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‘Friends’ Pop-Up Comes To Life In Boston, Complete With Central Perk

Friends Pop-Up Boston

From ‘Friends’ pop-up in New York City | Ali Kate Cherkis | The New York Times

Exciting news for Bostonians! The ‘Friends’ pop-up experience is coming to Boston complete with the iconic Central Perk “orange couch” that the crew always lounging on!

The pop-up original ran in NYC (of course ) first and now if gearing up to bring the excitement to Boston.

As I sit (actually standing…yup I stand) and type this all I can remember is growing up as a little young stallion and having my mom literally be ADDICTED to Friends….each and every Thursday (I think that was the night) we would gobble up our dinners in front of the tv and pretend we were hanging out with Rachel and the gang at the Central Perk.

Ahhh haha good times!

Ok back to the details…

The pop-up opens in the Fenway neighborhood on Nov 21 and goes until Jan 5. It will be located at 401 Park, at the corner of Brookline Ave and Fullerton Street.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (Nov 1) at 12pm on the official pop-up
website.

Part of the pop-up will feature a mock Central Perk cafe menu, with beverages and food available for purchase. During the NYC pop-up the cafe featured menu options like: Joey’s New York Apple Pie, Chandler’s Licked Banana Nut Muffin (yum!) and many more fun themed names. 

‘Friends’ New York Pop-Up | Instagram @dstylemakeupofficial

Along side the mock set-up of the Central Perk Cafe, there will be REAL select props from the show, an interactive exhibit and full retail store to grab their favorite show merchandise. 

Fans will be able to recreate memorable scenes from the show including: pivoting Ross’s couch up the stairs and peeking through Monica’s purple apartment door! 👀 

Hours for the pop-up will be 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day, but will be open until 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, and running through 1 a.m. on New Years Eve. There will also be a secret special Friendsgiving event on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jonathan Holden

The author Jonathan Holden