Monday, 02 March 2020

The Lowell's Guide to What to Do in NYC in March 2020


Planning to visit New York City in March or perhaps seeking some hidden gems to fill your calendar? Follow this guide for the best events occurring this month on the Upper East Side (and beyond) and experience the playful and light energy of New York City as it shifts into the blissful spring season. From family vacations to couples weekend or city escapes, these recommendations accommodate all types of trips and travel plans. For a refreshing and spectacular adventure in the city, read below for art culture, beauty, wellness and special offerings to enjoy on your next trip and make sure to make reservations  with the help of The Lowell concierge service.

West Side Story 

Journey to the Great White Way and witness some of the most famous works by Steven Sondheim as West Side Story and The Company are revived and revisited in this recent season. The classic musical West Side Story has a star line up of theatrical talents like director Ivo van Hove, choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and designer collaborator Jan Versweyveld and a cast including Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel, Dharon E. Jones and Yesenia Ayala. The story is also updated with a more contemporary and fresh feeling as the setting takes place in modern day. This is an opportunity not to miss, as a star company returning to Broadway with multiple revivals is a rare find. Purchase tickets to these monumental shows here.  

[Image] Isaac Powell as Tony and Shereen Pimentel as Maria in West Side Story.

© Julieta Cervantes

The 18th Annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens

For the perfect spring floral experience available until April 19, 2020,  attend the 18th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens and take a special passage into a literal kaleidoscope created by Jeff Leatham, florist to the stars and artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Located just outside of Manhattan,  become immersed in an explosion of flowers with hues of majestic purples, burning reds, bold oranges and hot pinks that will create a visual symphony of spring. Ideal for a romantic couple’s evening or family friendly gathering, traverse in the gardens made of impeccable overhead arches, trailing ribbons and striking lighting and feel as if you are in a rainbow of blooms. While attending the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, view the other unique cultivations of the Forest, Ornamental Conifers and Conifer Arboretum or explore seasonal exhibits at the Mertz Library located on the property. Reserve your tickets here

Warmth & Wine Offer at The Lowell

As the season shifts to Spring and has everyone itching for pleasant weather, New York City can be quite persistent in keeping things cool with winter winds still lingering until April. To make it through the last of the winter days, relish in the warming and aromatic experience of the Warmth & Wine Offer and enjoy an evening in by a wood burning fireplace. Sip on a bottle of your favorite wine and delight in having a personal Fireplace Butler scenting and tending to the flames, as you relax and watch the flicker light and enjoy the personalized food amenities included in this offer. Learn more about our scent selection and reserve this offer with your next stay at The Lowell here

Donald Judd Survey at MoMA

Design has to work. Art does not.” - Donald Judd

As one of the prominent sculpture artists of his time and pioneer of the Minimalist Movement of the 1960s, view over 70 various mediums of work by Donald Judd at the MoMA, with the first US retrospective of him in over three decades. The Judd exhibition explores Donald Judd’s outstanding creativity in sculpture, painting and drawing and his iconic three dimensional works. Utilizing various materials like steel, Pexiglass, copper, iron and plywood, watch the progression of Donald Judd’s works as color and materials are employed in different phases of his life. Purchase tickets to this wonderful and intriguing exhibit from now until July 11, 2020 here

[Image] Donald Judd Art; Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Zack DeZon for The New York Times

Paintbox Manicures

In need of some pampering that doubles as a unique accessory and art expression? Paintbox is home to creating modern manicures that are sure to be a conversation starter. For their newest collection celebrating the opening of their Upper East Side studio, Paintbox has collaborated with iconic brands, such as Caroline Herrara, Moda Operandi and Veronica Beard, for an exclusive fashionable design and high end luxury experience. Your standard manicure will be upgraded and transformed into an artistic accessory you won’t be able to stop gazing at. Find the permanent collection, including ten core Paintbox designs, and appointment schedule here

SUEJIN JO at John Molloy Gallery

With viewings until March 13, visit the latest collection by Suejin Jo titled Migration_Passages at John Molloy Gallery. Exploring the journey of human migration through a cyclical narrative and layered approach to painting, Suejin Jo's paintings are rich in color and movements, as symbols for duality and continuity are touched upon in the works. The painting induce buzzes and hums in the textures and utilization of the space. Glimpse into the perspective of great movements and travel through Suejin Jo’s work with gallery hours on Tuesdays through Friday from 11:00am to to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

[image] Suejin Jo, "Migration" - oil and acrylic on canvas, 30x42”, 2018


Looking for a state of wellness and expansiveness? Experience a state of tranquility and relaxation by attending one of MNDFL’s meditation or sound bathing classes. A sound bath is a technique used to meditate and relax where participants engage in noises ranging from musical instruments or human voices. On Tuesdays and Saturdays in March, take a short walk from The Lowell to the MNDFL UES studio and meditate with tones from crystal singing bowls that drift you off into a serene and peaceful mindset. They also offer a range of classes for all ages and needs and other offerings include the MNDFL Breath and Intentions classes. View the full class schedule and reserve your pillow here.

Central Park

For those sunny and warm afternoons in New York City, nothing compares to the flourishing greenery blooming just a short walk away in the gardens and lawns of Central Park. With the whole family in tow, get out in the fresh air and explore the city’s prominent park. Begin your journey at East 65th Street, conveniently located next to the Central Park Zoo. Head north and sweep through the Sheep Meadow, stopping for a quick rest on the expansive grass and take in the views of the nearby Ramble. Continue along the west side of The Lake and discover acclaimed sights such as Strawberry Fields, the Shakespeare Garden and Belvedere Castle. Also for those looking for a more guided experience, consider booking the Heart of the Park Tour here, provided by the Central Park Conservatory, and see the highlights of the most famous landmarks in Central Park.

Stay for 3, Pay for 2 Offer

With all the sights, exhibits, shows and events throughout New York City, it can feel impossible to see it all in one trip. By adding just an extra day to your stay, you can do all of the above and enjoy the luxurious offerings of The Lowell all in the same trip. Reserve your March stay at The Lowell with the Stay for 3, Pay for 2 Offer and secure a discount of 33% off each night, with a minimum stay of three nights, and also enjoy personalized welcome amenities upon arrival. View the full offer details here