Pit masters from all over the country descend on Madison Square Park to sell their succulent smoky ribs, juicy pulled pork, mouthwatering sides, desserts and drinks on June 8 & 9. There are also cooking workshops, book signings and great live blues, but the main event here are the eats.
Catch the Grammy Award winning king of NYC kid rock, Dan Zanes, and beloved folk crooner Elizabeth Mitchell, on Sunday, June 9th, in a rare no-cost concert in Robert F. Wagner Park. Other entertainment includes Native American storytelling, lawn games, and nature and art activities.
On Monday, June 3rd, three of today’s acclaimed political-intrigue show runners discuss the new crop of Washington insiders on television—and what typifies these characters and their pursuits: ambition and corruption, cynicism and satire. Danny Strong, "Recount," "Game Change" (HBO), Joe Weisberg, "The Americans" (FX), Beau Willimon, "House of Cards" (Netflix). Moderator Stefan Forbes is the Writer/Director/Producer of Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story.
Named the Village Voice’s Best Outdoor Festival 2011, HOWL! Festival is the quintessential community event celebrating the history of the East Village and Lower East Side. Beginning, on Saturday, June 1st, with the signature group reading of Howl, the Festival’s talented performers—young and old—dig deeper into Allen Ginsberg’s legacy and mischievous sense of fun to celebrate freewheeling bohemia and creativity in poetry, music, dance, art, and a Carnival filled with funhouse activities, rides, games and art for families and kids.
DayLife will be returning to the Lower East Side on Sunday, June 2nd. Save the date for another full day of the best in LES food, fashion and fun on Orchard Street between East Houston and Delancey Streets. Unconventional Street Event with Pushcarts, Food and Fashion hits the Lowline Exhibit and then back home to Orchard Street.
Famed for her lyrical storytelling, strong sense of Latin rhythms, and beautiful clear-toned voice, Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca shares the music of her vibrant tradition on stage at Highline Ballroom's Blue Note Jazz Festival, on Friday June 14th.
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake seem to pop up on everybody's "favorite artists" list. At this year's Grammy Awards, Jay-Z hopped onstage and joined JT for the singer's latest, "Suit & Tie." Now you can enjoy both of these stars' biggest hits when The Timberfakes, the only Justin Timberlake tribute band, and Hard Knock Live, the premier Jay-Z cover collective, celebrate the Legends of Summer pn Saturday, June 8th.
On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned
Free early-morning boot camps, dance classes and kids yoga will kick off a nine-week summer series at Union Square beginning next month. The Union Square Partnership has released the lineup for its free summer programming series, Summer in the Park, which is slated to begin on June 13 and includes everything from lunchtime jazz performances to dance classes.