Time for Tiki, Flower Dates, BBQ on Staten Island, + Blood Marys for All
Tiki cocktails have been all the rage for a while now - find out why at this special class on the fruity, tropical drinks at Astor Center. Jenn Smith will walk you through the history and style of the cocktails, in addition to teaching you how to make three different concoctions inspired by this popular cocktail movement.
Tonight is one of nine weekend evenings this spring (also Saturday, April 7) where the New York Botanical Garden stays open late to allow you an evening to gaze at their annual Orchid Show, in addition to live music and performers. This year, the focus is on a special exhibition by Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost.
There are plenty of BBQ fests in NYC, but this one is the only officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Get your ribs and burnt ends at the Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. Thirty teams of the best grill masters around the East Coast compete and you need to be there to taste it all and vote for the best. Tough job.
You drink unlimited ones at brunch most weekends, so now really jump into the world of the Bloody Mary at this unique festival at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Try many different variations on the tomato/vodka tipple from local spots like Dirt Candy and Gristmill. Food and other beverages will also be included and you'll have no trouble nursing your hangover from the night before.