You’ve seen it everywhere: pink, sparkles, and Ken. The upcoming Barbie film is drumming up a lot of excitement from fans of the franchise, and so are these Hudson Valley locales. Their themed menus and merchandise are the perfect way to celebrate Barbie’s moment on the big screen, so come on Barbie, let’s go party!
1108 Madison Ave, Albany
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Loved by the Capital Region’s avid breakfast and brunch attendees, Albany’s Café Madison glitzes up its usual menu with Barbie-themed specialty drinks and food. In addition to the menu, the café’s décor will also be popping with pink, and a limited number of customized brunch t-shirts and glittery stickers will be available for purchase. Café Madison will run its specialty brunch from Friday July 21 through Sunday July 23 to celebrate the release of the movie.
Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
July 22, 5-9 p.m.
This fabulous block party is coming to Pleasantville this weekend with plenty of fun-filled themed activities for the kids and food trucks for the parents. Dress up as Barbie or Ken and strike a pose for photos with a life-size Barbie while you jam out to all her favorite tunes. Can’t make it to the block party? Make sure to still celebrate by seeing the film in theaters and present your ticket at Root2Rise NY for a free chocolate chunk cookie with an order of $15 or more, or at Freddy’s Pleasantville to get 10% off your bill.
Barbie Bistro, 357 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie
This event is a pop-up in Poughkeepsie that welcomes Barbies and Kens of all ages to come to one of the four bistro seatings. Event planner Cousinz Creationz LLC brings Malibu to the Hudson Valley with its dreamhouse-inspired outdoor restaurant setting and themed treats and drinks. With exclusive merchandise and memorable photo scenes, all ages are welcome to partake in this Barbie Bash. Celebrating a birthday or other event in addition to the movie? The pop-up also offers VIP special pricing for groups.
Toasted, 43 Liberty St, Newburgh
August 25, 5-11 p.m.
Creative production company Dream Valley transforms Newburgh’s Toasted into Barbie’s Dreamhouse Backyard this August 25. Come in your best themed attire, don’t skimp on the pink, and, most importantly, don’t forget your Kenergy! Dance the night away with music from beloved pink icon Nicki Minaj, and enjoy Toasted’s specialty drink menu.