• May

    Here are some tips to help you make the most of your barbecue experience:

    • Arrive on time. And by “on time”, we mean EARLY (lines start to form at 10:30am). ‘Cue lovers know that the early bird gets the…brisket, whole hog, ribs and more!

    • Pack a picnic blanket. Park benches fill up fast, so the lawn is a great place to enjoy your delicious Southern fare.

    • Stop at the ATM. While most of the weekend’s activities are free, food and beverage purchases are cash-only. (FastPasses will be honored as usual.)

    • Snag front row seats. Great music is everywhere, and the culinary and mixology seminars this year are truly spectacular. To find your best viewing spot, we recommend arriving to the designated area 10-15 minutes before the show begins.

    • Grab a Giveaway. Visit the Southern Living tent for giveaways and games. It’s great for kids, or as a pit stop between pitmasters.

    • Getting there is easy. Whether you’re walking, biking, or coming by subway…the options are endless. The closest subway stops are 6 to 28th or 23rd streets, N/R to 23rd street.


    • Grilling classes for anyone who wants to improve their grillmaster skills, thanks to our friends at Weber Grill. 
    • Oysters and Barbecue? Yup, we’re doing it and showing you how in the No Bone Zone.
    • Flavour Gallery has created the Official 2013 festival shirts, which can be purchased online.

    See you next week!

    -Big Apple Barbecue Block Party family