Preview: MOFAD: Old Russian New Year: A MOFAD Holiday Party

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Date(s) - 01/19/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Cover image courtesy of MOFAD

What’s up? Celebrate Old Russian New Year with the Museum of Food and Drink

Damage? $100 – includes admission, after-hours views of the exhibit Chow, food,  beverages and a vodka toast.

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

Why you should go. After the Russian Revolution, the Gregorian calendar was implemented in place of the old Julian calendar. The 1918 reform dropped thirteen days from the calendar, leaving the religious population in the middle of a 40-day fast on new New Year’s Eve. In order to still enjoy the holiday festivities, the community decided to celebrate New Year’s Eve according to the Julian calendar, after the winter fast.

Join MOFAD for this immersive culinary and cultural celebration. Prepare for multiple toasts, a historical workshop led by our very own Irina Groushevaia, and a celebratory Russian spread with caviar and vodka. Let MOFAD walk you through the customs of Russian celebrations and by the time it’s over you can throw your own Russian fête, like a real Siberian Oligarch.

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.
  • Bring I.D. 21+
  • Attire? Casual works.
  • 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!