Our Experience at POPSUGAR Play/Ground
We recently attended POPSUGAR’s second-annual Play/Ground festival at Pier 94 in New York and we had an amazing time. Since it’s still fairly new, we thought we’d share a recap of our experience there to give you an idea of what it is, what you can do, and more.
If you’re not familiar, POPSUGAR Play/Ground is a two-day festival for women, designed to help you live your happiest, healthiest life. We decided to purchase VIP tickets, but there are of course general admission tickets available. Some of the perks for VIP tickets included first access to panel and fitness classes and a goodie bag that was STUFFED. I mean, we had to pick up the bag at the end of Day 1 because it would have been way too heavy to carry around all day long! The VIP bag included everything from skincare, to books, accessories, makeup, and so much more. The below is just a small amount of what was included!
Usually we’re hesitant about downloading apps for events, but having one for this festival was so helpful. Not only were we able to reference the schedule right from our phones, but we were able to build out our own personal schedule ahead of time so we didn’t have to worry about missing anything we really wanted to see. It also gave us alerts when certain events were happening, so that was a nice touch as well.
One of the experiences we added to our schedule was an intuitive reading! They had a lot of wellness offerings available including chakra balancing and energy healing, which we weren’t expecting at all. It was great to see so many people have the opportunity to try them out. We both agree that out favorite was the sound bath with Sara Auster. Now, I bet you’re wondering how we were able to center ourselves and have a sound bath in the middle of this loud festival, but we made it happen! It was so peaceful and heart warming to take that time and focus.
Another highlight of the festival, were the keynotes and panels. We attended a live episode of the Almost 30 podcast where they interviewed Alisa Vitti, founder of FLO Living. They had a conversation around hormones and how it affects us that completely blew our minds, so we’re pumped to learn more! We were also really excited about Issa Rae’s keynote. She spoke about her career and passion, all while being funny, of course! We were able to take something away from each panel/keynote we attended.
On to the various fitness classes available, we kicked off Day 2 with a Tone it Up class! The founders led the session and we have to say, it was pretty incredible to be a part of. It was a great workout that got us pumped for the rest of the day. We even got to take the Tone It Up yoga mat and booty bands! Later, we took a class with Anna Victoria, which required just as much hard work, but in the end we were able to get a free pair of CALIA leggings.
In addition to all of these already incredible experiences, there were so many companies there to do a little shopping. From HelloFresh to Benefit Cosmetics to Alexandra Winbush, there was so much to see, and buy if you wanted to, along with lots of free snacks to pick up along the way!
In short, we had a great time and we can’t wait to go again next year! Have you ever been to POPSUGAR Play/Ground or are you planning on attending in the future? Let us know in the comments!