The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a celebration of the craftsmanship of ‘cue, represented by the most talented pitmasters this country has to offer. Each one brings their signature approach to the tradition of BBQ to New Yorkers the second weekend in June in Madison Square Park. Entering its 13th year this June, the celebration features all the elements of real pit barbecue – from the heady smells of smoked meat and the rollicking sounds of the South, to the abundance of charm, handcrafted ingredients, and spirits authentic to the South.