We’re spending the week in Soho at the CNET Gotham Pop-Up Store in NYC. The editors at CNET are helping you get set-up for the holidays by featuring all their favorite devices and gadgets in a virtual tech playground. This is the best kind of store, where every experience is free and you can leave with prizes, experience cool parties and sign up for an unlimited amount of classes and events.
We celebrated the grand opening yesterday and will be around for its duration from November 9 – 13. It’s definitely a place where you can “geek-out” with friends (without any judgment!) and see all the latest and greatest stuff that you can add to your wishlist this year. Not to mention, there are even opportunities to meet people (or maybe even find your true love?) at events like Friday’s “Nerd Nite Speed Dating Social.”
We’ve “popped up” before in San Francisco this summer and are joining our friends at CNET with a special learning theater and photo shoot area where you can get glam, strike a pose and walk away with souvenir prints. We’re also hosting photo walks throughout nearby neighborhoods, providing quality instruction on Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Carousel, inspirational talks from professional photographers and one-on-one help from our product experts.
The team was just here last weekend for Photo Plus Expo for a photo walk in 33 degree temps with sleet and snow. Yesterday, we appreciated the unusually warm 60+ degree weather, sunshine and peace and quiet found early in the morning here in NYC. C. Bay Millin is a photographer and short filmmaker, whose work explores issues of identity and place. He led a gang of enthusiastic photographers around his favorite neighborhood haunts, mainly centered around interesting foods, sights and smells in Chinatown and Little Italy. C. Bay provided some photography tips and personal stories of what he loves most about exploring the city. We got up close and personal with barrels of live frogs, graceful tai chi groups in Columbus Park, exotic fruits and vegetables spilling out of bins in outdoor markets and even took a trip down the historic “Blood Alley,” where gang members often met their bloody fate around a blind corner.
We headed back to the store for free Lightroom instruction from C. Bay, prizes and lunch. Thanks to all the early birds that joined us for a fun walk around the neighborhood! We’ve got more photo walks this weekend and will be venturing to Washington Square Park and other nearby locations with anything from DSLRs, to cell phones and point and shoots.
If you live in the NYC area, don’t miss the opportunity to check out the store, sign up for free classes covering anything from Photoshop demos, to photography, holiday buying guides and tech boot camps with CNET editors or just party with friends and fellow technophiles. The walls are literally lined with devices, cameras and gadgets and there’s usually a food truck parked out front with tasty treats. Adobe product managers Tom Hogarty, Bryan O’Neil Hughes and Chris Quek are also in town to provide instruction on Lightroom, Photoshop and Adobe Carousel. You can check out some of the fun activities and event happenings for yourself in our Facebook album. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
WHERE: Openhouse Gallery NYC – 201 Mulberry Street (At Spring)
WHEN: Wednesday, November 9 through Sunday, November 13
Open Daily 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM