“Citizens” of New York, mark your calendars!
June 9 – 10: Madison Square Park Big Apple BBQ Party
Annually each June, Madison Square Park is the home to the Big Apple BBQ Block Party, featuring mouth-watering spreads from the southern and mid-western parts of our country. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., you’ll be able to sample baby back ribs, pork shoulder, brisket, sausage and more from the best of Nevada, Texas, New York, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina for just $8/plate. Enjoy rock and roll, soul and folk rock concerts from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and several food seminars hosted by the chefs themselves. For more information visit www.bigapplebbq.com
Salsa into Monday Nights at the Taj Lounge
Taj Lounge provides salsa lessons every Monday night for a $10 cover. The night starts with an hour open bar from 5-6 p.m., with dance lessons beginning at 6:30.
48 West 21st Street at 6th Avenue
Flash Mob Dance Event at the Flatiron
Inspired by an iconic image in the early 1900’s, this dance event pays homage to the 110th anniversary of the Flatiron Building on 23rd between Broadway and 5th. During that time, women’s skirts were long, to hide their legs. The unique wind currents derived from the Flatiron Building’s triangular shape caused the wind to rustle the ladies skirts, and the men stared. Local authorities voiced the word 23 Skidoo, a code word meaning scatter. The 23 Skidoo is a site-specific flash mob at the Flatiron Building which shows how an architectural structure can create its own vocabulary. The flash mob takes place June 21st from 5-6 p.m.
Walking Tours of the Flatiron District
To learn more about the history behind the Flatiron District, consider taking part in one of the free walking tours provided by Madison Square Conservancy. Each Sunday at 11 a.m. for 90 minutes, a professional tour guide will bring you around the area and regale you with tidbits of history about your new neighborhood.