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Welcome Project to Celebrate "A Taste of Immigrant City"

Immigrant-run restaurants from throughout the city of Somerville will join the Welcome Project in celebrating "A Taste of Immigrant City" at Arts at the Armory on April 30 from 6-10 pm. The event celebrates immigrant contributions to Somerville.

 
 
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PRLog - Apr. 19, 2010 - SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- The Welcome Project to Celebrate
“A Taste of Immigrant City”

Somerville, MA – On April 30, thirteen immigrant-run Somerville restaurants will gather at Arts at the Armory to celebrate Somerville’s vibrant immigrant community. Hosted by The Welcome Project, a Somerville non-profit dedicated to strengthening civic and community life by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups, YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City will offer food, music and dance from Somerville’s local global community.

“This is a great opportunity for area residents to try cuisine from local businesses and to learn about the many cultural communities here in Somerville,” explained Warren Goldstein-Gelb, director of The Welcome Project. “Immigrant-owned businesses play an important role in the local economy and we’re excited to support them while helping people try something new.”

Entertainment includes a performance by Yarina, a Somerville band which hails from
Ecuador. Yarina means "remembrance" in the native Kichwa language of the indigenous people of Ecuador. The band blends the ancient rhythms of its culture with original music, incorporating various western musical styles. They earned the title  “Best World Music Recording” at the 2005 Native American Music Awards and “Best Folk Music Recording” at the 2005 Indian Summer Music Awards. Two of the young women who are part of  Yarina --  Kathy and Gina Cachimuel -- are graduates of The Welcome Project's LIPS program (which trains bilingual high school students to assist with interpretation at community meetings).

The thirteen participating restaurants are also involved in The Welcome Project’s YUM Restaurant Card initiative. Through the end of the year, each restaurant is offering a 10 percent discount on food orders of $25.00 or more to patrons who show the YUM Card.  

Developed in partnership with Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and the School of Arts and Sciences Anthropology Department, the card aims to support The Welcome Project’s services while also increasing patronage for a group of small Somerville businesses which are particularly vulnerable in this economy. All revenue generated by the sales of the $10 card ($12 online) go to support The Welcome Project’s programs for Somerville’s immigrant families.

Individuals interested in purchasing a card can do so by visiting  www.yumsomerville.org. or by attending YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on April 30 from 6-10 pm at Arts at the Armory.
Tickets for the event are $40, and can be purchased online at www.yumsomerville.org.
The 13 restaurants participating in the YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City are:

•   Amelia’s Kitchen (Italian) 1137 Broadway (617) 776-2800
•   Café Belô (Brazilian) 120 Washington St. (617) 623-3696
•   Café Belô (Brazilian) 445 Somerville Ave (617) 284-6255
•   Chicken & Grill (Peruvian) 25 Union Sq (617) 623-7972
•   Fasika (Ethiopian) 147 Broadway (617) 628-9300
•   Highland Creole Cuisine (Haitian) 2 Highland Ave (617) 625-8333
•   House of Tibet Kitchen (Tibetan) 235 Holland St (617) 629-7567
•   Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken & Grill (Peruvian) 25 Union Sq (617) 623-7972
•   Maya Sol (Mexican) 179 Broadway (617) 776-9179
•   Namaskar (Indian) 234 Elm St (617) 623-9911
•   Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery (Portuguese) 25 Bow St (617) 628-2151
•   Restaurante Turístico Machu Picchu (Peruvian) 307 Somerville Ave (617) 628-7070
•   Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar (Thai) 255 Washington St, Union Sq (617) 625-9296
•   Sabur (Mediterranean) 212 Holland St (617) 776-7890


The Welcome Project strengthens civic and community life in Somerville by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups. We create opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to work together to improve their social, economic, and personal well-being.

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About The Welcome Project. The Welcome Project strengthens civic and community life in Somerville by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups. We create opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to work together to improve their social, economic, and personal well-being.

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Source:Warren Goldstein-Gelb, The Welcome Project
Phone:617.623.6633
Zip:02145
City/Town:Somerville - Massachusetts - United States
Industry:Restaurants, Event, Food
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