Here is my pick for this weekend: the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party at Madison Square Park. There are some great barbeque places in the city, but admission to this festival is a huge bargain for true BBQ lovers: it's free (to walk around, but food costs extra). Get yourself and your loved ones over to the the Big Apple BBQ.
If you're just reading about this for the first time today, it's too late to pre-purchase a Fastpass, which gives access to an express line. But stand in line for even one plate of 'Q here, and you'll put it on your express checkout every year from now on.
There will also be musical performances, book signings, and seminars on the art of BBQ given by the "pitmasters" who will be showcasing their art - all free to attend.
When: Saturday, June 11 11AM-6PM
Where: Madison Square Park (23rd Street between Fifth Ave and Madison Ave)