@ Nowadays

56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385


HotBox is a mobile sauna serving the NY Metro area. The sauna hosts residencies across the five boroughs (and beyond), connecting communities through heat, health, and conversation. HotBox’s maiden voyage is this winter, turning up the heat in March in the big backyard of Nowadays, the indoor / outdoor gathering place on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens. 


Made from sustainably sourced Canadian Hemlock, HotBox is an 8’ x 18’ unit fit to accommodate up to 10 people at a time. Kept at toasty 170 degrees Fahrenheit, guests are encouraged to split their one-hour session into 10-15 minute rounds in the sauna, breaking to relax and hydrate.

HotBox is committed to providing a safe and positive space for all people to feel good and sweat.




Where are y'all?
Right now, we're in the backyard at Nowadays, a groovy gathering spot on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood that's got plenty of food, drink, and dance inside. 


How hot does the sauna get?
The temperature is kept at 170-180 degrees Fahrenheit.


How long can I stay in the sauna?
We recommend doing a few 5-15 minute rounds. 


What does a session cost?
During the week, a 60 minute sauna session is $30. After the first hour, extended hangs are $20/hr.  See below for exceptions.


What's open sauna?
Open sauna are our weekend sauna hangs during Nowaday’s scheduled programming. Saturday and Sunday nights, we welcome walk-ins for a schvit. Since there’s a cover at the front door, sessions are half price. 


How many people fit in there?
The sauna can fit 8-10 people. 


What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a swimsuit, towel, water bottle, and sandals. 


What if I forgot?
No sweat. We rent out comfy robes and towels for $5.


Can I change into stuff there?
Definitely. We have changing rooms on site.


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