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The Dynamite Shop


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We started as a culinary social club for teens and ‘tweens (and their families) in a Park Slope, Brooklyn storefront with a teaching kitchen, cook's library, photo and video studio, backyard garden and cafe up front. That was in 2017. In 2020 everything changed and we went online. Our goal is to help the rising generation of cooks find their niche in food, to celebrate the diversity of our communities and the wider world, and to develop positive relationships around food. Consider us Home Ec 2.0: we champion an old fashioned reverence of the table and offer a cool, supportive place to unplug, but we also embrace technology in the ways it can foster creativity and connection. The Dynamite Shop empowers kids to express themselves through the lens of food, so we’re not just cooking lasagna and bibimbap to bring home for dinner--we’re learning about regional variations, live-streaming with chefs, watching and creating videos, and exploring how food intersects with culture and community. Our core curricula is the MAKE & TAKE afterschool program where kids cook dinner for their families and learn real life cooking skills in the process. Our online version has students making dinner at home for their families once a week. But outside of that class, we're a community that revolves around food: We offer cooking classes for the whole family, food service projects, readings, events, and more. Now that we’re online, we are available to the whole planet.
7 - 18+ yrs
2 Locations

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The Dynamite Shop provides classes in the following types: Cooking, Art, Nature, Events, Mindfulness, Swim

The Dynamite Shop provides classes for kids ages 7 - 18+ yrs.

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The Dynamite Shop offers online activities. Please filter by online activities in order to view The Dynamite Shop's full online class offerings.