Aquarius, the only sustainable seafood festival in the United States, will make a return to Long Island City’s The Foundry on Saturday, January 25th from 8 pm – 1 am. Attendees will have the chance to experience a limitless journey of sensory and visual imagination at the 3rd annual festival where sustainable seafood and farm-fresh cocktails will be featured.
This year, Aquarius is collaborating with Oceanic Global, a non-profit organization that engages new audiences in ocean conservation. Together, they are working to incorporate The Oceanic Standard to guarantee a plastic-free event. CupZero will provide $2 cups for purchase upon entry to utilize throughout the festival. Once the event is over, guests will return their cups to the CupZero station to get their money back.
Guests will be able to purchase sustainable seafood offerings recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Everyone will be handed the latest sustainable seafood guide and have the chance to taste seasonal flavors by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin. Hudson Square’s Houseman Restaurant’s Chef Ned Baldwin will offer Fisherman’s Stew and more. Mattitaco will serve farm to food truck Oysters, Tacos and Moules Frites, courtesy of Chef Justin Schwartz. Ca’Pisci will return once again and will offer a rustic Italian menu featuring sustainable fish only. Salsa Pistolero will be on deck with a plethora of refreshing salsa flavors to snack on and My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream will pass out sweet treats. MF Events will provide a local raw bar showcasing NYC local oysters and so much more.
Cocktails from the world’s most prominent spirit brands such as COÇA PURA TEQUILA, Boukman Botanical Rhum, Koval, London Essence Co., KAS Krupnikas Nolet’s Gin, Chinola, Barrows Intense, and Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur will debut. Q Mixers will be the legitimate mixer and enhancements for the finest spirits and fresh cocktail garnishes will be provided by Square Roots. Attendees will also enjoy the Coney Island Brewing Co lounge photo booth and Owl’s Brew Boozy Tea And Botanicals, while Polar Seltzer, Harmless Harvest Coconut Water and sparkling probiotic drinks from KeVita will be available for folks to keep hydrated.
The immersive experience for the festival–courtesy of Brenton Wolf Design–will feature a winter séance, a symbolic sacrifice to the God of Aquarius, an art installation by Jimmy Carillo, and so much more will be showcased. The evening will also feature a performance from the Brass Queens, the all-female group that’s disrupting a male-dominated genre.
Aquarius specialty cocktails and water are free for all ticketholders. Full meals will also be available for purchase and tickets start at $95, which can be purchased by visiting: https://www.aquariusnyc.com.
Guests will also be asked to assist in saving the ocean and planet by donating $10 to Oceanic Global. Aquarius 2020 is brought to you by the talented producers of Secret Summer, Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions, Andrew Maturana of RAPT and Allison du Val of The Foundry.