Secret Summer 2016 Preview

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In less than two weeks’ time, Secret Summer NYC will be hosting its second annual farm-to-bar cocktail festival on August 14th from 4-10 pm at the Foundry in LIC, Queens. I coveredĀ last year’s event and was pleasantly charmed by how the industrial space had been transformed into a whimsical Shakespearean playground overflowing with the most delicious food and drink. I can honestly say it was the best summer party I’ve ever been to in NYC and would highly encourage you to buy tickets at this link before they sell out. Judging from the preview event I attended, I’m confident they can pull it off again. Artisanal cocktails crafted by Bespoke Solutions and featuring the stunning herbs of Farm.One, a hydroponic farm in Manhattan (my mouth nearly burned from trying their “toothache” herb!), will be like no drinks you’ve ever had. Plus this year will feature a good lineup of live entertainment–Coyote + Crow, Lucky Chops, Ida Blue, DJ Ryan Vandal, aerialists Roxie Valdez and Ellie Steingraeber, and the one I’m most looking forward to, the Secret Summer Street Ballet troupe! Van Leeuwen will be back with their ice cream truck, because nothing says summer like eating an ice cream cone outside. Take a sneak peek with the pictures below, get your boho chic on and buy a ticket today!

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the secret summer ballet performance
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cocktail magic
coyote & crow
coyote & crow
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making of the churchill downs – old forester straight bourbon whiskey, ‘farm one’ cinnamon basil honey, green market peppermint

Secret Summer NYC 2016
Sunday August 14, 4-10 PM



2 thoughts on “Secret Summer 2016 Preview

  1. Thanks for the great write up! We’re all glad you came by, and look forward to seeing you at the event. Just a quick FYI: the cocktails are designed and executed by Bespoke Solutions (www. while the event is produced by RAPT NY. Cheers!

  2. Devan, thank you for the correction, I’ve updated this in the post. Looking forward to trying more of Bespoke Solutions’ cocktails on Sunday!

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