NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Part festival, part fête, part conference, and part 5-day cocktail party the 4th Annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic is a “celebration of the myriad points of intersection between cocktails and culture.” Tickets for one of the most sought out events in the city go on sale this afternoon at noon. The multi-day celebration of cocktails and culture is held throughout the city at the most renowned watering holes, across three boroughs. From May 17-21, cocktail and spirit enthusiasts will revel at dozens of events including boozy brunches, spirited soirees, bar crawls, bus tours, punch parties, and a three-day trade conference for industry professionals.
If you have ever attended a food or wine festival of any kind you know it is nearly impossible to remember what you ate and drank if someone asks you the following day. If you cannot remember what it was you surely won’t be able to recall the ingredients, methods used, or history and inspiration of the said dish or beverage. Now you won’t have to rack your brain in the morning or type into the notes section of your Smartphone every time you happily sampled a memorable food. The Manhattan Cocktail Classic has devised a plan to help their 3,500 guests at the 3rd annual Gala on May 11th at the New York Public Library to remember the cocktails they sampled. The Gala, which sold out in only a matter of minutes, is a very suitable place for the debut of this ingenious new technology due to the amount of drinks being served. Like mama always said, “never mix types of liquor, it’s a cocktail for a hangover” and a very blurry memory. Gala guests will each receive an electronic tracking bracelet enabled with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
Scholars and tourists will no longer have to sneak in snacks while visiting The New York City Public Library. Tom Colicchio’s sandwich chain, ‘Wichcraft,’ opened their one year pilot in the main branch of the New York Public Library today. This new venture, finally inside the library instead of just in Bryant Park, will consist of two mobile sandwich carts offering library patrons and visitors a simple menu of sandwiches, pastries, ice cream and beverages during regular library hours. Friends of the Library will receive a ten percent discount on their purchases.