Thursday, April 29, 2010

YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City

The weather reports are out, and this weekend looks to be one of those perfectly beautiful spring weekends here in Boston.  As such- I bet you're looking for ways to explore this great city now that the rain and wind and cold is heading out town. I've got a great idea for you!  The Welcome Project of Somerville, MA is hosting a food event titled YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on Friday, April 30th between 6 and 10 pm at the Arts at the Armory.  

YUM will feature 13 restaurants all located in Somerville, and all owned by immigrants to Boston. A list of participating restaurants can be found here.  Tickets are $40 a piece inclusive of tastings from each of the participating restaurants as well as live entertainment.

So you may be wondering, as I was, what is The Welcome Project?  Begun in 1987 as the result of state mandated regulations for racial integration, The Welcome Project focuses on supporting and assisting new residents to Somerville who fled here, often times, to escape harassment at home.  The Welcome Project ensures that these new residents are welcomed here, and also offer assistance finding employment as well as education. 

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