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As previously stated, two committees of Community Board 5 have voted to block the Big Apple BBQ from holding its event in Madison Square Park. The first of two public hearings that you can attend to listen in and voice your opinion on the topic is tonight Thursday, April 7th at 6pm at the SGI – USA NY Culture Center located at 7 East 15th Street.

NOTE: IF YOU GO PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENS ( as we will not be able to attend.

The second public hearing is Thursday, April 14th (6pm) at St Xavier High School at 30 West 16th Street (2nd Floor Library).

The Big Apple BBQ is currently slated for June 11th and 12th of 2011 in Madison Square Park. The event features some of the country’s best pit-masters serving up BBQ over the weekend.

If you have an opinion one way or another on this issue, you can attend the meeting or contact Community Board 5 (

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