Broadway shows. Ice skating. Shopping. Drinking on rooftops. Gallery hopping. Sure, these are the classic experiences one looks for when visiting New York. But if you want to encounter a new, more fun, and completely unique side of New York City, nothing’s better than Pinknic. The gorgeous grounds of Randell’s Island Park is completely transformed into a dreamlike pink and white rosé-drenched paradise as thousands of guests relax on pink picnic blankets listening to fresh beats by incredible live artists for two whole days. Take a dip in the incredible fairytale swimming pool, where you might even get to meet a mermaid.
Since its beginnings in 2016, it’s become a well-loved summer tradition in the Big Apple and is now considered an iconic experience, one that the locals look forward to every summer. Pinknic’s novelty as the first and biggest music festival celebrating rosé has not gone unnoticed: it’s been featured in an array of publications including Vogue, Nylon, Marie Claire, Today, ABC Nightline, and Thrillist to name a few.
‘Pinknic takes you into a world where the rose-colored glasses are no longer needed, as Governor’s Island turns into a magnificent sea of pink as you sip rosé all day while listening to incredible live music.’
Aside from rosé, there will be overflowing wine, cider, and cocktails. In between sips, indulge in delectable gourmet food from the finest establishments and celebrity chefs in New York City. Oh, and coming in pink and white isn’t optional: it’s mandatory, so make sure you and your friends come in your coolest summer chic outfits. The festival ends with a bang: no less than visually arresting fireworks are set off at sunset to culminate Pinknic. Previous editions have featured Autograf, Klingande, Purple Disco Machine, Penguin Prison, and more. The 2019 lineup will no doubt will be even more fun!
Pinknic takes place at Randall’s Island Park in New York.
Tickets include one and two-day General Admission passes, VIP Pool Lounge, and Les Cabines & Pool Lounge. General admission tickets are inclusive of one picnic blanket per person, a wine glass, and access to the jaw-dropping food garden. The VIP Pool Lounge tickets include all the benefits of the general admission pass including preferred views of the main stage, entry to the VIP Paradise with a pool and even more food, VIP restrooms and more.
Les Cabines & Pool Lounge tickets include all benefits of the lower-class tickets plus one pool-side cabana for up to 10 people, a 3L bottle of rosé, a 3L bottle of rosé champagne, and all day table service.
Subways are the quickest and easiest way to get around New York City. Other options include buses, subways, taxis, the Roosevelt Island Tram, bicycle, and bike. Of course, it’s highly recommended to walk to your destination whenever possible, like a true NYC local!
New York City’s neighborhoods all have their own distinct, enchanting character. Some of the best areas to stay for tourists include Lower Manhattan, the Financial District, Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown, SoHO, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, East Village, Bowery, Meatpacking District, Upper East Side, and Midtown.
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First-time visitor or not, NYC’s sights and experiences will have you coming back for more. Watch the sunset by the Brooklyn Bridge, take a trip to Coney Island, stroll along the High Line, and take a walk around Central Park.
Eat and drink your way through the Big Apple’s countless well-loved establishments, and don’t forget to pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty.
Pinknic takes place next from July 19-20, 2019.
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