Highlife Productions teamed up with BrunchCritic.com and TEAMFOX The Micheal J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation to produce NYC’s all Brunch ONLY event. HighLife provided production & design services, as well as staff and execution. Brand partners included Aperol, Effen Vodka, Herradura Tequila, Woodford Reserve, Valdo Prosecco, American Juice Company, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and many more. 5 Elite restaurant partnerships provided the tastes and treats for this ALL ORANGE affair as well as the Empire Oyster Bar and choose your own adventure Bloody Mary Bar. The Chris North Band performed along with DJ lil’Rye and others. The highlight of the night was a luxury vacation for two to Napa and one spectacular giveaway to Tuscany. Over 500 people attended this star studded affair with guests from TV’s Orange is the New Black and more. Hosted in the heart of Brooklyn at the 501 Union space this was surely an event to remember.
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There’s no better way to close out the summer than with a party. In Long Island City, that’s just what happened — but with a more exclusive (and spirited) twist. Secret Summer is a popup event boasting farm-to-table food and cocktails. And today, we open the doors for you, our plus-one.
In this On Foodable Side Dish, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, Foodable NYC video correspondent, Colleen Hagerty, is joined by Mixologist Andrew Maturana, who explains the development of the event’s farm-to-bar beverage program and what in-season ingredients he is most excited about. On the other side of the plate, Chef Varon Barrio-Carrillo explains what’s being served food-wise, and why the New York dining scene is in need of more “local” flavor.
As summer wraps up, we reflect on the season’s benefits: barbecuing, dining al fresco (no matter what city you might find yourself in), cocktails on the patio, and summer festivals. The latter two were brought together at NYC’s Secret Summer event, a cocktail festival popup on Long Island.
But as it goes, some secrets aren’t meant to be kept, especially when they involve larger-than-life theatrics, live music, locally sourced food and farm-to-bar cocktails. Get a sneak peek in the video above as Foodable Video Correspondent Colleen Hagerty takes us into flavor euphoria.
Everyone loves a good party, but it’s even better when it’s full of surprises. It’s this spontaneity that made Secret Summer so charming and memorable. The whimsical garden cocktail party was held at The Foundry on Sunday, August 2nd, where guests wearing their summer best were mingling amidst mischievous performers breaking out into song and dance. At first glance, it seemed like any other summer soiree, but not everything was what it seemed, and while curiosity killed the cat, here it paid to open Pandora’s Box.
OUT ON A SCHOOL NIGHT, FOR BOOZE AND BRACELETS
Weather-wise, yesterday evening was kind of a lousy. But an excuse to celebrate MICA with good people and good food? We’re down.
After months of anticipation and early buzz, the long-awaited Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA bracelet is finally up for grabs. Last night, OC threw an intimate in-store event to get people up close and personal to the bracelets. When they weren’t busy testing out all of the features (email functions, Yelp reviews, and “smart” calendar alerts), guests were treated to the sweet sounds of Chairlift as Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly took over the tables.
Our favorite glam gals behind Naomi Nails polished off a few stylish manicures, perfect for showing off against the stem of a perfectly mixed, nutmeg cocktail. Another bang-up addition to the party was the serious nomming action, with pork belly buns from Momofuku and gold-leaf chocolate cookies from Milk Bar. “I came here for the cookies,” said one guest happily, and we know she was only half-kidding!
Even with all of the party offerings, the true highlight of the event was still the MICA bracelet making its grand debut, right in the thick of Holiday Season.
Read the article at OpeningCeremony.us