It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since Friends premiered on NBC — especially when you read about the millions upon millions of dollars streaming sites are still paying to be the exclusive online home of the show. Nonetheless, it has been two and a half decades since the world first fell in love with Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, and Monica — and to celebrate the anniversary, there is going to be a special Friends pop-up event in Manhattan this fall, complete with the opportunity to take pictures on recreations of the series’ famous sets, including Joey and Chandler’s apartment and the iconic Central Perk coffee shop.

Here’s some more of the specific details of what the experience will include:

The nostalgia-packed space offers fans the opportunity to explore the show and capture photos with set re-creations, props, and costumes that have defined 25 years of everyone’s favorite FRIENDS. Stick a turkey on your head, peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliner after playing some foosball, or help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot. Learn Monica’s top tidying tips with Method Home Products and surround yourself with Phoebe’s favorite things before heading to the re-created Central Perk for a pic on the legendary orange couch. Could this BE any more exciting?

The press release about the pop-up included this layout of what the experience (which supposedly takes about an hour to tour, according to the FAQ on the official website) looks like:


This Friends pop-up experience runs September 7 to October 6 at 76 Mercer Street in New York City. Tickets go on sale this Friday; for more info go to

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