Know that curious sculpture garden smack in the middle of Soho? The one that’s always locked?
For one night only, the team behind Atlas Obscura is throwing a garden party there — and you’re invited.
Looking to make a proper date of it? We also know a new sushi speakeasy and champagne parlor for the before and after.
Sushi By Bao (3 images)
Step one: Grub
Sushi by Boū isn’t a leisurely five-course, four-hour feast — but it’s no less cool. You’re in for a one-of-a-kind 30-minute, $50 omakase from Chef-owner David Bouhadana at The Sanctuary Hotel. The experience involves 12 pieces of fine sushi served two-and-a-half minutes apart. They take reservations by text solely (917-348-5737); it’s counter only with just a handful of seats. Coined as “sushi for the people,” it’s excellent in-and-out fare that won’t break the bank.
Step two: Garden Party
A Night at Niblo’s Garden with
Air (4 images)
Step three: Raise a glass
After all that stimulation, a toast. Meander over to the new Air’s Champagne Parlor from Ariel Arce, formerly the Wine Director at Riddling Widow and Birds & Bubbles. The best part? It’s affordable — something one doesn’t often hear in the bubbly world. The Champagne and sparkling wine list is divided into three sections: “50 Under 50,” comprised primarily of global sparklers; “Geeky and Niche,” grower-focused expressions made by Arce’s favorite producers; and “Personalized Flights,” as served from a customized roving cart. And if the evening calls for a stronger nightcap — they have cocktails, too.