Mel Bae in The City

New York Magic Lab x Mel Bae

Another day, another pop up exhibition in NYC so today we’re chatting about the New York Magic Lab!

New York Magic Lab is the world’s FIRST ever magic themed art exhibition and you know what means… Instagram worthy pictures galore! The two floor pop up is smaller than your average NYC pop up but it’s got just the right amount of entertainment for a fun & unique experience. Open since late September the theme of the pop up matches the feel of the season right now: magical & mysterious as we make our way towards Halloween!

Upon opening the doors into NYML you will walk into a magic themed wonderland filled with plenty of photo opps including their giant sized magic card with different giant magician hats to match (which you can pop in out of, hello boomerang opportunity!) and of course the front desk where the staff  can check you in and answer any questions or concerns on how to navigate the exhibit, they were super friendly & fun.

I think we can all agree you can’t have an NYC pop up exhibit without a ball pit room, it’s like signature room that draws visitors in! The pink tiled room will totally bring you back to your elementary school days, when life was easy. Remember when bills, relationships & adulting wasn’t a thing? Same. Although the room brings out your inner child, it also provides you with some good adulting advice with a magical twist:

Life Is Tricky Baby, Stay in Your Magic. #LoveIt

I couldn’t have been the only one who had dreams of being a pop star for approximately .5 seconds of their childhood. So of course I had to take advantage and bring that same dream back! The best part about this room is that there was actual music being played Spotted, me singing a classic “I’ll Be Missing You”.

My favorite part of the New York Magic Lab? Definitely the basement level! Down there you could find fun outfits, a slide and the main attraction the dance floor! *Cue Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body* The dance floor was definitely the highlight of the night, you could spot all visitors getting into their best poses to catch a good pic here. The floor changes colors every couple of seconds so when it comes to lighting you’ve got options honey! I chose to strike a pose with the Kanye (well old Kanye) sunglasses from that “Stronger” era.

If you’re looking for a fun quick little pop up experience, New York Magic Lab is definitely a cool option! But act fast this pop up will only be around until October 28th, you can purchase tickets ($26 for adults/ $21 for children)  & see full schedule here.

Please note: Dogs are welcome here! So if you have a furry friend you’d like to bring with you, you can do so! Also this would be fun for young children as well, so real life parents this is kid friendly too. Another note to mention: some nights you are able to see a magician perform some card tricks. I spent about 30 minutes at the pop up, but you can easily tour it all within about 20! For further information contact New York Magic Lab on Insta: @newyorkmagiclab

Once again thank you to the New York Magic Lab team for having me! Will you be popping by the pop up?



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  • Reply Trene Todd

    Hey Mel! I love your blog! I really feel like I’m sitting down having a convo with you! NYC has the best pop up museums! I loved all of the photos you took and you really made me want to hop on a flight and act fast about going there! You look like you have such an amazing time in NYC! I love it!

    November 6, 2018 at 1:36 am
    • Reply withmelbae

      Thanks for reading and so glad you loved it!! You would love NYC hope you come soon and join in on the fun! xo mel

      November 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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