“Journey Through Paradise” is the theme of this year’s annual flower show at Macy’s Herald’s Square, running March 24 through April 7. As the marvelous celestial floral displays bloom for spectators, this year’s space-inspired fantasy will transport visitors into a multi-dimensional zone of adventure and discovery through its flora and eccentrically landscaped gardens in a celebration of wonder and mystery of the planet Paradisios.
This season’s show brings life to the cosmic tale of Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder and her discovery of the planet Paradisios. Expect 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.
All about discovery, color and wonder, Macy’s Flower Show will blast off into the cosmos with more than 5000 types of planets, trees and flowers depicting various outer space themes. As you enter each show, you will be dazzled by a space ship as it launches into space through the roof into the star-filled night sky. Then, make your way and explore Paradisios, to encounter its colorful inhabitants, floating cities, alien technology and whimsical plant life.
New to Macy’s Flower Show are seven fashion pods located throughout the main floor with fashions designed by FIT students. They were challenged to create original designs using the following themes: Big Bang, Anti-Matter, Zero-Gravity, Lunar Landing, and Interstellar Explorer. Visit Dino the brontosaurus in the garden sponsored by Flower Show partner Sinclair Oil, located in the kid’s department on Macy’s 7th floor, and enjoy a high-speed jet-pack adventure through Paradisios in search of Baby Dinos! Nestled between golden lights, azaleas and red dracaenas, you’ll find Baby Dino eggs and a few curious Paradigms.
In addition to planet explorations, Flower Show spectators will have an opportunity to enjoy themed in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the store’s show, among such unexpected settings as grand bridges and columns. For a schedule of events, visit www.visitmacysusa.com/event/macys-flower-show.
Correction: On April 6th, The Chantels will appear at Half Hollow Hills, HS, 50 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746. On April 5th, The Chantels Street Sign Tribute takes place at East 166th St. & Prospect Avenue, Bronx, NY.