Where: Virgil’s Real Barbecue 152 W. 44th St., Midtown When: 4 to 7 p.m.
Get your Mardi Gras started with a hurricane in hand. Virgil’s is offering frozen hurricanes made with Cruzan light, Bacardi black rum, passion fruit, orange and lime juice for $7 (they’re normally $12.50) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Broadstone Bar & Kitchen, 88 Broad St., Financial District When: 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Broadstone Bar is hosting its first Mardi Gras party with live music, burlesque and go-go dancers and an illusionist ready to entertain the crowds. They’ll also be serving up gumbo, oysters Rockefeller, beignets and po’boys.
Where: Treadwell Park, 1125 First Ave., Upper East Side When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Celebrate this Upper East Side beer hall’s first Mardi Gras Ball hosted by drag queen Ariel Italic and featuring The Triad Brass Band. There will be a menu of Fat Tuesday favorites like Jambalaya and beignets as well as a Sazerac station.
Where: Alobar, 46-42 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City When: Jazz from 7 to 10 p.m.
This Queens restaurant will be slinging gumbo, Abita beer and king cake for $20 in honor of the holiday. You can also indulge in some $1 oysters while listening to live NOLA jazz. Reservations can be made here.
Where: House of Yes, 2 Wykoff Ave., Bushwick When: 10 p.m.
This party advertises itself as “the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade.” That’s because the Idle Hands Brass Band hits the dance floor at 10 p.m. There will also be circus performances and a DJed music.