Secret Summer, a one-of-kind farm-to-bar cocktail festival, featuring unique food and drinks and musical performances will take place at The Foundry in Long Island City on Sunday, August 4th from 3pm-9pm.
The 5th annual fete and immersive summer garden party, produced by Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions, Andrew Maturana of RAPT Hospitality and Allison Du Val of The Foundry, will welcome 1000 attendees and feature seasonal farm-to-bar cocktails, unique food vendors, and live musical performances throughout the sprawling venue that includes a 3,000 square foot Main Hall, Garden Courtyard, Greenhouse, Albra Room and Terrace.
The festival will showcase and serve up drinks from the world’s most prominent spirits brands like The House of Suntory, Aperol and Blue Point Brewery. KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co, Aldez Tequila, Gem & Bolt Mezcal, Westward Whiskey and more....Will also be on hand, serving their light, delicious and refreshing beverages, while Polar Seltzer and Harmless Harvest Coconut Water will be there to help keep guests hydrated. Sail Away Coffee cold brew will also be available.
Delicious food offerings include a sustainable raw bar by MF Events and the return of Crazy Taco Mex and The Choripan. Secret Summer newcomer The Better Pop will serve specialty Kombucha Popsicles infused with liquor to satisfy everyone's appetite and compliment the flavorful libations.
This year’s performers include High & Mighty Brass Band, DJ Dastan, DJ David Hohme and Mira Fahrenheit. Secret Summer has teamed up with LYFT to offer festival goers a discounted ride to and from the fest and this year Empire Cruises is the official SS Party Boat & Ferry that will have a DJ, food and cocktails on board. Revelers will enjoy the gorgeous skylines as they sail to and from Long Island City. Ferry tickets are available for purchase.
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.
Secret Summer 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. General admission tickets start at $75 and includes unlimited cocktails and beverages, with access to all rooms and performances.