Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Aquarius?
Aquarius is the nation's ONLY sustainable seafood festival dedicated to raising awareness around new methods of Sustainability, Catching, and sourcing. It celebrates NYC's best seafood purveyors and restaurants as well as world class chefs and socially responsible brands. Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. The Aquarius constellation is a summer constellation in the northern hemisphere. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun is in Aquarius typically between January 20 and February 18. The event will feature many delicacies of the sea as well as a bevy of sustainable seafood purveyors and premium wines and spirits.
What is Farm-to-Bar?
Farm-to-bar uses the same ideology that the farm-to-table movement has brought to our food. These vibrant seasonal sippers are prepared with only raw, peak-season ingredients sourced from local farms and paired with the best quality spirit brands on the market. These locally sourced items are skillfully incorporated into the Aquarius program in many different and exciting ways. Aquarius's farm-to-bar program is our way of sharing and celebrating a lifestyle of wholeness, happiness and a passion for quality ingredients and experiences.
What is the drink menu at Aquarius?
Secret Summer NYC is the nation's first and only "Farm-to-Bar" cocktail festival. It is a celebration of sustainable mixology, fresh eats, music, art, dance, fashion, and more!!
Are the drinks free?
Yes. All of the delicious farm-to-bar cocktails are included with your purchased ticket. Your secret summer wristband must be visibly worn in order to obtain your drinks (1 drink per person at a time). Water will be available and is included with your ticket.
Is the food free?
No. Food is available for purchase from all of this years celebrated NYC food vendors. Any outside food is strictly prohibited.
What forms of payment are accepted at the event?
Cash or card. There's no ATM on site.
Will I need my ticket to re-enter the event?
Re-entry will be allowed as long as you have both your printed ticket and your secret summer event wristband (wristband must be visibly worn at all times).
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, this is strictly a 21 and over event and anyone underage will not be admitted. ID is required and will be checked upon entry to the event.
Can I bring my children?
No. Children are not allowed at Aquarius.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Printed or barcoded tickets are mandatory as they will be scanned upon entry into the event. You will receive a secret summer wristband once your ticket has been scanned which must be visibly worn at all times. Security reserves the right to remove any patron from the event that does not have an Aquarius wristband.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
I bought tickets for a group of friends and they are all under my name. Is that a problem?
Not a problem at all. Please make sure each of your guests have a printed barcoded ticket for entry.
Will tickets be available on-site for purchase the day of the event?
A limited number of last-minute $200 cash or card tickets will be availible at the gate.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds, all sales are final.
I didn't receive a ticket confirmation. What do I need as proof of purchase to get into the event?
If you did not receive your ticket confirmation from FEVO, please check your spam folder. If you still can't find your confirmation email, please contact us directly (email@example.com
). All tickets will be scanned upon arrival to the event, so please have your printed barcoded ticket ready for our check-in staff.
I can no longer attend and would like to sell my ticket to someone else. Can I do that?
Yes, you are welcome to sell your ticket to someone else.
What are my transport/parking options getting to to the event?
You can use a discounted LYFT ride; the discount is located on your ticket confirmation (one direction to or from The Foundry). You can take local subway lines E, 7, M, G, N, Q, R. There is limited street parking available.
Can I bring wine or other alcohol to the event?
No. It is strictly forbidden to bring any outside alcohol into the event. All bags and containers will be inspected upon entrance by our security staff. All containers (opened or closed) regardless of their contents, will be confiscated and disposed of. Security reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to confiscate any beverage of any size or type of bottle or container, whether opened or unopened, that they feel may contain alcohol. Security reserves the right to remove any intoxicated, disruptive or persons exhibiting inappropriate behavior from the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What if it rains?
The event is rain or shine.
Is there a dress code?
Winter Garden Chic. The Foundry event space contains cobble-stone walkways and open grate staircases thus heels are discouraged (wedges and flats are encouraged). There will be both indoor and outdoor space. A light jacket that can be worn easily to go inside and outside is recommended. As always, 'BEST DRESSED' at the festival will receive 2 free tickets to Secret Summer 2019.
Is there a bag size requirement?
No bags larger than a small purse or clutch will be allowed into the space (all bages will be inspected). There is no bag or coat check.
What is prohibited at Secret Summer?
Aquarius strictly prohibits the following: Smoking (including vapes), drugs, weapons, persons under the age of 21, pets and any outside food or drinks (opened or sealed). Security reserves the right to remove any patron from event at their discretion.