Brookfield Properties announced earlier in July the opening of their new pop-up, a nautically themed outdoor space called Portside. Here’s what you and fellow New Yorkers may not know about this incredibly fun New York City hangout with breathtaking views of the harbor. Every week will offer something new to enjoy from now through September.
Guests and visitors can venture to Brookfield Place’s Upper Plaza, in the heart of the Financial District, to enjoy a tranquil setting along the city’s waterfront. There is ample seating outdoors, with enough room to host groups of any size. Cocktails and food are available, thanks to Tartinery. And visitors can come to hang out, meet, and socialize daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Scheduled Events at Portside
There will be something new to experience every week at Portside, quickly making it a hotspot for all kinds of get-togethers. Friends, families, employees, and co-workers can all enjoy this unique space for gathering, complete with entertaining themes and activities.
Beach Read Book Club: June 30, July 11, August 8
Head over to the Portside Boat Bar Library to get your complimentary copies of the most popular summer titles, perfect for reading on the beach, as featured by Harper’s BAZAAR Best Beach Reads of 2022.
Oyster Shucking 101: Cheers champagne and follow along as professional oyster shuckers from Red Oyster USA demonstrate the intricate process of shucking, pairing, and tasting these delectable morsels.
Coastal & Seashell Craft-Making: July 9, August 27
Relax and tap into your artistic side as you transform beach treasures into nautical-themed works of art. RSVPs are required for this event.
Maritime Monogramming: July 12
Bring all your friends and your favorite bags, towels, and totes to Portside to experience this self-monogramming technique. Supplies are available while they last.
Knot-ical Knot Tying: July 16, August 6
Check out this comprehensive workshop where attendees learn how to properly tie boating knots. Everyone goes home with a “how-to” card and rope to practice at home.
Toddler Yacht Rock: July 23, August 20
Load up the littles and bring them along for this family-friendly outdoor dance party. They’ll especially enjoy the blow-up guitars and captain’s hats, too!
BFPL Vineyard: July 23, August 20
Wine your hand with toes in the sand! Explore the various aromatic flavors of wines from Hampton's vineyards with a certified sommelier as your guide. Learn how to deliciously pair wines with your favorite summer treats as you enjoy the flavor profiles and unique notes of each sip.
Your Summer Oasis Awaits
If you haven’t been yet, coordinate a waterside get-together at the fresco lounge in Portside. It’s a perfect blend of “coastal charm and nautical tradition.” Meet here for happy hours, to enjoy savory harborside bites, experience beautiful sunsets, and have a little fun with the many weekly activities on deck. Your summer oasis is right here, calling New Yorkers to pause and relax like you're at the seaside without leaving the city.
Check out Portside from now through September! And as a New York event planner, you’re always in need of a quick breath of fresh air and a little inspiration. Add Portside to your list of things to do. And don’t forget to check the EMRG Media blog series ongoing for more insights and best practices for creating the most engaging experiences.