Hendrick's Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder
One highlight of my recent trip to New York City was an event hosted by Hendrick's Gin. Apparently no one's celebrating National Cucumber Day properly (I mean, I never even knew it was a thing!) so the most unusual gin decided to takeover the holiday, organizing the Cucumber Festival of Wonder. It was a "cavalcade of cucumber-inspired marvels" with whimsical characters everywhere including an accordionist and a stiltwalker greeting the crowd as they entered. Guests themselves dressed up in fedora hats, pompadour hairstyles, pleated pants, stripped suits and bolero jackets. From a penny farthing cycling concourse, roaming cocktail contraptions, to live performances, the holiday takeover was a spectacle of wonder on the pier.