Back for a second year, the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar promises a three-day whirlwind of international culture, music, and food that elegantly ushers in fall. Below, a list of L-ATITUDE?s favorite festival highlights.
Summer has gained a reputation as the season of impulsivity?weekend jaunts, international adventures, and spur-of-the-moment road trips frequently fill your days (and nights). But if you can?t squeeze an escape into summer?s dwindling days, the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar event is a must-visit. A three-day festival at the Lexington Armory slated for September 28 to 30, it features a power-packed schedule of music and cultural performances that are the perfect segue into fall.
The event?s live entertainment lineup is a sensory whirlwind that showcases the unique traditions of various nations. Immerse yourself in age-old Chinese customs with the celebrated dragon dance, then be transported to West Africa with a rhythmic drum performance. Other standouts include Arabic belly dancing, songs performed by a soulful brass band, and Spanish flamenco dancing.
Feeling a bit daring? Hop on a demo zipline and fly across the venue?no wings necessary. Inspired by the world?s highest zipline?which is located at Puerto Rico?s scenic Toro Verde Park?it?s a scaled-down version of a globally renowned thriller. Continue your adventurous streak by stepping onto a catamaran boat from the British Virgin Islands and taking tequila shots from a party-ready shot-ski. Snap some pictures of your exotic exploits with a Fuji X-series camera; the brand is encouraging attendees to ?test drive? its celebrated X-Series line at the event.
Take a peek at a few of the worldly wares that will be on display at the festival by browsing the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar Store at L-ATITUDE. It?s the ultimate destination for an accessory pick-me-up; stocked with leopard printed neon scarves, head-turning statement necklaces, and vibrantly hued totes, it has all the makings of a one-of-a-kind look.
Our international adventures have given us worldly perspectives, endless memories, and remember-forever meals?but have also expanded our wardrobe with lustworthy wares. There?s nothing quite like scoring a super-chic feathered clutch from a Turkish bazaar with the confidence that no other partygoer will be sporting your find. With the proliferation of fast fashion and buy-it-now sample sales, one-of-a-kind buys sometimes seem few and far between?so stock your closet with unique picks at the second annual Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar in NYC. A three-day event slated for the Lexington Armory from September 28 to 30, it?s a festival celebrating the world?s traditions (and so-stylish fashions).
The Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar?s expertly curated selection will completely satisfy your sartorial cravings?statement-making jewelry from L-ATITUDE, Turkish home accessories, and Moroccan d?cor are just a few highlights. Post-shopping, indulge in some pampering with a hand massage, a tray of Uruguayan caviar, and a flute of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, all compliments of Seabourn Cruise Line. After this A-list treatment, you?ll want a shot at the luxe life?enter the event?s online auction, which features once-in-a-lifetime trips to the finest exotic locales. A portion of the proceeds from each auction supports the international non-profit Room to Read.
Through the Travel + Leisure?s Global Bazaar Store at L-ATITUDE, you can peek the exclusive clothing, accessories, and home d?cor that will be the focal point of the festival. Even if you?re no longer stocking your pencil case or breaking in your notebooks in anticipation of the impending school year, its fresh picks are the perfect back-to-school (or welcome-to-fall) purchase.
The Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar festival offers plenty of adult-only activities, but what about the kids? Never fear; the last day of the event?September 30?is wholly dedicated to kid-approved fun. Expose your children to the world?s vibrant cultures with a full slate of exciting events.
This family-friendly day caters to the whims of any kid, yet promises adults will be equally as entertained. What child (or parent!) can resist frosting?and eating?their own cupcake creation? That?s the premise behind Celebrity Cruises? cupcake decorating sessions, which allow budding pastry chefs to experiment with the tools of the trade. To engage in more festival fun, head over to the face painting station, where artists will expertly paint your face in the tribal style of the Chilean Rapa Nui. Other exotic activities await at Hilton Resorts? booth, where you can strum the ukulele, learn the time-honored hula, blow a conch shell, and more. For an educational wind-down, celebrities such as Andrew McCarthy will be reading children?s books to support the international non-profit Room to Read.
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