This weekend, I attended a dreamy summer event held at The Foundry, a ridiculously beautiful brick, ivy-draped event space in Long Island City. It was called Secret Summer and was a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed immersive event put on by Rapt Affairs. It was basically a playground for adults, with multiple rooms and a majestic outdoor courtyard.
Every corner of the event was filled with something magical, whether it was ragtime music, food trucks or farm-to-bar cocktail concoctions. Fairies flooded the space in white wings, and at times, we would be surprised by a couple of actors whisking their way through one of the many rooms, performing a Shakespearean scene, or an aerial dancer swinging from the ceiling. My fave was the mentalist, Vinny DePonto, who strutted around reading our minds.
I immersed myself in this whimsical experience – see my slideshow of what it was like to attend, and check it out for next year (tickets range from $150-$280, so definitely a splurge, but you get free Lyft rides to and from the event and you get to save some wild New York memories).
*I received a complimentary ticket for this event