NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:55:58 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[At the Tredwells’ Table: Cooking Demonstration and Tasting]]> Date: March 14, 2015

Since ancient times, Irish cooking has been a simple, hearty cuisine full of tradition and strong ties to the land. Throughout the turbulent tale of Irish history, Irish cooking and its star ingredient, the potato, have taken culinary hard knocks, yet the cuisine emerges triumphant in its ability to coax exceptional flavor from natural ingredients with the simplest of preparations.

In celebration of the Tredwells’ Irish servants, we will examine the true history of Irish food and its well-deserved and celebrated modern renaissance. Professionally trained chef and Merchant’s House tour guide Carl Raymond offers a discussion of Irish cooking over the past 400 years with a focus on the 19th century and the lives of the Irish servants who once worked in the Merchant’s House, as well as a cooking demonstration and tasting. Two of Ireland’s classic dishes will be prepared: a rich Colcannon soup with potato and cabbage and an authentic meat and Guinness stew. In addition, modern culinary tips and techniques on preparing these classic dishes will be demonstrated. The presentation will take place in the original kitchen where the servants worked and will be accompanied by a choice of Guinness or wine. Each guest will receive a recipe booklet to take home.

Start time: 6:30 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> Date: June 7, 2015

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, and face painting.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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