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Taste of Brooklyn

By Alexandra Glorioso

The Don Paco Lopez Bakery
Photo Courtesy of The Brooklyn Children's Museum

Fri., Aug. 26 to Sun., Aug. 28: Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Taste of Brooklyn ends with a W.O.R.D. UP! and cross-cultural treats.

Celebrate the yummy diversity of Brooklyn during the final Taste of Brooklyn Weekend.  Discover some urban culinary treasures while hanging out in the World Brooklyn gallery, attend culinary workshops, collect recipes and hear a special W.O.R.D. UP! reading by Don Paco Lopez Jr.! Due to popular demand they recommend arriving early to W.O.R.D. UP! as seating is on first-come, first-served basis.

Guest chef’s are Brooklyn’s own Don Paco Lopez Jr., Pierre Thiam, Colette Burnett and Madea the Organic Soul Chef. SPECIAL W.O.R.D. UP! reading by Don Paco Lopez Jr. from the book “A Day at Grandpa’s Bakery”.

During this weekend of gastronomic exploration families will have the opportunity to make and sample treats from cultures across the globe as top “Brooklyn” chef’s will be on hand to “serve” up special treats. Complete with family fun for all, the Museum is the place to be.

Sample delicious cakes from Master Baker, Don Paco Lopez Jr. (Don Paco Lopez Panaderia – a highlighted permanent bakery in their World Brooklyn exhibition); African pastels from renowned Chef Pierre Thiam (author of “Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal”); Super Salads from the Organic Soul Chef MADEA and wings from Super Wings (Food Network’s featured winner of the Spicy Chicken Wing challenge) voted #1 “Best Hot Wings in New York”.

Schedule of Events

Fri., Aug. 26:

Art Works

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ages 5 and under

 

W.O.R.D. UP!  – Words of Real Distinction featuring Master Baker and author Don Paco Lopez Jr.

W.O.R.D. UP! presents a unique opportunity for lifelong learners to share and enjoy the power of literacy.  Join them  them for a celebratory reading in honor of Taste of Brooklyn Weekend and Mexican family customs as author Don Paco Lopez Jr. reads A Day at Grandpa’s Bakery (graphics by Jose Luis Labastida) – a children’s book about 2 brothers, Paquito and Santi, who enjoy visiting their grandfather’s bakery. Grandpa is a baker who loves to show them the different shapes and figures they can create with dough. This is a story where family values, traditions and creativity play an important role in kids’ lives.   Due to popular demand they recommend arriving early to W.O.R.D UP! as seating is on first-come, first-served basis.

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., All ages.

 

Tres Leches Delight with Master Baker Don Paco Lopez Jr.

The tasty Tres Leches cake is a tasty treat all on its own. Here you will learn how to make a cake with layers of pound cake, using fresh strawberries as a filling. Top it with chantilli (whipped cream) and rainbow sprinkles. Pre-registration is required for this workshop by August 19th, to register please call Ms. Smith 718-735-4400×321.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., Ages 5+

 

Chase Wonder Why Workshop Series: Scrumptious Soda

What’s liquid, bubbly, and delicious? Your home-made soda! Learn how to take plain, tap water and give it a fizzy, flavorful kick.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 4+

 

Art Works

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 5 and under

 

Roving Animals

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum’s living exhibit.

4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., All ages

 

Tell Me a Tale!

Come and participate in an interactive story and then have the chance to spin a yarn of your own for the group.

5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ages 3+

 

Sat., Aug. 27:

Thirst-Quenchers! Lucious Lassi

Discover a delicious traditional drink from India! A thick sweet lassi provides relief from heat, not only from the scorching sun, but also from fiery herbs and spices! Blend yummy yogurt and fresh fruit to sample this smooth specialty!

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ages 3+

 

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal!

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., All ages

 


African Pastels with renowned Chef Pierre Thiam

Enjoy pastels, a Senegalese street food turnover, stuffed with tuna and cilantro.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop by August 19th, to register please call Ms. Smith 718-735-4400×321.

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Ages 7+

Super Salads! with Organic Soul Chef Madea Allen – Gueye

Salads are the go-to food to beat the scorching summer heat.  But salads are much more than just lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes.   We’ll be preparing a refreshing watermelon mint salad that’s sure to cool you off while tantalizing your tastebuds! Pre-registration is required for this workshop by August 19th, to register please call Ms. Smith 718-735-4400×321.

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., Ages 5+

 

Art Works

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 5 and under

 

Putting the “mm” in Hummus

Get your appetite on while making and sampling scrumptious appetizers and dips from around the world.  Add a little something extra to make them uniquely you!

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 3+

 

Sun., Aug. 28:

 

Thirst-Quenchers! Lucious Lassi

Discover a delicious traditional drink from India! A thick sweet lassi provides relief from heat, not only from the scorching sun, but also from fiery herbs and spices! Blend yummy yogurt and fresh fruit to sample this smooth specialty!

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ages 3+

 

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal!

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., All ages

 

Catastrophic Catalysts

Calling all chemists! Join them for an explosive session where they explore the chemical reactions between bubbly water and store-bought candy. What will happen and why?

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ages 4+

 

Art Works

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 5 and under

 

Putting the “Mm” in Hummus

Get your appetite on while making and sampling scrumptious appetizers and dips from around the world.  Add a little something extra to make them uniquely you!

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ages 3+

 

All Things Super Wings with Collette Burnett

Welcome to the home of great tasting Wings. Let’s play “match the wing to the spice”! All “super” wings are made with spices from around the world. Can you match the wing with the country? Let’s go! Trinidad, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, U.S.A., Montserrat, Guyana, Bahamas, St. Kitts and of course “Brooklyn” eat up! Pre-registration is required for this workshop by August 19th, to register please call Ms. Smith 718-735-4400×321.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ages 5+

 

Live Animal Encounter

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum’s living exhibit.

4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., All ages

 

About Brooklyn Children’s Museum

An international model for museum and community programs, Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers interactive learning adventures through hands-on exhibitions, multicultural performances, creative workshops, and an extensive collection of cultural artifacts and natural science specimens. Situated in central Brooklyn for more than 100 years, the Museum was founded in 1899 as the first children’s museum in the world.

 

Pre-registration is required for all Chef led cooking demos by August 22nd . To register please call Ms. Smith 718-735-4400×321.

 

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

brooklynkids.org

 

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