Chef And Band Updates For 5 Boro PicNYC

5 Boro PicNYC is happy to announce its most recent roster of NYC chefs who will participate in “the official start of summer” on Governors Island Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Chefs that will be grilling or competing in the food cook-offs include:

  • Slow Food NYC Taco Challenge featuring tacos made with Queens-based Tortilleria Nixtamal; will include Laurence Edelman of Left Bank, Marc Meyer (Five Points), with others TBA;
  • Fossil Farms Sausage Pavilion will sponsor a wild game sausage cook-off with Ian Kapitan (Alobar), Peels’ Jason DeBriere, William Kooper (Carlton Park), and Humberto Guallpa of Vandaag;
  • Jarlsberg’s Grilled Cheese Cook-Off with 5+ competing chefs—including Neil Cane of Big Food and NY Hand Made Breads;
  • Rooftop garden salads by Growing Chefs and Brooklyn Grange;
  • Select chefs from the “5 Boros”: Representatives from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island to include Lucky 777 Chili, Jimmy’s No. 43, Green Brown Orange, Deep River Snacks, and Suspenders Restaurant (samples guaranteed until 2 p.m.), in addition to food available for purchase from The Fat Beagle NYC, Red Hook Lobster, Wooly’s Ice, Ven Leeuwen, and Luke’s Lobster.

Staged at the tree-lined Colonel’s Row, 5 Boro PicNYC will showcase craft beer from Sixpoint and a Hot Sauce & Blues Music Festival. Bands playing over the course of two days have been assembled by music industry insider Steve Seabury of High River Sauces. Jamming out blues will be Alec Gross; Tomcat & The Whisky Rats; Kirsten Thien; The Suit, Tyree & Thurrsty; Brooklyn Blues Project; and others TBA.

Zagat Promos 5 Boro PicNYC

Thanks to Zagat and the many other press outlets giving us previews for 5 Boro PicNYC. Here’s what they had to say today:

“If you’ve been having trouble scoring tickets to (GoogaMooga), fear not – there are other epic picnics on the horizon. The 5 Boro PicNYC is set to take over Governors Island on May 26 and 27, and it should be easier to score a spot at this feast. The shindig will feature everything from a grilled cheese cook off to a taco tasting.”

Join us Memorial Day Weekend on Governors Island for:

  •  GRILLED CHEESE COOKOFF sponsored by Jarlsberg Cheese with 10+ competing chefs—including Corey Cova of Earl’s Beer and Cheese and Tom Cat Bakery
  • MUSIC ALL DAY!  Hot Sauce & Blues - Hot sauce tastings/events paired with some smokin Blues Bands assembled by music industry insider Steve Seabury, who also will host a hot sauce tasting featuring his own High River SaucesNY Hot SauceSol Sauce, and others.

  • A wide selection of SIXPOINT CRAFT ALES: Sweet Action, Redd, Sehr Crisp Pils, Righteous Rye, Bengali Tiger, Brownstone Brown Ale, and other brews.
  •  SLOW FOOD NYC Taco Challenge with tortillas provided by Tortilleria Nixtamal;
  • MORE THAN 20 FOOD STATIONS   including offering from Jimmy’s No. 43East Village Meat Market, and Lucky 777 Chili, among others;
  • A PORTION OF TICKET SALES   will benefit this year’s community/charitable partners: Slow Food NYC, Earth Matter, Kingsborough Community College’s Culinary Program and Teen Battle Chef. For more details see www.5boropicnyc.com
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY!    includes free ferry rides between Governors Island and Manhattan or Brooklyn, free kid’s admission with paying adult, Ice Cream by Van Leuwen, and other great family-oriented stuff!
  • TICKETS:   $35 tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 24th, and include one beer ticket and unlimited samplings from 11:30-2 p.m. (Additional beer tickets will be sold on site for $6, or four for $20. Beer tickets are all final sales). Additional food may be purchased until closing. 5 Boro PicNYC runs May 26th and 27th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

May 26th and 27th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Get your tickets here!

  •  Food Sampling is guaranteed until 2pm. Food is first come first served thereafter
  • .Must be 21 to drink. ID checked at the door. Beer will not be sold before 12pm on Sunday, May 27. Beer sales will end at 4:15pm both days.
  • Additional food will be available for purchase on site. 
  • Event is RAIN or SHINE 
  • All Sales Final

Features Of 5 Boro PicNYC To Include: Sixpoint, Hot Sauce & Blues, Cook-Offs

This year’s 5 Boro PicNYC will include many great features:

  • A wide selection of craft beer styles, exclusively featuring Sixpoint craft ales: Sweet Action, Resin, Sehr Crisp Pils, Righteous Rye, Bengali Tiger, Brownstone Brown Ale, and additional special brews TBA;
  • Hot Sauce & Blues with area Blues Bands assembled by music industry insider Steve Seabury, who also will curate a hot sauce tasting featuring his own High River Sauces, NY Hot Sauce, Sol Sauce, and others TBA;
  • a Grilled Cheese Cook-Off with 10+ competing chefs—including Corey Cova of Earl’s Beer and Cheese and Tom Cat Bakery—sponsored by Jarlsberg Cheese;
  • Slow Food NYC Taco Challenge with tortillas provided by Tortilleria Nixtamal;
  • More than 20 food stations including offering from Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village Meat Market, and Lucky 777 Chili, among others;
  • Family-friendly features, including free ferry rides between Governors Island and Manhattan or Brooklyn, free kid’s admission with paying adult, Ice Cream by Van Leuwen, and other family-oriented fare TBA.

This year’s community/charitable partners for 5 Boro PicNYC include Slow Food NYC, Earth Matter, Kingsboro Community College, and Teen Battle Chef.  $35 tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 24th, and include one beer ticket and unlimited samplings from 11:30-2 p.m. (additional beer tickets are $20 for four beers and will be available on site). Additional food may be purchased until closing. 5 Boro PicNYC runs May 26th and 27th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Get your tickets here!