Lonely Planet Writer

‘Get out!’ and Giddyup over to Queens for the Summer of Seinfeld

Seinfeld fans, rejoice! Break out your best puffy shirt and head over to Queens for a little Seinfeld love fest at Hunter’s Point South Park in New York on  28 July.

Tom's Restaurant is a well-known landmark in New York, which was shown as the exterior of Monk's Cafe in the show Seinfeld.
Tom’s Restaurant is a well-known landmark in New York, which was shown as the exterior of Monk’s Cafe in the show Seinfeld. Image by InSapphoWeTrust / CC BY-SA 2.0

Presented by Hulu, the event will screen the episode Summer of George, followed by two more episodes decided on by fans. Hulu will then premiere the documentary They’re Real & They’re Spectacular: Seinfeld Super Fans & the Summer of George, which chronicles the world of Seinfeld trivia competitions and the super fans who compete in them.

A replica of Seinfeld's apartment in New York .
A replica of Seinfeld’s apartment in New York . Image by Arturo Pardavila III / CC BY 2.0

The festivities will include show-related food including big salads, black-and-white cookies, salty pretzels, and, we hope, some Bosco-covered ice cream. There will also be an Elaine dance-off, a character lookalike contest, and a trivia competition. For the more active Seinfeldians, you can try your hand at frolfing. Frisbee-golf, or ‘frolfing’ is the sport that George partakes in as part of his ‘summer of George’ declaration to live a more active life. The event is free and will feature giveaways for fans, including a Seinfeld art print for the first 200 attendees.

Seinfeld ran for 9 years on NBC and delved into the daily minutiae of living in New York City.