Secret Summer: A “Farm-To-Bar” Cocktail Festival


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. This year the event will take place at The Foundry in Long Island on Sunday, August 4th from 3pm to 9pm.

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The 5thannual 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 1,000 attendees and feature season farm-to-bar cocktails, unique food vendors, and live musical performances throughout the spectacular venue. The Foundry in Long Island City provides the perfect location for the quality spirit brands on the market. The fully restored 19thcentury 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.

The festival will showcase and serve up drinks from the world’s most prominent spirits brands like Aldez Tequila, The House of Suntory, Westward Whiskey, Aperol Spritz, Gem & Bolt Mezcal, The Long Drink, Runa, Mr. Black and many more.

“This year we are excited to be partnering with Lani’s Farm and Brooklyn Grange Farm for the first time to supply the Secret Summer festival cocktail program with some of the most beautiful, local ingredients the season has to offer,” said event producer Andrew Maturana.

KeVita Sparkling Probiotic and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. will also be on hand, serving their light, delicious and refreshing beverages, while Polar Seltzer ad Harmless Harvest Coconut Water will be there to help keep the guests hydrated in the summer heat. Just in case you need a “little” caffeine, Sail Away Coffee’s cold brew will also be available.

Guests will be able to drink sustainably with HAY! Straws made from natural wheat stems that are 100% biodegradable. The menu will include a sustainable raw bar by MF Events as well as the return of Crazy Taco Mex and Cash Only BBQ. The foodie newcomers include Nansense NYC and Mama Margarita’s. Secret Summer gets even sweeter this year with The Better Pop serving specialty kombucha popsicles infused with liquor as well as Tipsy Scoop providing their liquor-infused ice cream treats. This year’s performers include High & Mighty Brass Band, DJ Dastan, DJ Hohme and Mira Fahrenheit.

Aside from the outstanding drinks, delicious food and great tunes, Secret Summer has teamed up with LYFT to offer festival goers a discounted ride to and from the festival. Empire Cruises is also the official SS Party Boat & ferry. A DJ will power the cruise that will be offering a signature cocktail, the Secret Summer Slushie. Revelers will enjoy the gorgeous skylines as they sail to and from Long Island City. Ferry tickets are available for purchase:

General Admission tickets are $100 and includes unlimited cocktails and beverages, with access to all rooms and performances. To experience all Secret Summer has to offer andto get your tickets, visit for more information.

By: Nicole Fierro


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