You may have heard of Pig Island, but it may not be the same island that we’re thinking about right now. There is a Pig Beach located on Big Major Cay which is on a beach on an uninhabited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs which live on the island. That is not what this is about. While the focus is on pigs and pork, you don’t have to leave New York City to enjoy it.  The event takes place right after Labor Day and is the perfect antidote to the end of summer blues that set in after the long weekend at the end of the summer.

This year’s installment is going down on Staten Island again on September 10th, 2022. We’ll be celebrating the region’s most celebrated pitmasters and BBQ chefs as they converge on the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island, an 83-acre outdoor historic property, for the 13th annual Pig Island NYC, produced by the inimitable Jimmy Carbone.

If you haven’t been or heard of it, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is an outdoor venue you want to experience. Guests are encouraged to come at the start of the event as some restaurants may run out of food later in the day and to bring their own picnic blankets, camp chairs and water. The event is held rain or shine. Conveniently located near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (taxi, bus or walk). If you are driving, there is free parking onsite.

We look forward to this epic event every year. More than 20 chefs will come together for this pork-laden festival and compete for the most delicious porcine dishes. There will also be craft beer, hard cider, spirits and other food offerings – ALL-INCLUSIVE with a general admission ticket! Tickets are on sale now.

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