Kick off Summer with 5 Boro PicNYC on May 29, 2021
Food Karma Projects – the producers of Pig Island NYC and Brisket King NYC – are bringing you the ultimate Memorial Day barbecue and picnic. Join us on Saturday, May 29th for an all inclusive food and drink experience with live music, barbecue, vegetarian dishes, grilled cheese, hot sauce and plenty of drinks. All inclusive tickets are on sale now.
This farm-to-chef culinary event will feature top chefs and pitmasters from across the country, bringing 5 Boro PicNYC to the next level. Sample and purchase sauces from Sauce King NYC 2020 winners then quench your thirst with samples of signature cocktails, spirts, craft beer, hard cider, spiked seltzer and wine. It’s all happening at the historical Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. Ride the ferry to flavor and kick off summer at this all-inclusive Memorial Day weekend festival featuring killer barbecue and great vegetarian dishes.
Sauce King NYC Makers Showcase:
Calling all sauce makers! The Sauce King NYC competition uncovered some hidden gems, and we want to share our findings with our guests at our summer kick off event. Join us at 5 Boro PicNYC for a special opportunity to showcase, sample and sell your products as part of the Sauce King NYC Makers Showcase at 5 Boro PicNYC. For more information and to apply, click here.
Rib King NYC:
We are partnering with NYC BBQ to bring one of our favorite events to the 5 Boro PicNYC. The Rib King NYC chefs competition will return as a special feature of 5 Boro PicNYC. Expect 10 chefs cooking their best racks of ribs with samples, a people’s choice award and expert judges doling out prizes.
Jase BBQ: West Indian Jerk Ribs (NYC)
Tank Jackson of South Carolina’s Holy City Hogs will be slow cooking two of his heritage breed hogs in Peg Leg Porker’s ‘General George Washington’ smoker.
He’ll be preparing his heritage breed hogs along with some NYC barbecue favorites!
Tank Jackson talks about his Heritage breed hogs and why he considers himself a “hippie farmer” with Food Karma Projects
Trevor Kunk, The Culinary Director of The Little Beet is preparing a vegetable brigade!
Plus other chefs will create vegetarian dishes from grilled peppers to Mexican corn.
Snug Harbor Heritage Farms will be supplying some spring vegetables and herbs and composting the festival’s leftovers.
Sample and Purchase Sauces From:
BBQ Buddha (NJ)
2020 Sauce King NYC Grand Champion
Coney Island Saucery (Deecent Hot Sauce, NYC)
Paulie G’s BBQ Sauce (South Carolina)
Bayou Gotham (NYC)
Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce (NYC)
Silly Chilly Hot Sauce (NYC)
Silva Bullet Hot Sauce (Metro NYC)
Marie Sharp’s (North Carolina)
Plus spirits, wine and more to be announced!
Snacks and Desserts:
To be announced
To be announced
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Saturday May 29, 2021
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
VIP Pitmaster Breakfast: 11am-12pm
General Admission: 12pm-4pm
Take subway to lower Manhattan, via the 1 train to South Ferry or the 4/5 train to Bowling Green or the R train to Whitehall. Exit and walk south to blue neon Staten Island terminal to take FREE ferry. After landing in Staten Island take the S40 bus at Gate D to travel along Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor.
By Car From Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island
Take the lower level of Verrazano Narrows Bridge; stay on the right, and exit at Bay Street. Take the Bay Street exit service road to Bay Street. Make a left and follow Bay Street past the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, where Bay Street becomes Richmond Terrace. Follow Richmond Terrace about one mile to Tysen Street. Make a left on Tysen Street, and then the next right on Fillmore Street, and enter the parking lot immediately to the left of the gated entrance. Parking will be right after the gate on the left-hand side.
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel: To BQE West. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to SI Expwy (I-278). Get off at Clove/Richmond Road exit (#13). At third intersection, bear right onto Clove Road. Continue to Bement Ave. (will see a cemetery), turn right onto Bement. Continue to Richmond Terrace. Make a right onto Richmond Terrace to Snug Harbor. Make a quick right at the Snug Harbor sign and then a quick left through the brick gatehouse.
By Car From New Jersey
From the Goethals Bridge: Take 278 East or take the Outerbridge Crossing to 440 North, following signs to the Verrazano Bridge/278 East. Get off 278 East at the exit marked Richmond Road/Clove Road. (Do not take the Richmond Avenue exit). Take the service road to the first light, make a left, and follow Clove Road to Richmond Terrace. Make a right on Richmond Terrace and follow it until you come to Snug Harbor, which is on the right and marked by a black cast iron fence and magnificent pillared buildings at Snug Harbor Road. Turn right and you will see the entrance gate on your left-hand side. Follow the signs for parking.
From the Bayonne Bridge: Take the first exit (Richmond Terrace). Make a right at the top of the exit ramp onto Richmond Terrace. The Terrace snakes around a bit, following the shore of the Kill Van Kull river. Go about 3 – 4 miles, you will see Snug Harbor on the Right. It is just past the Getty gas station and a little restaurant on the left called Blue.
5 Boro PicNYC is Proud to Partner with Friends of Firefighters and Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Friends of Firefighters is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free, confidential mental health and wellness services to New York City’s active and retired firefighters and their families. Over the past 18 years, our organization has expanded to meet the growing needs of the FDNY community by providing a range of peer support programs, financial guidance, expert counseling, and wellness services. Support FoF today.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is the result of more than four decades of restoration and development to convert a 19th century charitable rest home for sailors to a regional arts center, botanical gardens, and public park. It is a place where history, architecture, gardens, agriculture, visual and performing arts, and education come together to provide a dynamic experience for all ages.