Colonel Boyd's 139th Kentucky Derby
Sat May 4 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Apr 19 2013
Giddyap for a day of square dancing, big-hat contests and floor-stompin' tunes at this bourbon-fueled equine extravaganza. The Gowanus venue is rolling out a slew of Southern bites, including beer cheese from Floyd Eats and barbecue from Urban Rustic. Don your most impressive Derby Day gear to win in costume categories like Best Formal Hat and Sharp-Dressed Man (if you don't have a big-brimmed capper, Brooklyn milliner La China Loca will be onsite selling its festive hats), then kick up your cowboy boots in a square-dancing session led by David Harvey and NYC Barn Dance. Mint juleps and bourbon dark-and-stormies ($6 each) should give you enough liquid courage to get jigging.