Date: 05/19/2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard St., Brooklyn)

Price: $16 in advance

For much of the 20th century, Northern Williamsburg and Greenpoint have been home to one of New York's largest Polish communities. Yet over the last decade, many Polish residents have left the neighborhood, and gentrification is increasing pressure on local businesses. 2015 saw a particularly drastic decrease in businesses serving the Polish community, including food purveyors like butchers, bakeries, and restaurants. This panel, moderated by foodways educator Annie Hauck-Lawson and featuring urban anthropologist Filip Stabrowski and local business owner Andrew Konopka, will trace the history of North Brooklyn’s former economies through the lens of food. We’ll focus on the stories of restaurants that have served the area’s Polish community for decades, as well as the rich culture of domestic food practices, from backyard smokehouses to home pickling. You’ll also have a chance to try tastings of Polish food, provided by local vendors.

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