European-style flower present LEAF blooms all through Meatpacking District, NYC

MEATPACKING DISTRICT, Manhattan (WABC) – The Meatpacking District is hosting a one-of-a-kind flower festival this weekend.

More than 100 florists have exhibited in shop windows and squares across the neighborhood to create a European-style flower market.

“In a city with so many great talented florists and flower designers, I am very excited to present LEAF, our first annual flower festival,” said Moira Breslin, founder of LEAF – especially the Meatpacking District, TF Cornerstone and all florists – that we are making this happen could. We are excited to provide a platform for a new generation of florists to showcase their talents and turn the Meatpacking District into a riot Color – a gift for all New Yorkers during LEAF weekend “

Mayor Bill de Blasio even took part in the kickoff of the event on Saturday.

Organizers hope the festival will bring people back to the area as NYC continues to open.

“It enabled us to activate the whole neighborhood – restaurants, retailers got involved – and then just showcase the amazing creative class in town,” said Jeffrey LeFrancois of the Meatpacking Improvement District.

The festival lasts until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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