Cookout NYC - Governors Island
Price: $25-$60; free for children 12 and younger with paying adult - 212-938-0836
Governors Island, NY 10004
Description: This two-day outdoor cooking event and country fair on Governors Island features more than 20 barbecue and grilling stations (samples guaranteed until 2pm) with offerings from John Brown's Smokehouse, Blind Tiger, Jimmy's No. 43, Rich Pinto Catering, High Point Farms, Tortilleria Nixtamal, King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn and Umi Nom, a Hot Sauce & Wings cooking station, rooftop garden salads by Brooklyn Grange and Growing Chefs, and more. The weekend will also feature live music, celebrity chefs, cooking demos, the second annual Mama O's Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating Contest, a burger cook-off featuring four top local chefs, a hot dog competition, and craft beers in honor of July Good Beer Month. For travel information to Governors Island (free ferries from Manhattan and Brooklyn), visit govisland.com.