New Yorkers, be happy.
That’s the message of the latest immersive exhibit in SoHo.
The “Happy-Go-Lucky” pop-up experience takes you through eight highly-Instagrammable showrooms meant to inspire you to let in positive energy, according to Sunnyhues Entertainment, which is producing the event.
New Yorkers are so stressed that having a place to leave it all at the door and have fun is at the heart of it, according to staff at the exhibit.
Once you enter the pop-up, which plays upbeat songs from artists like Hilary Duff and Britney Spears, you’ll sashay through its pièce de résistance, “the palace of enchanted crystals,” a mirrored hallway with glowing, color-changing lights. Following that, you’ll flow into a field of sunflowers, a pink beach that’ll have you resembling Boticelli’s “The Birth of Venus,” a room with a huge red pepper you can rock on, “the illusion” room that’ll make you go cross-eyed and more.
To top it off, you’ll get a free Italian ice with goodies on top before you leave.
Jasmine Liang, 20, took her friend Sondra Chambacarrillo, 18, to the exhibit for her birthday as a surprise and said that it was a “really fun” way to celebrate.
“The exhibit was super eye-catching when I saw it on Instagram, so I knew we had to go,” she told amNewYork. “When we got here, I was surprised there were so many rooms.”
As for the Italian ice, it was a godsend because it is so hot, she said.
“It was really my savior,” she said. “It was a party with a gift.”
This is the latest in immersive exhibits to come to New York City. A pair of Brooklyn locals recently opened “Dream Machine,” a similar walk-through experience that incorporates elements of dream, including a room of clouds, a ball pit pool and more. Another, The Egg House, opened in April with egg-themed rooms and a “caviar” pool.
Happy-Go-Lucky, located at 43 Wooster St., will open to visitors every half-hour between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. through July 8. Tickets are $28 during the week and $34 on weekends at sunnyhues.com.