Macy’s Flower Show 2017 brings Coney Island to Herald Square – Metro US

Macy’s Flower Show 2017 brings Coney Island to Herald Square

Step right up to the Macy’s Flower Show!

The 43th annual event, open now through April 9, has created a literal carnival atmosphere inside the Herald Square department store. The classic Coney Island-style decor has 5,000 flowers blooming out of a giant carousel, a Ferris wheel, bumper cars and even a mermaid horse from an undersea carousel.

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And because every turn-of-the-century carnival must have a sideshow, there’s a whole planter of Oddities like the bat flower whose blooms look like wings, and another that thrives in oxygen-free bogs. (Insert your punchline here.)

A Barrel of Fun #macysflowershow @macys

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Alas, Macy’s has done away with one of the best parts of the show, the Bouquet of the Day, whichstirred up a bit of controversylast year with an “America the Beautiful” motif that featured gold-painted guns and beer cans. Have a look around in our gallery, and check out some of the classes, talks and otherspecial eventsgoing on during the festival.

If you’d like to check out a real carnival, Coney Island opens for the season on April 8.

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