The five-day event, scheduled for May 13-17, is in its third year. It is an independently-run project that says it is not affiliated with any suppliers, distributors, media channels, or other entities ” and has no agenda, political or otherwise, beyond encouraging the world to drink better cocktails.”
The opening night gala will take place at the spectacular main branch of The New York Public Library. The official bar and educational seminars will be at the Astor Center at Lafayette and East 4th. The overall program includes seminars, tastings, parties, pairings, workshops, lunches, brunches, dinners, dances, cruises, concerts, fashion shows, art shows, film screenings, walking tours and croquet tournaments.
All events except the Gala are individually ticketed at $50 per event. The Ace Hotel at 29th and Broadway in Manhattan is offering discount lodging, subject to availability. When booking online, enter the promo code MANHATTAN. If booking by phone at (212) 679-2222, mention the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
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