Norwalk, CT - Is there anything more American than BBQ? The Spanish conquistadores brought BBQ to the American South after enjoying it in the Caribbean. With this in mind, the Seaport Association is hosting an authentic southern BBQ on Saturday, July 27. Only 49 lucky guests will cruise to the island and enjoy a down-home slow-cooked Southern BBQ in the Association's new wood framed spacious pavilion with views to die for. The boat departs the dock at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 9 p.m. For tickets click here.
Like BBQ, the Lighthouse on Sheffield Island has a long history and, this year, the Lighthouse will be 151 years old; guests are invited to tour the lighthouse before dinner.
Over time, in America, four distinct styles of BBQ developed in the U.S. including Carolina, Texas, Memphis, and Kansas City. Along the way, a few European spices were mixed in, and the techniques modified here and there resulting in the four basic types of BBQ that we enjoy today. No matter what style of BBQ you favor, this BBQ cruise to Sheffield Island is still doing today what it did from day one, which is bringing friends old and new together over great food.
The menu for the Sheffield Island BBQ includes all the classics - baby back ribs cooked low and slow, smoked pulled pork sliders, grilled wings - sweet and spicy, shrimp on the barbie plus classic salads, soft drinks, and dessert. Feel free to BYOB and don't forget your plastic cups! An added bonus of the Sheffield Island BBQ is that guests dine as the sun sets over Long Island Sound making for memorable photo opportunities.
This event does require advance reservations so get your tickets early! The Seaport Association dock is located on 4 North Water Street adjacent to the Maritime Aquarium Imax Parking Lot. Parking is available at the adjacent Maritime Garage.
About the Seaport Association
The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 by a group of local citizens who had the vision to revitalize South Norwalk and preserve Norwalk’s maritime heritage.
The Norwalk Seaport Association offers a cultural, environmental, and historical journey to the Norwalk Islands. The Sheffield Island Lighthouse and the Light Keeper’s Cottage provide a unique historical and educational venue, which strives to increase awareness, appreciation, and consideration for our environment and how the preservation of historic buildings and nature contribute to our quality of life.
It is our belief that preservation strengthens the perpetual partnership between the past, the present, and the future. The combination of the Lighthouse and the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge offers an unparalleled opportunity to educate children of all ages and adults about the importance of preserving Long Island Sound, our environment and maritime heritage.