The 18th Annual Blues BBQ Festival returns to Pier 97 this weekend for an amazing day of FREE blues music and BBQ from NYC’s top restaurants for purchase, including a first-ever vegan option.
Participating NYC restaurants include Dinosaur BBQ, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, and Pig Beach, and a vegan option from Monks Eats. Have more of a sweet tooth? Cool off with an ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery.
The great food is served with a side order of smooth sounds of Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones, watch legendary guitarist Eric Gales slap the six strings, dive into the soul of Terrie Odabi, join the brotherhood of The Campbell Brothers and feel the funk of Dumpstaphunk against the beautiful backdrop of the Hudson River.
18th Annual Blues BBQ Festival is Saturday, August 19th, 2pm to whenever, at Hudson River Park’s Pier 97. Cross the West Side Highway at W59th Street for access.
Longest waterfront park in the USA
Hudson River Park, which extends from Chambers Street to 59th Street along Manhattan’s west side, is the longest waterfront park in the United States.
It’s an urban recreational oasis with award-winning skate parks, playgrounds, sports fields, gardens and nature exhibits, boating and maritime activities, art installations, and year-round events that celebrate the diverse cultures and neighborhoods of Manhattan and all of New York City.
Hudson River Park plays a critical role in protecting the Hudson River ecosystem, and though it receives no public operating funds from state and local government, its development has transformed four miles of decaying piers and parking lots into a premier New York City destination for local residents and visitors alike.
The non-profit, Friends of Hudson River Park helps to ensure the Park’s ongoing sustainability by serving as its primary source of fundraising, advocacy and support, working in concert with the Hudson River Park Trust, the city-state entity that oversees its design, construction, operation and maintenance.
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