This summer, Manhattan is encouraging consumers to take care of their best self, filling the sidewalks with store experiences from CBD-infused adult playgrounds to health-promoting vegan ice cream

As any New Yorker knows, summer in the city can be a bittersweet experience. Though the sun is finally shining after a seemingly endless winter, the concrete jungle is no beach; 90+ degree temperatures, dense humidity and high-volume tourism crowds drive many New Yorkers out for the summer, seeking respite in pricey vacation spots like The Hamptons. But for those without a second home across the sound, there's a solution to your summer blues right here in the five boroughs: wellness retail.

Indeed, as trends in self-care and wellness continue to rise, the city is seeing an influx of health-focused pop-ups and activations. From frozen coconut cream to cryo-facials, wellness retail can provide the overheated New Yorker the moment of peace they so crave. If you'll be spending the summer in the city, or if you're simply interested in what's new for self-care retail in New York, PSFK put together a list of the seven can't-miss NYC wellness experiences for the upcoming hot months of 2019:

Koku
The very first pop-up shop for the frozen coconut cream brand Koku opens on Lafayette St. from June to September 2019. The allergen-free, chemical-free, plant-based product touts its wellness appeal with ingredients like Reishi to “promote calmness, fight anxiety, and be your immune system’s best friend.”

 

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The Well Health Club 
American venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates will be opening the first location of its upscale wellness facility, The Well, this summer in Manhattan. The health club will feature Western and Eastern medical practices, a spa, meditation classes, health coaches who will run educational seminars and more, supplemented with an online marketplace.

Clean Market 
The food market, spa and vitamin IV drip lounge Clean Market offers a full range of unique wellness-based products and services, from whole-body cryotherapy to customized booster shot programs. Apart from its 54th St. location, the wellness house hosts monthly IV drip pop-ups at Equinox on Mulberry St, with select retail offerings during class hours.

Come Back Daily
The experiential CBD hub Come Back Daily offers a curated lounge area where visitors are invited to unwind over food and drinks, as well as partake in community-driven events such as meditation, yoga and massage services. The space will also host community-driven programs that integrate CBD into everyday lives through educational sessions led by prominent cannabis influencers.

Recess
The hemp beverage brand opened an experiential adult playground where visitors can experience the feeling of drinking Recess, connect in-real-life and introduce themselves to a larger creative community. In addition to being a physical retail location for the popular hemp beverage and related merchandise, the gathering space will be used for a nightly calendar of events, including open panels, music and any other creative divisions that could use the platform.

SHOWFIELDS

In addition to the seasonally-curated selection of wellness-themed activations from its various tenants on the first floor, the DTC department store just opened its community-based coworking space on the fourth floor. Open weekly Monday through Thursday, The Loft offers free wifi, plenty of seating and a roofdeck terrace perfect for a summer day. The space is free to visit – those interested need only sign up for the SHOWFIELDS newsletter.

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TrampoLEAN
The pop-up trampoline workout studio trampoLEAN is known for its low-impact, beginner-friendly routine, as well as its colorfully decorated studio. As reported by TIME magazine, trampoline workouts help circulate blood and oxygen to all the tissues in the body, including the brain.


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As any New Yorker knows, summer in the city can be a bittersweet experience. Though the sun is finally shining after a seemingly endless winter, the concrete jungle is no beach; 90+ degree temperatures, dense humidity and high-volume tourism crowds drive many New Yorkers out for the summer, seeking respite in pricey vacation spots like The Hamptons. But for those without a second home across the sound, there's a solution to your summer blues right here in the five boroughs: wellness retail.