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Ponte Ready! with Manolo Lopez of Mofon.go
June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
Ponte Ready with Manolo Lopez of Mofon.go! He will teach us how to prepare a vegetarian canoa (stuffed ripe plantain), and sharing with us about his work to support local restaurants in Puerto Rico after the passing of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
FREE ADMISSION | Live via Zoom | To RSVP, click here.
About Manolo López
Manolo López is a Puerto Rican chef & entrepreneur who is known for creating brands that celebrate Latin culture. In 2014, he launched Mofon•GO, the first Puerto Rican pop-up restaurant in NY. After debuting at Smorgabsurg, NY’s biggest outdoor market, Mofon•GO went on to do international pop-ups in Japan, Mexico & Puerto Rico. In 2016, he launched Cosa Nuestra; A traveling global movement that uses art, culture, and cuisine to bring Latin culture to life from its genesis and transform the current conversation around Latinos. Creating a collective of the best chefs, bartenders, artists & musicians from Puerto Rico & Puerto Ricans in the diaspora as a way to showcase our culture in a post-modern way. Manolo’s work in New York came to a halt when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and became one of the first responders. Aiding the Island with food distribution programs. As a way to strengthen the local economy, he launched The Cosa Nuestra Relief Fund, a program that paid local restaurants for the meals that they gave out free of charge in areas of need. Today, he speaks around the world about Puerto Rico & its history, using food as a transformational tool to bring communities together.
This program is a part of El Museo en Tu Casa, our new bilingual digital initiative encouraging visitors to explore and learn about Latino art and culture. Generously supported by Tony Bechara and the Board of Trustees, the Census 2020, and the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.