Posted Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pratt Institute to Host 39th Annual Food Fair on March 24

WHO: Pratt Institute Office of International Affairs (OIA) and members of the Pratt community. The OIA anticipates 300 members of the community will attend the annual event, where student volunteers represent their countries by cooking a national dish. The event is open to the public.  
 
WHAT: Pratt Institute's Office of International Affairs will host its 39th annual International Food Fair, where members of the community are invited to sample dishes from around the world as prepared by Pratt students and staff.
 
The event will include performances by acoustic guitar/world fusion duo Jason and Elysa Hochman; a traditional Middle Eastern dancer (Yasmin); and will include children from Pratt's America Reads/Counts program reciting poetry in German, Mandarin, and Spanish.
 
Tickets per plate or drink:
$1 single ticket
$5 for seven tickets
$10 for 15 tickets
 
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012, between 12 and 2 PM
 
WHERE: ARC Building, Pratt's Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue between Hall Street and Classon Avenue
Subway G to Clinton-Washington
 
WHY: Members of the Pratt community are invited to share in the cultural traditions of Pratt's international student population. Examples of the types of cuisines offered include Escabeche and white rice (Peruvian pickled fish), bulgogi (Korean marinated meat), Smyrna (Greek meatballs with sauce), Gevista (Greek stuffed tomatoes), American pies, and passion fruit mousse (Brazil).
   
MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Aronoff at 718.636.3554 or aarono29@pratt.edu
 
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Aronoff at 716.698.5919