I’m quickly discovering that Rekorderlig Cider events are always extremely thoughtful and fun. After going to their Food By Color: A Beautifully Swedish Midsummer Celebration Hosted By Rekorderlig & Trendland I could see that they knew how to take their events to the next level.
Rekorderlig is one of eight sponsors of this year’s Summer Screen (with screenings every Wednesday night through August 13th, 2014. Food trucks arrive at 6 and the movie starts at sunset). While, they don’t host the entire event, they certainly make their mark on it.
Not being a Brooklynite, when getting the invite to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park, I expected a plush grassy lawn. Walking into a concrete gated somewhat run down basketball court was surely a surprise—though anywhere with food trucks and vendors is immediately exciting!
Then down at the very end of the courts, which is up close to the movie screen, is the Rekorderling section (so love that they put down their own little square of astroturf to make their space richer). Teaming up with SPiN to incorporate a fun pre-movie ping-pong table with their logo printed across its top, parking a red and white van with a pop up awning where they serve their drinks, and red and wooden folding chairs for VIP guests, transformed their little nook into a “beautifully Swedish” outdoor event space.
There is little better than the feeling of taking a seat in a reserved chair in the VIP section and being passed a cool and refreshing drink. Being that it’s a drink I’m quickly falling in love with, makes it all even better.
I’m obsessed with their pear flavored hard cider; whether straight out of the can, bottle or mixed in a glamourous cocktail, it’s sweet and delicious!
Pair it with some Pizza Moto, Cool Haus, Handsome Hank’s (and more) eats and you are all set for a lovely movie night with food truck catered dinner and drinks.
Oh, and forewarning, don’t go for the movie or for the music—which is the definition of eclectic—the acoustics are eh, the organization is eh, but the experience all together is priceless.
Go for the ambiance, for the fun of a date, a night out with friends, or the sake of doing something fun and different. It’s a great night out. Enjoy it!
The photographs of me are taken by Alexis J. Vail.