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Eat Ross’s Bribe Muffins and More in a Fake Central Perk at a Boston ‘Friends’ Pop-Up

In celebration of 25 years since the show debuted

Two large photos of the cast from the show ‘Friends’ line walls of a show exhibit
From the ‘Friends’ pop-up in New York City
Ryan Muir

Anyone looking to relive 25-year-old nostalgia — and put it all on Instagram — will get a chance next month as a Friends pop-up settles into Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, with replica props from the TV show, a Central Perk set, and even a fake turkey to wear on your head (hope you got your flu shot) like Monica and Joey did on the show.

Appropriately dubbed “The One With the Pop-Up,” this roving Friends recreation previously ran in New York and will now make its way to Boston, taking up residence at 401 Park from November 21 through January 5. The production is a joint effort from Superfly, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Warner Bros. Television Group, and tickets will be available online starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, November 1.

Part of the Friends pop-up will include a mock Central Perk cafe menu, with beverages and food available for purchase. The New York event offered items such as Joey’s New York apple pie, Chandler’s Licked Banana Nut Muffin, and more — all bearing themed names from the show. (Update, November 18: See the Boston menu below.) In addition to the recreated cafe, there will be select props from the show, an interactive exhibit, and a full retail store, of course. Visitors will be able to recreate specific moments from the show, including pivoting Ross’s couch up stairs and peeking through Monica’s purple apartment door.

Two individuals pose on an orange couch with yellow and blue umbrellas
‘Friends’ pop-up photo shoot
Jeremy Cohen

Regular hours for the pop-up will be 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed Christmas Day but will operate until 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, while running through 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. There will also be a ticketed Friendsgiving event on Thanksgiving, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here’s the Boston cafe menu:

A menu for the Friends pop-up in Boston

A ‘Friends’ Pop-Up Is Coming to Boston [Boston.com]
Friends Pop-Up [Official Site]

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