Secret Summer NYC is the nation’s first and only “Farm-to-Bar” cocktail festival. It is a celebration of sustainable mixology, fresh eats, music, art, dance, fashion, and more. Vibrant seasonal sippers are prepared with only raw, peak-season ingredients sourced from local farms and paired with the best quality spirit brands on the market.
The Foundry in Long Island City provides the perfect location for the party on August 12th. The fully restored 19th century building boasts 3,000 square feet of raw space with a lush outdoor courtyard that will be open to ticket-holders offering up stunning views of the Manhattan skyline along with a gorgeous indoor Greenhouse.
Who will be there?
Man vs. Food Host Casey Webb, Shakespeare in the Park’s Othello star Chukwudi Iwuji, Performers Sitar & Tabla, Hungry March Band, DJ Kieren Taylor, Kaoro Wantanabe Taiko Drums and Moon Hooch along with Secret Summer Event Producers Tyler Hollinger, Andy Maturana andAllison Du Val, in addition to 1,000 cocktail aficionados
Secret Summer is a one-of-kind festival featuring seasonal farm-to-bar cocktails, unique food vendors and musical performances at The Foundry. The 4th annual fete and immersive summer garden party will showcase and serve up drinks from dozens of the world’s most prominent spirits brands. Old meets new Japan in the greenhouse with Suntory Whisky Toki™ Highballs. There will be a Brugal 1888 rum tasting experience perfectly complemented with dessert. Brockmans Gin will be immersed in a Juniper Forest where revelers can taste, smell and experience while getting lost in an atrium filled with foliage. A Blue Point Brewery Toasted Yacht will be on hand so guests can sip on Blue Point Beer cocktails from a boat located in the middle of the venue. Tanteo Tequila is collaborating with Blue Point Brewery and Austin Eastciders, and will be creating a spicy margarita offered at the main bar. Hangar 1 Vodka will have a Hanging Herb Wall where guests will be encouraged to pick their favorite herbs to complete their cocktails.
Areppas, The Choripan, Sophie’s Cuban, and Wisefish Poke will be on hand to satisfy everyone’s appetites and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream will offer seasonal flavors, cross pollenating a rum flavored cream with Brugal 1888. Man vs Food host Casey Webb will judge the best cocktail at this year’s event. Secret Summer has teamed up with LYFT to offer festival goers a discounted ride to or from the fest. And, RAVEL and the exclusive pool club Profundo will host the event’s ‘Official After Party’ so all attendees will be granted access with their Secret Summer wristband to dance and swim under the moonlight.
Farm-to-bar uses the same ideology that the farm-to-table movement has brought to our food. These vibrant seasonal sippers are prepared with only raw, peak-season ingredients sourced from local farms and paired with the best quality spirit brands on the market. These locally sourced items are skillfully incorporated into the Secret Summer program in many different and exciting ways. Secret Summer’s farm-to-bar program is our way of sharing and celebrating a lifestyle of wholeness, happiness and a passion for quality ingredients and experiences.
WHERE: The Foundry
42-38 9th St
Long Island City, NY 11101
WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 2018
2pm – 8pm