Tiki Bar Crawl Bringing Taste of the Islands to Skillman Avenue Saturday

By Jeanmarie Evelly on June 6, 2014 6:22pm 

 A group of bars in Sunnyside will offer food and drink specials for a tropical-themed pub crawl.
A group of bars in Sunnyside will offer food and drink specials for a tropical-themed pub crawl.
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QUEENS — Sunnyside will be looking more like the South Pacific this weekend.

The Skillman Project, a community group made up of business owners along Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside and Woodside, is hosting a tiki-themed pub crawl on Saturday.

Eight neighborhood bars and restaurants will offer food and drink specials throughout the night, and bar-goers are encouraged to wear their best Hawaiian shirts or tropical-inspired outfits to get into the island spirit. 

The organization has hosted similar events in the past, including Mardi Gras and Oktoberfest pub crawls.

"We figured the tiki fest would be great for the spring and summer time," said Tim Chen, owner of Quaint at 46-10 Skillman Ave., which will offer a cocktail special made with grapefruit beer.

The other participating bars and restaurants are The Copper Kettle, Aubergine Cafe, The Brogue, Murphy's Lobster Grill, Claret Wine Bar, Flynn's Garden Inn and The Dog and Duck.

Participants can register at Quaint between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday to get a wristband entitling them to food and drink specials in exchange for a $5 donation or $5 worth of canned food, which will be donated to a local food pantry.

For more information, visit the Skillman Project's website.

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