By Neighborhood, MOFAD City Will Showcase Diverse Cuisines Throughout New York

The event series kicks off in Crown Heights on Thursday, May 5 with a discussion about Central Brooklyn’s Caribbean culture.

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Central Brooklyn’s Caribbean culture will be explored at length, as well as how Crown Heights and other neighborhoods are evolving with rapid gentrification.

Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink has been offering a lot of incredible programming since opening its doors at the end of 2015: Wylie Dufresne showed kids some molecular gastronomy, and there’s an upcoming class on the history of spices as well as a demonstration of how to cook the perfect steak—just to name a few. Now they’re bringing this wonderful spirit beyond the walls of the museum with MOFAD City, a series of neighborhood-centric programming.

MOFAD City will showcase the global nature of New York City’s cuisine by bringing together neighborhood experts, historians and food writers for conversations on place and culture.Local business owners will figure prominently in the six-part series, which will be running during May and June.

The series kicks off in Crown Heights on Thursday, May 5. Central Brooklyn’s Caribbean culture will be explored at length, as well as how Crown Heights and other neighborhoods are evolving with rapid gentrification.

From there, the series will look at Polish cuisine in North Brooklyn on May 19, Chinese cuisine in Chinatown on May 25, Italian-American food on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx on June 9, the role of immigrant entrepreneurs on the Lower East Side on June 16 and end on June 23 with Himalayan food and culture in Jackson Heights, Queens.

MOFAD City is a four-borough tour that will hit almost every corner of the world. You can buy your tickets ($16 general admission, $10 student and low-income) for the first event in Crown Heights here. Learn about more of their programs on the MOFAD site.

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Alicia Kennedy is a Long Island–born, Brooklyn-based food writer and recipe developer.