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The fully restored 19th century building, which boasts 3,000 sprawling square feet of space and offers up stunning views of the Manhattan skyline along with a gorgeous indoor Greenhouse, played host to this year’s sold-out event. The stunning space was filled with delicacies from the sea that were perfectly paired with complimentary spirits. Aquarius comes to life each year courtesy of the talented producers of Secret Summer, Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions, Andrew Maturana of RAPT and Allison du Val of The Foundry.
Sustainable seafood offerings were as vast as the ocean. MF EVENTS had a raw bar filled with oysters served three ways. Midtown Greek hotspot Kellari Taverna, CA’PISCI in Williamsburg, Crazy Taco Mex, Neapolitan Express and My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream all offered up delicious snacks as well.
Awe-inspiring accessories were available to purchase from Nuun Watch Official and Penelope Traveling Boutique, just to name a few. Guests commemorated the magical evening with photoshoots in the 4Five Photo Booth. Immersive experiences took shape throughout the night with Winter Burlesque from Karina, Electric Violinist Lilia Valerie, and two all-star performances from Hudson Horns that brought down the house. The night’s soundtrack was provided by DJ Sasha Hart with guitarist Neon Jesus in the main room and DJ Ryan Vandal in the Albra Room. Revelers were able to warm up inside or outside by lit firepits.
World class brands were also brought on board for this exclusive party. Coney Island Brewery provided craft beer and hard sodas. Barr Hill Gin & Caledonia Spirits, Tanteo Tequila, Gin Lane 1751, Spring 44 Distillery, The Finnish Long Drink and Ketel One served up their premium spirits, among other spirit brands. Ardbeg & Oysters offered guests Ardbeg 10YO Bloody Marys and the 10YO Long Islay paired neat with Oysters for purchase from MF Events. Polar Seltzer Water and Töst and Harmless Harvest Coconut Water ensured guests stayed hydrated all night long. Guests were also able to sample ginger beers from Fentimans Botanical, and sparkling probiotic drinks from KeVita.
Secret Summer, the country’s only farm-to-bar cocktail festival, will return to The Foundry on August 4th!
Will we see you there? Be sure to get your tickets early on!
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Like Two Peas in a Pod 🍸 . This weekend we drank, ate, danced and were merry at @secretsummernyc 2nd Annual Secret Summer Aquarius at The Foundry @thefoundrylic ⭐ . Pictured is one of the favorites from the night, The 'Winter Basil Honey Rose Lemonade', made with @barrhillgin (distilled with honey!), @fentimansltd Rose Lemonade, and Earl Grey, garnished with fresh mint. . Check out our 🔌IG STORIES🔌 for more from the top notch night! . Comment below if you were there too! . s/o to @marie012345 and @therealmarisahebert 🙌🏾 . . . . . . . #nycplugged #aquariusfest #secretsummer #secretsummernyc #winter #aquarius #thefoundry #draaanks #drank #happyhour #cocktail #cocktails #thirsty #thirstynyc #barrhillgin #gin #barrhill #earlgrey #fentimans #roselemonade #thefoundry #lic #queens #nyc