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Chisme Con Chocolate (Gossip with Chocolate) at Hudson River Museum

Chisme Con Chocolate (Gossip with Chocolate)

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This workshop is inspired by Teaching Artist-in-Residence David Enriquez’s weekly visit with his family to catch up over breakfast, consisting of homemade chilaquiles, tamales, and pan dulce from the local Mexican grocery store. It was only after they had savored their first sip of hot chocolate—the most important component of the meal—that they would begin sharing the highlights of their week. In pre-Columbian times throughout Mesoamerica, the act of preparing this drink became such an important ritual that it was believed the person foaming the chocolate could transmit their affection to the drinker. In the family’s kitchen, it was only Enriquez’s mother who was entrusted with the molenillo, the traditional turned wood whisk, to make sure the chocolate had just the right amount of foam. Visitors are invited to a tasting and demonstration of how traditional Mexican hot chocolate is made using a molenillo. The chisme (gossip) will be recreated through a lively talk about the practice, storytelling, and conversation. Supported by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the American Recovery Plan Act. 

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About Hudson River Museum

511 Warburton Ave

Yonkers, NY

914-963-4550

  • Standard hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: No
  • Stroller check: Yes
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the unisex bathroom(s): No
  • Family bathroom: No

  • The Hudson River Museum is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River. The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater with programs every weekend, special days for families and events throughout the year. 
  • Parking: Free
  • Nearest public transportation stop: Glenwood Station off Metro North Hudson Line; Shonnard Terrance on the 1 Buss
  • Play area: Indoor
  • Party room: Yes

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