Summer is starting as the city starts to heat up and the social calendar is sizzling. Here are some hot happenings:
On June 5, Nearly 50 ASICS stores across the country will have celebratory activations for runners, including giveaways, special offers and an interactive photo booth where visitors can record their #DearShoes story and images for a chance to be submitted into the ASICS Runkeeper™ social giveaway. The ASICS 5th Ave Flagship Store NYC will hold a Q&A session with ASICS elite athlete Deena Kastor and Dr. Jordan Metzl, as well as a group run. To RSVP for an event at a flagship store near you, visit ASICS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ASICSamerica/events/?ref=notif.
The Bacon and Beer Classic is coming to Brooklyn for the first time ever. The 6th annual NYC event will take place at Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave) on Saturday, June 8th. Brooklyn Mirage is an elusive, open-air sanctuary, which will provide the ultimate summer kickoff party backdrop to celebrate the best things in life; namely bacon and beer. Over 50 local restaurants will serve up bold bacon-inspired dishes, and the best local breweries will pour over 100 top craft beers over the course of two sessions. Ticketed guests are invited to indulge in unlimited samplings of bacon mac ‘n cheese, pork banh mi and bacon sliders to name a few and wash it all down with unlimited pours from the best east coast brewers. The Classic will also feature incredible live music, interactive awesome games and contests. All-inclusive tickets begin at $59 and get you craft beers, bacon dishes, music, games, and the chance to participate in Hormel’s Bacon Eating Contest where the winner will receive a year’s supply of their Black Label Bacon. Please visit for tickets https://www.baconandbeerclassic.com/nyc-tickets
On June 19, Central Park Conservancy Greensward Circle members — the next generation of NYC philanthropists — present their annual summer benefit in one of the most beautiful venues in New York City: Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Beneath a canopy of wisteria overlooking six acres of gorgeous fountains, blooms, and lush landscapes, guests will enjoy summer fare from Italian steakhouse Davio’s, Latin and Caribbean-inspired Angel of Harlem, seafood favorite Ocean Prime, Peruvian street food stand Mission Ceviche and Mexico City-style taqueria La Chula. Desserts from Insomnia Cookies and specialty cocktails from New York heritage distillers Coppersea and artisanal mezcal Tres Papalote will also be served. Live music will be performed by Sugartone Brass Band and DJ SMA. All proceeds benefit the Central Park Conservancy and support the restoration and management of Central Park. Tickets are $150 in advance, $200 at the door. Please visit centralparknyc.org/evening
On June 29 and July 6, Christie Brinkley and Social Life Magazine will host Hamptons Polo. The match and cocktail Party will be held at 900 Lumber Lane Bridgehampton between 4pm to 7pm. As guests enjoy the thrill of the polo match they will have access to an open bar paired with hors d’oeuvres and preferred seating. There is complimentary parking. Visit www.polohamptons.com for tickets.
On July 19 and July 20, Pinknic returns with grand moments to toast with G.H. Mumm. Since its inception in 2016, the festival has quickly become a New York City summer tradition, welcoming thousands of guests each year, all dressed in pink and white, to eat, drink, play, and dance the day away. For 2019, the affair is moving to the much larger grounds of Randall’s Island Park, which will allow two stages of performances on two different days. Artists include Mark Ronson, Moonboots and more. For tickets visit https://pinknic.com/.
On July 21st, Manhattan’s largest weekly curated market, Grand Bazaar NYC, will host its 4th Annual Ice Cream Blizzard. Fifteen ice cream makers will be on hand to wow and delight in addition to 130 independent vendors of all varieties. It’s just the kind of blizzard New Yorkers will welcome on a hot, sunny July day. Grand Bazaar NYC is located at 100 W. 77th Street at Columbus Avenue and is open to the public from 10am – 5:30pm. For more information, visit www.grandbazaarnyc.org.
On August 4th, the famous Secret Summer comes back. The event is the nation’s first and only “farm-to-bar” cocktail festival. It will run from 3pm-9pm at The Foundry and is a celebration of sustainable mixology, fresh eats, music, art, dance and fashion. Vibrant seasonal drinks are prepared with only raw, peak-season ingredients sourced from local farms and paired with the best quality spirit brands on the market. The Foundry, located at 42-38 Ninth Street in Long Island City, provides the perfect backdrop for this annual party in its 5th year. The fully restored 19th century building boasts 3,000 square feet of raw space with a lush outdoor courtyard and rooftop terrace that will be open to ticket-holders offering up stunning views of the Manhattan skyline along with a gorgeous indoor Greenhouse. This unique food and beverage festival will serve up a brand new lineup of cocktails, food vendors and entertainment this year. This event is produced annually by Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions, Andrew Maturana of RAPT and Allison Du Val of The Foundry. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.secretsummernyc.com
On August 10, VP Records will honor it’s 40th Anniversary with a grand celebration at Central Park’s SummerStage. The venue is the New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. The all-star showcase will include Estelle, Elephant Man and more. For more information please visit https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/vp-records-40th-anniversary/