Hello Summer Social
Hello Summer Social is one of Culture Map’s signature events and started a few years ago when CultureMap started hosting quarterly happy hours for young professionals. It blew up (in a good way) and morphed into this awesome event series called CultureMap Social. Awesome parties with food, drinks and lots of interactive fun. Inspired by patio season, they decided Hello Summer Social was the perfect theme, and West Village was obviously the perfect place for next week’s party. Plus, there’s plenty of space for your favorite outdoor games like Corn Hole, grown up Connect4, and Jenga.
First let’s talk food, because obviously. West Village restaurants will be there serving up tasty bites. Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, Grimaldi’s Pizza, Sushi Zushi … and lots more! And of course there will be cocktails! Gentleman Jack is also a sponsor and there will be a bartender showcase with top bartenders from CultureMap’s Tastemaker Awards, mixing up summer inspired cocktails. Yum!
If you’re in the mood for some pampering, there’s going to be a cool luxury mini-spa. MiniLuxe will be doing nail art and there’s going to be a henna art station (totally organic!). Avalon will have a Braid Bar, hand massages (heaven) and skin consultations, so you can get your skin right for summer! And for your bae, Eighteen Eight Men’s Salon will host a shave station! If you’re still doing the single thing, maybe you can find a cute boy to crush on! 😉
And then shopping. Some of West Village’s retailers like Kendra Scott, ShopSeptember, and Rye 51 have joined forces to put together a little pop-up shop collective of shopping stations. You’ll be able to see some of the lines the boutiques offer and get some gift ideas for Father’s Day. Because the only person harder to shop for than your boyfriend, is your dad!