|5 Boro Picnyc
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Posted: May 24, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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New York is famous for many things: its architecture (Empire State Building), movie locations (Upper West Side thanks to Woody Allen), its comedy (from TV shows Seinfeld and Friends set here to Saturday Night Live, late night TV shows to its comedy spots) and its food (both low brow – hot dogs – and high brow – $55 mac and cheese). And it’s also home to five boroughs — Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. After my weekly Off-Broadway comedy show, I drive a lucky audience group home or to its next destination as long as its within the border of the five boroughs. That’s the only stipulation.
As a proud New Yorker, I’m excited to visit another enclave of the city this weekend — Governors Island. Just off of Manhattan, the island will host the 5 Boro Picnyc on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th. Normally, I visit Governors Island to bike around during the summer and get away from the city for a moment.
This weekend, you can enjoy food from a variety of vendors – Alobar, Jimmy’s No. 43, Vandaag, among others – as well as live music and beer from Sixpoint, one of New York’s most beloved beers. There’s a grilled cheese cook off. And, you’re supporting Slow Food NYC, Earth Matter, Kingsborough Community College, and Teen Battle Chef.
Unlike some other recent food festivals, the 5 Boro Picnyc will be a bit easier on your pocketbook and offer fewer choices…but in New York that’s a good thing. Option paralysis can be frustrating. The $25 admission fee includes one drink. Hope to see you on Governors Island to celebrate Memorial Day.
There’s nothing better than enjoying some great food and staring back at the beauty of Manhattan. Oh, and don’t forget there’s free ferry service to the island from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Here’s to a great holiday.
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