January so far has been a month of bitterly cold bomb cyclones and broken resolutions. What is there to look forward to now that the holiday parties are over and winter is just getting started? Before you resign yourself to several more months of hibernation, you should know that you can have your one last hurrah at Aquarius, an arctic chic cocktail and sustainable seafood festival thrown by the organizers of the fabulous annual summer soiree Secret Summer, which will take place on Saturday, January 27th at the Foundry in Long Island City, Queens.
Guests will walk about in a winter wonderland while enjoying unlimited cocktails and some tasty bites from Chef Carlos Barroz’s whole fish grill and La Pulperia, and something a little sweet from My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Brands like Herradura, Hendrick’s Gin, Brugal Rum and Elijah Craig Bourbon will be making their way down from the top liquor shelf, while Rekorderlig Cider, Blue Point Brewing Company and Cusquena will pour one out for those wanting something with a lighter touch. Of course, some of us might want to keep our crazy resolution of a Dry January, so there will be La Colombe coffee and plenty of water for you to stick to it!
Aquarius will be a lot of fun and games, but this party definitely has a purpose, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to New York City’s sustainable fisheries and shellfish farms. Billion Oyster Project is the official charity of the event, which aims to educate school children during its lifetime in marine restoration-based STEM education programs. Eating local, seasonal food is not only good for the environment and society, but it always tastes better, and you can see for yourself, as the grill will feature the finest in sustainable fishing and local farm to table.
Be sure to wear your most fabulous arctic chic attire so that you can strike an Insta worthy pose in the ‘white room’. In fact, like all Secret Summer parties, there will be plenty of moments for you to post and share on social media. The winter chill will begin to thaw as things heat up with a little burlesque, an acrobatic aerialist, and a fire pit room. Or you can warm up the old fashioned way by dancing to the live beats of the High & Mighty Brass Band while DJ Ryan Vandal and Kieren Taylor spin in the background.
Tickets for Aquarius are going fast, so get them here before they’re gone. Can’t wait to see you at The Foundry in your winter whites!
Secret Summer: Aquarius
January 27, 2018 at 8 PM
The Foundry: 8-03 43rd Avenue, LIC