Company of Scholars Excursion: Tastings at the Tenement with Foodtober, 6/15

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Company of Scholars invites you to an Excursion to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for an after-hours encounter with the culinary traditions of an immigrant mecca. Food and memory, meals and storytelling, kitchen conversations, and culinary entrepreneurship will be on offer at a Delancey Street table. You will be treated to scrumptious offerings from the Lower East Side’s melting pot. All are welcome, but seating is strictly limited and advance pre-registration is required. (This is a family-friendly event and the Tenement Museum welcomes children 8 years old and older for this program.)

This event will be held Monday evening on June 15th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Buy your tickets below or on our Eventbrite page:

Taste a variety of foods from the neighborhood while exploring the influence of immigrant culture on what all Americans eat. We will begin our evening with a visit to the historic tenement of 97 Orchard Street and continue with a sit-down tasting meal in the Tenement Museum’s private dining room overlooking Delancey Street. As we taste the flavors of the Lower East Side past and present, we’ll share stories about our most memorable culinary experiences and bear witness to testimony of local shop owners who trade in the foodstuffs on offer. This intimately-scaled enrichment program will focus on immigrant culinary traditions on New York’s Lower East Side.

This culinary adventure is co-sponsored by Foodtober, a slate of delectable events on food culture, science, policy, entrepreneurship orchestrated by the Yale Alumni Association of New York in October and beyond.

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RULES OF THE COMPANY: The Rules of the Company encourage empathy, curiosity, and a willingness to share knowledge and value-added insights and resources with others. The Company’s Excursions are immersive, participatory, and experiential. We endeavor to foster an environment conducive to meaningful engagement with strangers who are committed to the life of the mind, intellectual inquiry, and thoughtfulness.

This excursion has a limited number of tickets. Prompt registration will be necessary to secure your place. All are welcome, but please only register if you are keen to share profound insights, discover  hidden histories, and approach matters of consequence with a broad mind and giving heart. Excursions pay homage to field trips of yesteryear, keenly anticipated encounters with new places, and the gravitational pull of a worthwhile, off the beaten track discovery.

The registration process includes a few of questions intended to provide rich soil for connections among excursion participants and contribute to a purposeful intellectual field trip defined by the cross-fertilization of ideas and insights.

Attendees may receive information about the other registered guests with the goal of facilitating community in mind.

This is a public program. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required. Space is strictly limited. Register now to secure your place with the Company of Scholars Excursion.

Questions may be directed to the Company of Scholars via e-mail at:

The Company endeavors to craft accessible programs. Should the cost be prohibitive, please e-mail the company regarding scholarship opportunities.

Have questions about Company of Scholars Excursion: Tastings at the Tenement with Foodtober? Contact Company of Scholars

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