Preview: MOFAD: Back to School: The Policy and Practice of the School Lunch

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Date(s) - 08/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Cover image: Courtesy of MOFAD

What’s up? Join Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, Founder of Brigaid, Dan Giusti, author of Free For All, Professor Janet Poppendieck, and former Editor in Chief of Edible Manhattan and Brooklyn, Ariel Lauren Wilson for an honest discussion the issues surrounding school meals in NYC and beyond.

Damage? $20

MOFAD frequently holds food events with experts including Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam © Lise for WhereNYC

Why you should go. Whether they are universally free, served throughout the summer, or meatless, school meals are a perennial hot button issue in New York City and beyond. The stakeholders are passionate and diverse: politicians, unions, superintendents, parents, and of course, the students. As are the opinions about what facet of school meals are the most important: nutrition, sourcing, cost, and, last but not least, whether the food will actually be eaten.

What is MOFAD? Carved out from an old garage, this museum lab devotes itself entirely to exploring food, drink and culture. MOFAD has hosted several inspiring after-hours events including: An evening of Polish vodkaChef Pierre Thiam on Senegalese CuisineFood writer Sarah LohmanMichael Twitty’s African Roots in Southern CuisineSpice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte NYC, and Éric Ripert and Alex Guarnaschelli.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP ASAP before tickets sell out.
  • Attire? Casual works.
  • Bring I.D. 21+
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat nearby? 
  1. KarczmaKarczma, 136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  2. Krolewskie Jadlo 694 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11222 – Polish, the most medieval-looking restaurant I’ve ever seen.
  3. No Name Bar 597 Manhattan Ave. New York, NY 11222 Chinese trendy, hipster popular.
  4. Pete’s Candystore 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, No longer an old-school candystore, but a creative bar with live music.
  5. Spritzenhaus, 33 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, great selection of beer, family friendly, good dogs and fries. I love this place.
  6. Tørst 615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Craft beers – yes this is Greenpoint!