Blink and you'll miss this tropical Flower Flash in Washington Heights

Updated: Mar 17, 2020


"Flowers around the Source" Flower Flash by Harlem-based florist Cape Lily

A stunning pop-up floral installation by Harlem-based florist Cape Lily appeared without much notice yesterday morning in La Plaza de las Americas in Washington Heights.

This Flower Flash in Washington Heights is a preview of next year's citywide L.E.A.F. flower festival

The so-called Flower Flash–in this case a Caribbean-themed arrangement of tropical fruits and flowers–was wrapped around "The Source," a 2015 mosaic-covered water fountain by artist Ester Partegàs.

The Flower Flash in Washington Heights wrapped around "The Source" by artist Ester Partegàs
This Flower Flash in Washington Heights is a preview of next year's citywide L.E.A.F. flower festival

The installation was one of many across the city yesterday and today–including the Atlas statue in Rockefeller Center and the Astor Place Cube–that served as a preview of next year's L.E.A.F. flower festival.

This Flower Flash in Washington Heights is a preview of next year's citywide L.E.A.F. flower festival

Taking place next June, the event is being billed as a "celebration across Manhattan for all New Yorkers to come together and enjoy the beauty of nature." You have a year to get your camera ready.

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