Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

6/6/2008:

Since there’s nothing really special going on in Hoboken tomorrow, why not spend the sweltering weekend at least enjoying some incredible BBQ action!

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Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

The Sixth Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returns to Madison Square Park June 7–8, 2008, from Noon–6:00 PM. The weekend-long event takes place every June and brings together the country’s top pitmasters who cook up their award-winning food for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Madison Square Park, the Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attracts people from near and far to sustain and celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Admission to the event is free. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the event – from great live music to engaging seminars and cooking demonstrations – without ever dropping a dollar. The country’s best barbecue is available from top pitmasters for only $8 per plate.

Proceeds from the Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party support the Madison Square Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for the beauty, ongoing maintenance, and programming of this historic park.”

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Anyone from Hoboken who regularly attends this event?

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8 Comments on "Big Apple Barbecue Block Party"

jscirish27
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jscirish27

I went to this event yesterday for a couple of hours and it was fun. The bbq was quite good, the lines although long moved quickly, and the beer garden had a great selection and good live music. For a large NYC event, I thought it was run extremely well. Besides, pulled pork baby . . . :mrgreen:

Tama Murden
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For a hot early summer w/e, this one’s the ticket.

All $$ goes to a great cause!

More great gustatory details can also be found on WNYC.org.

slowboken07
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slowboken07

If you can get your hands on a pass its completely worth it, even if for just not having to stand in those lines. I’m actually going to Jazz Standard (downstairs from Blue Smoke) tonight, so I’ll be getting my BBQ on a little early.

rabulous
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rabulous

The husband and I went last year. Good times. All of Mad. Sq. Park was turned into a giant meat fest. We plan on going again tomorrow. It does get crowded, but if you get there earlier, the lines are tolerable.

Horse n Buggy
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Horse n Buggy

To clarify: the fast pass is a $100 pre-loaded card that allows you and 1 guest to skip lines. You can use it in place of cash for BBQ, drinks, and other items (such as bottled sauces).
Don’t know if I can eat $100 worth of BBQ, but not having to wait in line in 95 degree heat makes it worth it.
From what I have read, the line for each vendor is anywhere from 20-45 minutes to try their BBQ.

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