NYC this Weekend: Blues BBQ, India Day Parade & More

It’s weekend time once again in NYC! Check out what Dial 7 recommends for an eventful end to your week.

Saturday, August 18:

Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival


In it’s 19th year, the Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival returns to Pier 97 with great live music and delicious BBQ via Mighty Quinn’s, Pig Beach, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, plus ice cream, beer, and more. Attendance is free and the festivities go from 2PM – 9PM. Nothing beats mouth-watering BBQ and live blues on a (hopefully) sunny Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, August 19:

India Day Parade


Photo courtesy of IDP

India will be celebrating its 72nd year of independence at Sunday’s India Day Parade. Check out what is sure to be a colorful and joyous celebration of Indian culture, plus vendors serving traditional Indian cuisine. The parade runs from 38th to 25th St. going down Madison Ave.

NY Cocktail Expo


Prefer to spend your Sunday boozing it up? The NY Cocktail Expo in Long Island City will feature tastings of a variety of cocktails, spirits, beer and cider. There will also be awards handed out to the best cocktails as well as a Tiki Throw Down.

Live Music this Weekend:

Friday, August 17:

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Frankie Rose @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise

Saturday, August 18:

Dick Dale, Headless Horsemen @ Brooklyn Bowl

Mitski, Sidney Gish @ Elswhere

Deerhunter, Standing On The Corner, Circuit Des Yeux @ House of Vans (FREE!)

A. Savage (of Parquet Courts), Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Mandingo Ambassadors @ Union Pool (FREE!)

Enjoy your weekend, and if you need a ride anywhere, Dial 7 is ready to take you wherever you need to be!

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