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Celebrate Big Apple Barbecue

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Celebrate Big Apple Barbecue

An homage to the weekend-long Block Parties of years past, Celebrate Barbecue is a new, one-night-only barbecue and bourbon tasting event in support of Madison Square Park. On June 13, enjoy cocktails and ‘cue from 27 of the region’s top BBQ chefs and pitmasters, all while helping raise the funds needed to keep your park clean, green, and thriving.

All proceeds from this unique benefit will support Madison Square Park Conservancy, the non-profit responsible for raising 100% of the funds needed to maintain and program Madison Square Park.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Early Access at 5:30 PM
General Admission at 6:30 PM
Madison Square Park

Celebrate Big Apple Barbecue


Marc Glosserman
Erica Desai ✦ Laurie Golub ✦ Neil Luthra

José Andrés ✦ Pat LaFrieda ✦  Danny Meyer

Alvina Patel Buxani ✦ Rick Gropper ✦ Pradeep Mahtani ✦ Sal Taibi ✦ Minsun Yoo
Beam Suntory ✦ Paul Sutton Bourbon

Beam Suntory
Culture Pop Soda
Paul Sutton Bourbon

Jessica & Brian Distelburger

Erica & Anand Desai
George Comfort & Sons, Inc., Jamestown, L.P., and Loeb Partners Realty
Jordana & Adam Grunfeld
Audrey & Sean MacIsaac
Amitha Raman & Neil Luthra
Kendra & Jeffrey Simes
Tiffany & Co.

Camber Property Group
Jung & Nelson Chai
Sheila Kearney Davidson
Grace Shanon

ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC
Atlas Real Estate Partners
Aaron, Arielle & Zadie Goldstein
Suzanne Graves
Danny Meyer
Nina Vascotto & Jeremiah Pollack
Minsun Yoo

Heather Gershen & Aaron Koffman
Brian Harper
David N. Herskovits
Agnes Marton
Catherine So
Szenberg & Okun PLL
Sal Taibi
Dan Tanzilli
Dennis Trunfio & Gildo Medina
Jennifer Wolf

Olga Armer
Blue Rider Group at Morgan Stanley
Corinne Clemente
Gayle Engel
Stacy Gim
Stephanie He
Anuja Jhalani
Alyssa Kidd
Suzy Taekyung Kim
Charles Klein
Conrad Liu
Dan Nathan
Sinead Naughton
Eric Nelson
Trudy B. Nielsen
Donna & Jim Pressman
Kate Pressman
Scott Reinhardt & Paul Walsh
Mr. Gus R. Reyes
SBH Fashion
Michele Silberberg
Sara Silverstein & Michael Stern
Lynn Stefanelli & Glenn Leitch
Jenn & Jordan Tanner

Au Jus
Bark Barbecue
Blue Smoke
Boots & Bones
Carlito’s Barbecue Taqueria
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Handsome Devil
Hill Country
Hindsight Barbecue
Hometown Bar B Que
Hudson Royal Craft BBQ
Hudson Smokehouse
Jase’s BBQ
Kimchi Smoke
Mable’s Smokehouse
Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue
Pig Beach BBQ
Pineapple Express Barbecue
Pure Grit BBQ
Red White & Que Smokehouse
Sands Jerk Hut
Shake Shack
Virgil’s Real BBQ
The Meat Hook

All proceeds support Madison Square Park Conservancy. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $75.

For more details, contact Nicole Rivers at

In the event of a necessary cancellation, all ticket purchases will be converted into fully tax-deductible donations.

Madison Square Park Conservancy, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID #: 14-1859935.

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