Scenes From the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Opening Night Gala


The fifth annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic kicked off its five-day run Friday night, flooding four stories of the New York Public Library with tens of thousands of shaken, stirred, frozen, and bottled cocktails, crafted from more than 60 spirits, and made by the city’s best bartenders. Andrew Andrew manned the dance party upstairs, and live performances by Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and Questlove kept the lush tux-and-gown crowd grinding beneath Astor Hall ’til 1 a.m.

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