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Pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants, and pop-up clubs are a rapidly emerging trend in NYC. Due to there unique nature, they can be tough to track down and might only be around for one day to a few weeks. In 2007 Openhouse Gallery located on Mulberry in Nolita stared hosting events in their 4,500 square-foot all-white retail gallery space and most recently the space has been converted into a Pop-Up Park called Park Here.

The indoor Pop-Up Park is the answer to the icy winters in NYC when all the plants and trees are dormant and the temperatures are dropping. Park Here is a great change of pace and therapeutic when the need to see green and hear the chirping of birds takes over, it’s blooming when nothing else is. The space has a garden with fake grass, hammocks, picnic benches, blankets, and trees. Fancy a picnic in January? Open daily and FREE to the public from noon to eight but is known to get crowded especially on the weekends.

As a mom with an active one year old I was excited to learn that this year every morning from 9 to 11:30am Park Here is Mommy Mornings! Opened exclusively for mom’s (nannies) and their kids through February 15th. Each day hosts different special activities from yoga, music, and book readings. Check out the Mommies calender of events, day passes are $25 or you can purchase the Family Season Pass for $200. Mommy Mornings also serves organic Stumptown coffee and tea from Nolita Mart.

Park Here is definitely worth checking out especially if you need a safe place for your kids to run around this winter and it is stroller accesable. Located at 201 Mulberry St. between Spring and Kenmare.

See you at the park!

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