Looking to celebrate Earth Day in New York City? Head to 1 Central Park on 6th Avenue to sip on green cocktails, view an installation by local florist Denise Porcaro (commissioned by the hotel and mindbodygreen), and give back.
Since this is, really, about the cocktail, let’s start with the bar. Jams is located on the first floor of the hotel and prides itself on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Mimicking the lush landscapes of Central Park, the bar has plenty of greenery. It’s a relaxing hideaway during the day but turns into a lively scene come nighttime (hours are 11 a.m. to midnight everyday).
In honor of Earth Day, Jams will be offering the Don’t Believe the Florist, which is made using basil from a New York Restoration Project community garden. It’s available for $17 with $1 of each cocktail going to NYRP.
Don’t Believe the Florist
- 3/4 oz. Fernet Branca
- 1 oz. Hendricks Gin
- 1/2 oz. Yuzu
- 3/4 oz. maple water
- Combier spray
Method: Shake and serve over crushed ice in a rocks glass
Garnish: Opal Basil
Other current drinks include the West of the Park, with High West Bourbon, maple water, Peychauds Bitters, and flamed orange, Greenhouse—another good green cocktail—made with Greenhook Gin, cucumber, kale, celery, citrus, bee pollen, and My Sharona, a blend of Cazadores Reposado, grapefruit, agave, opal basil, chili oil.
1 Central Park’s Earth Day activities include getting active, going green, and giving back.
- Get Active– 1 Hotel Central Park is partnering with the NYRP for a community clean up activity in collaboration with Columbia Sportswear and Bronx Brewery. Activities will take place in the Meatpacking District of New York City. After volunteering, everyone is invited to the nearby Columbia store for a seed-planting workshop and complimentary beer tasting by the Bronx Brewery.
- Go Green– 1 Hotel Central Park's Lobby Farmstand will host a tree stand for the week of Earth Day, offering guests packets of seeds to plant after their stay.
- Give Back – Stop by the bar at Jams to enjoy a special seasonal cocktail benefitting the NYRP.