If you’re locked in within the metro for the summer, you don’t have to languish in boredom, as the SSI Group brings the experience of New York to the Bonifacio Global City Central Square with the Big City Escape, their summer raffle promotion in partnership with HSBC. Until June 30, Central Square will feel like the bustling and vibrant New York City with its array of fashion and travel items, food, and musical performances.

3 Men and a Grill and Berkies

There’s the NYC Street Eats, the series of weekend gourmet fairs. On top of that, from June 28 to 30, the food tours and markets group Pinoy Eats World will present a smorgasbord of New York-style street foods in collaboration with the restaurants Purple Yam, Tender Bob’s, Stanford & Shaw, Fog City Creamery, Thrive, Mr. Delicious, Pizza Grigliata, Cold Brew, and Melo’s.

Mr. Delicious

Feel as if you were strolling through New York’s five Boroughs with Scene Snaps, the interactive vignettes set up at the Atrium. Take photos and tag @centralsquareph and @ssilifeph when you post using the hashtags #CSQBigCityEscape, #CentralSquarePH, and #SSILife to win exciting prizes. Then when the sunsets, get a taste of the Broadway experience with excerpt performances presented by Stages, the producer of West Side Story and Disney’s High School Musical, featuring famed local musical theatre talents. Shows are scheduled on June 29 and June 30 at 6:00 PM at the Atrium.

One of the interactive vignettes at the Central Square Atrium

Shoppers also have more incentives to spend their hard-earned money, as with every Php3,000 single or accumulated receipt purchase at participating Central Square and Bonifacio High Street stores, they earn  one raffle entry for the Big City Escape raffle. HSBC cardholders can even get three raffle entries per purchase requirement.  In Central Square participating stores include Acca Kappa, Beauty Bar & Dashing Diva, Brooks Brothers, Charriol, Cortefiel, Diptyque, DKNY, Dune, Eden Park, Furla, Gap, Hackett, Hamleys, Kate Spade, LeSportsac, L’Occitane, Lacoste, Lipault, Marks & Spencer, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Samsonite, Superdry, Superga, Tommy Hilfiger, West Elm, Women’Secret, Baskin Robbins, Designer Blooms, Eric Kayser, Fireside, Kitchen’s Best, Marketplace by Rustan’s, MAC, Marks & Spencer Food, NARS, Saddle Row, SaladStop!, Starbucks Reserve, and TWG Tea. While in Bonifacio High Street, participating stores include Dashing Diva (Old Navy Bldg.), Kenneth Cole New York, Dune, Calvin Klein Underwear, Lush, MakeRoom & More, Nine West, and Springfield.

Up for grabs at the raffle are: a Php50,000 shopping spree and dining treat for four at Central Square as the third prize; a dining treat for 10 people plus a Php100,000 shopping spree at Central Square; and the grand prize of a complete New York experience for two, inclusive of airfare from Philippine Airlines and accommodation, plus a Pho100,000 shopping spree at Central Square. That’s a full New York experience right within the metro, and an opportunity to actually fly to the Big Apple too. It’s the Big City Escape, right here at Central Square.