Top Tips

The 2015 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is almost here! Take a look at our top tips for the weekend to make the most of every minute. See you in the park!

WHERE TO GO

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is located in Madison Square Park and the surrounding streets. Taste delicious barbecue beginning at 23rd Street North to 27th Street on Madison Avenue, along 26th Street between Madison and 5th Avenue! Official event hours are 11am - 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2015.

View the map and check out all the park has to offer!

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

MEET THE PITMASTERS

Take a look at the full list of Pitmasters who we’ve lined up to smoke and serve the most delicious ‘cue in the country! Hungry for more? You can even take a look at the Menu in advance of the weekend!

RAIN OR SHINE

Like every good BBQ, the event is rain or shine… c’mon, you’re a New Yorker. You’re built for this.

STAY HYDRATED

BBQ is best enjoyed with a refreshing beverage! Visit one of our Park Beverage Gardens located around the South or North Fountains in the Park, or the newest Lounge In The Street on 25th Street and Madison. Don’t forget your ID to enjoy 21+ libations.

FAMILY FUN

It’s a park! Children and dogs are welcome, bring the family, spread a blanket on the main lawn, and enjoy one of the best weekends of the year in Madison Square Park.

SWEET TREATS

Everyone needs a little sugar after BBQ! For the sweetest ending to your day, visit one of the outstanding bakeries we’ve brought to the party. Sugaree’s and Robicelli’s Bakeries will be serving their signature sweets.

PICK UP YOUR BIGPIGGIN’ VIP WRISTBANDS

If you’ve already received your BigPiggin’ VIP wristband in the mail, then you are all set! This wristband will grant admission to the BigPiggin’ VIP Hospitality in a reserved lawn at the North end of Madison Square Park. Just slap your wristband on and come down either Saturday, June 13th or Sunday, June 14th (whichever day you purchased) to enjoy the BABBQ in VIP style!

BigPiggin’ VIP Passes purchased in advance as “will call” delivery may be picked up at the Box Office with a photo ID on the day of the event.

The BABBQ Box Office is located in Madison Square Park east of the main lawn between 24th and 25th Streets. It will be open on Saturday, June 13th from 9:30am-6pm, and on Sunday June 14th from 9:30am-4pm.

Any remaining passes will be available for purchase at the Box Office on Saturday and Sunday while supplies last, but they are going fast…so don’t miss out!

Saturday, June 13th
9:30am-6pm

Sunday June 14th
9:30am-4pm

*Please note: wristbands cannot be loosened or removed so don’t put it on until you’re ready to pig out!

CONNECT WITH US

Follow along with the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party fun all weekend long and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Remember that our official hashtag for the weekend is: #bigapplebbq