Around The Park

Are you ready for the weekend? From freshly smoked meats to delicious cold drinks, the 13th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party will be packed with the best of the best from around the country.

While you’re exploring the pitmaster preparations, don’t forget to check out even more of the fun - and delicious - activations from our friends and partners around the park!


Baldor Mobile Market

Unless you work in the food business, you probably haven’t heard of us before. In fact, we’re a little bit of an industry secret. As the premier specialty food distributor on the East Coast, we probably stock your favorite restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator with everything from New Jersey tomatoes to fresh white truffles (depending on how fancy your favorite restaurant is). Our company’s mission is to deliver the best ingredients on the planet at the most reasonable prices possible. But, because Baldor isn’t open to the general public, we rarely get to hang out with our fellow New Yorkers outside the kitchen.

Big Apple Barbeque is the perfect, pig-filled opportunity for us to change that! Our stand will be open all weekend with the ripest peaches and juiciest watermelon, to give you a rare taste of the ingredients that we sell to New York’s favorite chefs. For more information on what we do and who we sell to, follow this link to our brand new website!

Bud Light Beer Garden

The Bud Light Beer Garden Experience is the perfect gathering place for consumers to have a unique and entertaining experience. Consumers can sit and enjoy an ice cold beverage at the mobile bar that comes equipped with televisions, an interactive digital kiosk, and a phone charging station.

Heritage Cheshire Farms

The Ivey family has been raising all natural, heritage breed Cheshire hogs in Seven Springs, NC for almost forty years. Great Chefs and Pitmasters agree that our Cheshire Pork, with its rich color and beautiful marbling, is the best in the market. Savor barbecue dishes featuring Cheshire Pork from Memphis in May Champions,The Shed Barbeque, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Skylight Inn, Hometown Bar-B-Que, and many other pitmasters to taste the difference in our family’s Cheshire pork. The Ivey cousins will be helping out at a few of these locations, say hello and ask them about their commitment to 100% transparency and all natural, heritage breed pork!


Join Coca-Cola, a long-standing Big Apple Barbecue Block Party partner, and sip an ice cold Coke alongside delicious barbecue and Southern-inspired baked goods while rocking to the sounds of the artists performing all weekend in the South Beverage Garden! And for BigPiggin’ VIP Hospitality pass holders, enjoy samples of some of their newest refreshments including Zico Coconut Water and Illy issimo iced coffees!


At Lightlife, we are meat. A pioneer in plant proteins, Lightlife was founded in Western Massachusetts in 1979 with a passion for creating great tasting vegetarian food. Over the years, the brand has grown by sticking to its roots emphasizing quality and care in everything it makes, and giving 5% of its profits back to organizations that support a healthier “you” and a healthier planet. Today, Lightlife strives to make plant-based eating more accessible, delicious and easy with a variety of products for all diets. Lightlife believes that plant based foods are not meat substitutes, they are meat made from plants. Meat Without the Middleman™. To learn more about Lightlife, visit

Royal Oak Charcoal

Royal Oak Charcoal, an American Tradition is pleased to support a New York Tradition, The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party again this year. Stop by any of the 17 award-winning pitmaster stations-including Pappy’s Smokehouse, Blackjack Barbecue, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Blue Smoke and more, and check out how our new lump briquets keep the fires going all weekend long to give you the best real pit barbecue you’ve ever had…two great traditions joining forces to build an even greater event!

Sweet’N Low

If you love sweet treats, come and enjoy some Sweet’N Low-sweetened iced tea! Spot our Sweet’N Low truck at the Big Apple BBQ for cool refreshment, fun with friends and prizes. Summer is sweet again! Check out for more information.

Terminator Genisys

The Human Resistance is preparing for their final battle against Skynet, but in order to defeat the machines, they must familiarize themselves with the evolution of the various Terminator models. The creation of the T-1000 simulator allows Resistance soldiers to step into the role of this mimetic poly-alloy Terminator, see its ability to liquefy and take the form of another person and engage its deadly arsenal of blades. Soldiers will be tested and recorded to ensure that they are up for the challenge! #ThreatHasEvolved

Washington, DC

With outdoor concerts, international festivals and treasured monuments alongside FREE museums, Washington, DC has everything for the perfect escape. Visit the DC team at the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party to discover what else DC’s got this summer, and enter to win tickets to the Landmark Music Festival in September + other great prizes. #WeGotThis


YETI Coolers are known for their extreme durability and ice retention. Visit the YETI booth to pick up one of their new vacuum insulated YETI Rambler tumblers. They’ll even throw in a tasty beverage with every purchase.