersive brick-and mortar space. (Located on Level 1)
It’s still looking a lot like Christmas at Hudson Yards with over 2 million lights illuminating the neighborhood. Visit Santa’s virtual Workshop, listen to The Juilliard School and Broadway musicians perform on hand-painted pianos, enjoy contactless shopping & more! Extended to Sunday, January 31st.
Composed of 154 interconnected staircases, is the centerpiece of Hudson Yards: The Vessel. An interactive landmark meant to be photographed and explored.
Health and Safety Measures at Hudson Yards:
The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards are now open. Your safety, and that of employees, is the highest priority. HY has implemented a number of new enhanced measures in accordance with guidance issued by federal, state and local authorities to ensure the well-being of all who visit The Shops at Hudson Yards.
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Edge is now open. Click here for more information.
The Shed is now open. Click here for more information.