Tonight in New York City: Attend the Museum Mile Festival, learn about the Wild West, or grub on some Vietnamese BBQ. By Carly Petrone.
BBQ Blow Out
The finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout is back with the boys from Bun-ker serving up killer Vietnamese food tonight. Listen to some tunes by WOLVVES and sip on delicious suds from Brooklyn Brewery. On the menu tonight: grilled lemongrass heritage pork and wild shrimp, long bean, corn, coconut, kaffir salad, and fragrant rice. Mouth watering already? Grab a plate for $10 and a beer, $15 for a day of BBQ. Event goes from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Museum Mile Festival
Take advantage of the fact that some of the most prestigious museums are right in your backyard during the Museum Mile Festival, tonight starting at 6 p.m. Stroll down 5th Avenue and see what local vendors and artists are up to or walk through your favorite museum for free. Those participating tonight include the Guggenheim, The Met, The Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, The Africa Center, El Museo Del Barrio, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, National Academy Museum and School, and the Neue Galerie New York. There will also be live bands and plenty of food to keep you occupied, too. Event ends at 9 p.m.
Cities + Speakers
The Way Station
Enjoy Satellite Magazine’s Cities + Speaker Series tonight at the Way Station. Get ready for a night of short talks about cities followed by live music by Sami and Sarah. Learn about kite-mapping from the folks over at Urban Solutions, listen to architect Muhammad Ahmad Khan speak about his hometown of Karachi, find out about the history of The Gowanus from journalist Joseph Alexiou, or discover what Crown Heights resident Valerie Fleming has taken on the role of neighborhood activist. Event goes from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and admission is free (donations appreciated).
Full Circle Trivia
It’s Tuesday night and that means it’s time for Full Circle Trivia. Get your team together (2-5 players) and head down to Brooklyn because you can enjoy free skee-ball, hot dogs, and jumbo pretzels before the games even begin. Take advantage of happy hour, which starts at 5 p.m. and start brainstorming because trivia begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. Winner receives a $75 bar tab prize.
SASS: Free History Lecture
Head over to The Bedford tonight and learn all about the Wild West! The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies is kicking off their summer series with an evening of lectures ranging from “Ain’t No Party like a Donner Party” to “Legends and Folk Heroes of the American West.” Come feed your brain with knowledge tonight starting at 7 p.m.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.