Pigging Out At Red Hook’s Pig Island

Last month I re-lived Afropunk, one of Brooklyn’s most awesome weekend music festivals. This month it was Pig Island, a giant festival of all that is pork. I must say I’m planning to make this one a tradition. Just as last year, Pig Island featured 80 hogs prepared in various styles by 25 of the…

Governor’s Island Hosts Pig Island 2012

Labor Day, the holiday celebrated across the country by Americans who grind through the persistent workday, has on its side many reasons to partake in excessive drinking and relaxing. From not working on a weekday to taking advantage of the last days of summer, it’s rarely difficult to justify bad behavior on Labor Day weekend.…

Pig Island 2012

Close out summer with the return of Pig Island on Saturday, September 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, this annual event focuses on local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners, bringing the best of New York State to New York City. This year’s Pig Island benefits Food Systems Network NYC and City Harvest. Come out…