Thinking about rosé in the middle of March is basically sacrilegious—rosé is for warm summer days and crop tops, poured into glasses clutched by fingers wearing an unreasonable amount of silver stacking rings. And yet…
Pinknic has been announced. New York’s huge picnic dedicated solely to rosé has a date picked out and tickets are selling like glasses of rosé at a Bachelor viewing party in a bar in Soho. A fantastic event imagined up by Frenchman Pierrick Bouquet, Pinknic has all the trappings of a good summer time: fine rosé (appreciated by good company), an afternoon lounging on pink blankets, a ferris wheel, and mood-setting music from popular DJs, all with a stellar view of the Statue of Liberty. The only rule for this day in the sun? You must wear white or pink!
Last year, 12,000 jovial picnickers packed their baskets and took the ferry to the Governors Island. Of course if you want to fully relax and not worry about cooking, food is available to buy on site. This year, organizers are thinking bigger about the food selection, and will be offering a new sort of “food court” with ice cream, crêpes, and popcorn.
The second edition of Pinknic takes place June 24th and 25th on Governors Island. Buy tickets for the essential picnic of the summer here.