june, 2018

09junAll Day10Big Apple Barbecue (discontinued)(All Day) Madison Square Park, 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

Event Details

Big Apple Barbecue

The nation’s largest summer street party dedicated to barbecue cuisine, with the best beer, wine and music to go with it.

Big Apple Barbecue

All of Madison Square Park and it’s surrounding streets, closed for the annual Big Apple Barbecue and Block Party. | Photo from Big Apple Barbecue

Didn’t think a block party was possible in NYC? Think again! The Big Apple Barbecue is returning to Manhattan. Indulge in the best finger-lickin’ barbecue, craft beer, wine and sweets in the city alongside more than 100,000 food lovers.

The Big Apple Barbecue and block party was created out of a deep appreciation for the tradition, culture, and low-and-slow mantra of real-pit barbecue. The 2018 festival features an incredible lineup of Chefs and Pitmasters–the best of the best from New York City and around the country. See the entire Flatiron neighborhood transform before your eyes into a barbecue lover’s paradise, reminiscent of the good ol’ days of block parties with good friends. 

The 2018 lineup includes legendary masters of the ‘cue like, Ash Fulk, Bill Durney, Rodney Scott, Mike Mills, Amy Mills, and many more!

Live Music at the Big Apple Barbecue

As if mouth-watering barbecue and drinks weren’t enough to entice you, the Big Apple Barbecue is also known for its exciting live music. Talented musicians and singers will be serenading the streets while you chow down throughout the entire weekend, making this celebration even more epic. If it isn’t already, the Big Apple Barbecue is sure to become your new summer tradition!

Big Apple Barbecue’s unique mission of celebrating the best of barbecue while throwing the ultimate summer street party has turned it into one of the most anticipated events in Manhattan. In addition to all of the amazing grub, drink and music, guests can feel good about the proceeds benefiting the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Big Apple Barbecue has already donated over $1 million to Madison Square Park Conservancy to support its beautiful gardens, amenities, and world-class art and civic programming.

Tickets for the Big Apple Barbecue

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a free event. People of all ages are welcome to join in Madison Square Park throughout the weekend for free live performances, children’s programming, sampling, product demonstrations, and more. Barbecue, beer, wine, sides, and dessert are available on a first-come, first-served basis (they accept Apple Pay, cash, and credit), so be sure to check out their festival passes if lines aren’t your thing.

FastPass Pair

$125

  • FastPass for Saturday + Sunday, inclusive of $100 towards food, beverage, and merchandise
  • Exclusive access to express lanes throughout the weekend for Passholder and (1) Companion

Big Rig VIP Pass Pair (Saturday)

$275

  • Access to a Private VIP Area for Pass Holder and one (1) companion: Shade-filled respite, open bar, and bites for Saturday only
  • FastPass for Saturday + Sunday, inclusive of $100 towards food, beverage, and merchandise
  • Exclusive access to express lanes throughout the weekend for Pass Holder and one (1) companion

Big Rig VIP Pass Pair (Sunday)

$275

  • Access to a Private VIP Area for Pass Holder and one (1) companion: shade-filled respite, open bar, and bites for Sunday only
  • FastPass for Saturday + Sunday, inclusive of $100 towards food, beverage, and merchandise
  • Exclusive access to express lanes throughout the weekend for Pass Holder and one (1) companion

Take Amtrak to the Big Apple Barbecue

Experience the best block party via Amtrak to Grand Central in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!
From Grand Central, take the 6 Subway train downtown to 23rd St. Walk west along 23rd St. for Madison Square Park.

Time

june 9 (Saturday) - 10 (Sunday)

Location

Madison Square Park

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010