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NYC this Weekend: Blues BBQ, India Day Parade & More

It’s weekend time once again in NYC! Check out what Dial 7 recommends for an eventful end to your week.

Saturday, August 18:

Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival

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In it’s 19th year, the Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival returns to Pier 97 with great live music and delicious BBQ via Mighty Quinn’s, Pig Beach, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, plus ice cream, beer, and more. Attendance is free and the festivities go from 2PM – 9PM. Nothing beats mouth-watering BBQ and live blues on a (hopefully) sunny Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, August 19:

India Day Parade

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Photo courtesy of IDP

India will be celebrating its 72nd year of independence at Sunday’s India Day Parade. Check out what is sure to be a colorful and joyous celebration of Indian culture, plus vendors serving traditional Indian cuisine. The parade runs from 38th to 25th St. going down Madison Ave.

NY Cocktail Expo

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Prefer to spend your Sunday boozing it up? The NY Cocktail Expo in Long Island City will feature tastings of a variety of cocktails, spirits, beer and cider. There will also be awards handed out to the best cocktails as well as a Tiki Throw Down.

Live Music this Weekend:

Friday, August 17:

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Frankie Rose @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise

Saturday, August 18:

Dick Dale, Headless Horsemen @ Brooklyn Bowl

Mitski, Sidney Gish @ Elswhere

Deerhunter, Standing On The Corner, Circuit Des Yeux @ House of Vans (FREE!)

A. Savage (of Parquet Courts), Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Mandingo Ambassadors @ Union Pool (FREE!)

Enjoy your weekend, and if you need a ride anywhere, Dial 7 is ready to take you wherever you need to be!

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