The Cookout Hip Hop Anniversary Celebration

Bacardi presents  JJ Johnson’s The Cookout

Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration


DJ CASSIDY, Rev Run, Ice-T, DJ MICK, Tamron Hall & Angela Ye

Sunday, October 15
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum



We invite you to be a part of a historical day. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop and a celebration of Black cuisine and culture, join us at this brand new Pier event to close out the 16th annual Festival.

Join James Beard Award-winning chef JJ Johnson and Rev Run, founding member of Run DMC and star of the TV show “Sunday Suppers,” as they help connect rhyming and refreshments, flowing and feeding, hip-hop and noshing. JJ Johnson, has invited the best Black chefs in New York, to showcase their signature cuisine, which, similar to hip hop, is a storytelling artform where chefs are the artists reconstructing past food ways and honoring culturally relevant ingredients and techniques. If that’s not enough to get you intrigued and hungry, Chef Johnson will attempt to set the world’s record for the largest amount of joloff—a delicious West African rice dish—cooked at one time.

Even better, there will be a performance by the popular DJ CASSIDY and ’90s icons and Grammy award-winners Rev Run and Ice-T.  Our MCs will be Tamron Hall, Emmy award-winning host of the Tamron Hall Show, and Angela Yee from Way Up with Angela Yee from iHeart Radio’s Power 105.1. Plus, there will be plenty of beer, wine and cocktails to go with the food and beats.

So, wave your hands in the air. And wave ‘em like you want tasty fare! This closing event cookout will be a serious rapper’s delight.

See some of the participating chefs below and check back as more are added.

Important Information: Don’t get turned away at the door! All ticketed guests must adhere to our bag policy. Please click here to review in advance of the event.

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Angela Yee

iHeartMedia’s Way Up with Angela Yee

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