The Immersive Van Gogh Experience Is Teaming Up With a ‘Cannabis Lifestyle Purveyor’ for a Few Weed-Friendly Night Shows

Weed isn't included, but a commemorative pin is.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at the Pier 36 in Manhattan of New York City, United States on June 7, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ever wanted to blow some dro and stare at a Van Gogh? Well, now’s your chance.

Later this month, New York’s wildly popular pop-up dedicated to the Dutch post-Impressionist, Immersive van Gogh, plans to partner with the “cannabis lifestyle purveyor” Happy Munky for a pair of special events that will let guests experience the exhibition after partaking.

The “Happy Munky After Dark” events are set to take place today and next week, August 18, from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets cost between $125 and $200 each night—a sizable upgrade from the already pricey $40 to $70 price tag accompanying the normal exhibition.

What you’re paying for are perks: access to a “waterfront consumption lounge experience” (smoking is prohibited inside the show itself), a rental cushion in case you get tired of standing in front of the art, and a swag bag with event-specific merch, including a commemorative pin and a poster. 


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A pass for Immersive Van Gogh is included in the Happy Munky package. Weed, however, is not; the event is ”BYOC”—“bring your own cannabis.” (In New York, it’s currently legal to own marijuana, but not to sell it.)

Over the several months, the Immersive van Gogh has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Events have now popped up in more than 20 cities across the country, attracting scores of first daters, selfie-takers, Emily in Paris fans, and moms (moms love Immersive van Gogh, it turns out). By now, you’ve almost certainly seen it on your Instagram feed.

The experience arrived in New York this summer, setting up shop at Pier 36. Feverish anticipation followed: More than 250,000 advance tickets were sold before the opening, the event’s organizers said in June.  

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