The weekend-long event occurs every June and brings together the
country’s top pitmasters who cook up their award-winning food
for over a 100,000 barbecue enthusiasts. Set against the beautiful
backdrop of Madison Square Park, the 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 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.