Farm-to-table is a concept that has become popular in and out of Manhattan, but did you know that farm-to-bar also exists? Secret Summer, which is the country’s only festival that celebrates the latter concept, returns this Sunday at The Foundry in Long Island City. Here’s why you and your friends should attend.
Secret Summer is a one-of-kind festival featuring seasonal farm-to-bar cocktails, unique food vendors and musical performances that’s taking place at The Foundry in Long Island City on Sunday, August 12th from 2pm-8pm.
The 4th annual fete and immersive summer garden party, produced by Tyler Hollinger, Andy Maturana and Allison Du Val, will showcase and serve up drinks from the world’s most prominent spirits brands like old meets new Japan in the greenhouse with Suntory Whisky Toki™ Highballs. Hangar 1 Vodka will have a Hanging Herb Wall where guests will be encouraged to pick their favorite herbs to complete their cocktails. 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. Fentimans will have their natural botanical drinks on hand and Harmless Harvest Coconut Water will be there to keep guests hydrated.
Areppas, The Choripan, Sophie’s Cuban, San Matteo and Wisefish Poke will be on hand to satisfy everyone’s appetites and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream will offer seasonal flavors. The Travel Channel’s Man v. Food host Casey Webb will judge the best cocktail at this year’s event. Secret Summer musical performers will include Sitar & Tabla, Hungry March Band, DJ Kieren Taylor, Kaoro Wantanabe Taiko Drums and Moon Hooch. The Uprooted Flower Truck will be present selling hand-crafted real flower crowns to guests in attendance.
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.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting here. Secret Summer has teamed up with LYFT to offer festival goers a discounted ride to or from the fest. And, RAVEL and their exclusive Profundo Pool Club will host the event’s Official After Party granting all attendees complimentary access with their Secret Summer wristband to dance and swim under the moonlight.
About Secret Summer:
Secret Summer NYC is the nation’s first and only “Farm-to-Bar” cocktail festival. It’s 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. 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.