They say you dream in color, and this past weekend, we dreamt in pink and white. We are talking about Governor’s Island Pinknic Festival. When we heard about this Rose festival, we were obviously on board and purchased our tickets right away. Originally, we had tickets to attend Saturday’s festival, however, when the rain came in and flooded the grounds, unfortunately Saturday’s event was cancelled (bummer)! But thankfully, the crew over at Pinknic honored Saturday ticket holders, giving them the option of attending Sunday’s event (Yay)! What better way to spend a Sunday Funday!
We headed over to the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan and took a quick ferry ride over to Governor’s Island. On the ferry, the energy was high and the views were amazing!
Once on Governor’s Island, we all took the hike to the festival. The sidewalks were lined with people dressed in pink and white, ready for the festivities to begin. Half way through the trek, you were given the option of taking a bike ride the rest of the way on super cute bikes.
Once we reached the grounds, we were given super cute pink rose towels. We found a spot in the lawn to set up shop and then headed right over to the bar, where they offered all types of rose, Pommery Champagne, Whispering Angel Wine, and Frose (frozen rose) were some of the delicious roses offered.
We sipped champagne through the afternoon, while listening to some incredible music. We met a ton of amazing people, all as excited as we were to dance under the sun while sipping away. Thankfully, Evian was there to keep us hydrated throughout the day, and when we worked up an appetite, various food vendors were on site. We started with delicious Rhode Island Style Shrimp Rolls, courtesy of New York City’s Beauty & Essex. And since we knew the sweet tooth would eventually kick in, we also opted for Stanton Social’s Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta and Pink Macaroons. All were deeeeelish!
The super cute ferris wheel was one of the first things to catch our eye upon entering the festival, so later on in the aftertoon, we couldn’t help but grab a Nutella Crepe from the Crepe Sucre stand and head over to the ferris wheel line. The views from atop the ferris wheel were amazing, and the snack we brought along really amplified the experience. Except for when I dropped Nutella all over my pink shirt– oops!
There were sooo many great photo ops throughout the day. One of our favorite features was the fresh rose photo wall. It was completely stunning, so naturally, we had to hop in line for some pics. The lines were super long, but it gave us a good opportunity to mingle with the other rose sippers. On line, we chatted, drank, and people watched, which made the time on line fly by.
All in all, this festival was nothing short of amazing. Can’t wait until next years festival! Check out a few more pics from the event: