Smize, Y’all! Oh, and werk!
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always a big sucker for insta-worthy destinations. Feed on fleek? You betcha!
Here are three super awesome places I scouted out for scenic pictures and dope backgrounds. Taking a social media cleanse? No worries! They’re also great places to visit in general.
Blackbody Show Room25 Greene Street
The Blackbody Show Room is home to the world’s first OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display. The space consists of two floors filled with all things lights. We’re talking incredible fixtures and mind-boggling chandeliers! Their “Orange Room” with “raining” lights is definitely a fan favorite.
Plus, it’s that perfect backdrop for your new profile pic.
And, admission to this French light installation is free! If you’re ever in the area, I highly suggest dropping by to relax your mind, body, and soul.
MoMA PS122-25 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City)
You can find this contemporary art museum in Long Island City, Queens. After walking through the colorful “Weaving the Courtyard” to get to the actual museum, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed everything the three-floored MoMa PS1 had to offer.
Not gonna lie, there were some disturbing artworks, but I guess that’s just what contemporary art is.
Otherwise, the museum has an incredible selection of art ranging from short films, to simple paints, to sculptures. Come with an open mind but you might want to leave the children you’re babysitting at home.
Oh, and admission is free for all New Yorkers until October 2017 in honor of the museum’s 40th anniversary!
SeaGlass CarouselState & Water Street (Battery Park)
You need to check out the SeaGlass Carousel because it is the prettiest carousel I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Even though I’ve “been there” and “done that,” I gladly would do it all over again.
Yeah, I know, it’s $5.00 for just a couple of minutes, but these glowing and rotating fish are so worth the mulah!
Best of all, it’s gram-worthy day and night, inside and out!
OTHER PLACES TO CHECK OUT
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
- David Zwirner Gallery
Pray tell, what are some of your favorite gram-worthy spots this summer?