Highlife Productions’ Tyler Hollinger and Andy Maturana are back again this year with Secret Summer, the nation’s first and only “Farm-to-Bar” cocktail festival. The event will take placeThe Foundry in Long Island City on Sunday, August 4th from 3pm-9pm and will celebrating sustainable mixology, fresh eats, music, art, dance and fashion, Secret Summer will be partnering with many local farms such as Brooklyn Grange Farm (Brooklyn Navy Yard), Windfall Farm (Montgomery, NY), Gotham Greens (Greenpoint Brooklyn + Hollis Queens), Bowery Farming (Manhattan) Lucky Dog Farm (Hamden, NY) and Lani’s Farm (South New Jersey, Bordentown). They will also showcase some of the most famous spirit brands from around the world including Aldez Tequila, The House of Suntory, Westward Whiskey, Aperol Spritz, Gem & Bolt Mezcal, The Long Drink, Runa and Mr. Black. Guests will be able to drink sustainably with HAY! Straws made from natural wheat stems that are 100% biodegradable. MF Events will offer sustainable raw bar while Crazy Taco Mex, Cash Only BBQ will be returning to the event for another year. Tipsy Scoop serving liquor-infused ice cream treats up to 5% ABV to satisfy everyone’s appetites and sweet tooth.
Hollinger and Matura are becoming quite notable in the festival scene, with Secret Summer quickly becoming one of the most anticipated parties of the season and the most Instagrammable event this summer. When asked what makes their parties so unique, Tyler and Andy came up with a list of five things (although there are many more):
Top Five Reasons Secret Summer is The Most Instagrammable Party of the Summer
- Cocktails that exceed all expectations
- The House of Suntory Tiny Home inside the Foundry Courtyard
- Speaking of the courtyard, every corner of this ivy and floral decked space is an IG MOMENT
- Hand crafted REAL flower crowns made by BOTANIQUE
- Delicious festival EATS from hit local eateries!
- **BONUS**The Festival fashion. Best Dressed at Secret Summer gets voted on our IG and the winner gets 2 free tickets to AQUARIUS!
Secret Summer has teamed up with LYFT to offer festival goers a discounted ride to and from the festival. Tickets are available for purchase at secretsummernyc.com.