Weekly community focused events, private dinners, farmer stand, gallery space and more!

Other than serving great food and coffee, our vision for Mottley Kitchen is to provide a community space that our neighbors can come to relax, connect, learn and celebrate together. Through our event series, we hope to do just that. Check back often as we update our event offerings throughout the year. 


Want to host a private event at Mottley Kitchen? let's talk about it!

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Artist on view

Yesenia Martinez: "Skulls + Scars"

June 1st through July 31st

Yesenia Martinez is an experimental mixed media visual artist who's influenced by her deep afro latino roots from her native country of the Dominican Republic. Growing up in the Bronx helped mold Yesenia's art. She took inspiration from the streets; from graffiti art and hip hop music.

Her pieces are described as colorful, vibrant and full of texture. She uses multiple mediums in both her paintings and drawings. Not a classically trained painter, Yesenia knows no boundaries and is constantly exploring the human body. 

Yesenia is known for showing her work and hosting eclectic art parties in non-traditional venues and spaces such as local cafes, bars, hair salons, vintage clothing shops and private estates in New York and London. Her events are similar to the salon parties in the turn of the century where music, food, and dancing are all an integral part of the experience.

Yesenia currently resides in the South Bronx and continues to paint and explore various mediums.



Trill Cooker x Mottley Kitchen Chef's Counter

7 pm - 10 pm @ Mottley Kitchen
10 seat, private dinner
Email for prices and more information

Mottley Kitchen is excited to welcome the one and only Trill Cooker to our kitchen for a series of private dinners. Hosted at our 10 seat Chefs Counter in the kitchen, this evening-long celebration of food offers a very exclusive 'point of view' dining experience. The high-concept cuisine, an ambitious multi-course tasting menu, is a surprise every time.  Interact and visually see it all go down as you dine in front of the chefs. 

About Trill Cooker
José DeJesus is the Trillest (true/real) cooker you will ever meet. He is a dynamic, energetic, ambitious and a culinary creative/entrepreneur who relishes in his passion for simple food with exceptional technique, flavor and nostalgic memories. José turned his passion into a career by attending culinary school at the Art Institute of NYC. A Bronx native with over 13 years of experience, he now wants to bring an Urban Dining Experience to The Bronx. José prides himself in building his path as a self made Underground Chef by putting himself in positions to be seen and noticed.

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Every Saturday

Boogie Down Books: Book Reading and Pop-Up

Saturdays, 10am-11am
Book reading and crafts to follow

The Bronx has 1.4 million residents, 600,000 kids under the age of 18, and 0 specialty bookstores for children and teens. Rebekah Shoaf is out to change that with her company Boogie Down Books, which hosts a pop-up bookshop and weekly book readings every Saturday at 10 am with a focus on children, teens and their educators and caretakers.

Bring the kids, grab a pastry and hot chocolate, and settle in as Rebekah reads from hand selected books. You can also browse and purchase books from her pop-up display at the Mottley Kitchen merchandise table. Stay tuned to our instagram for other specialty events like author events, workshops, and literacy initiatives hosted at Mottley.

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Every Saturday

General Cochran Farm Stand with Farmer George

Saturdays, 11am - 4pm

Swing by Mottley every Saturday for farm fresh products brought to you from a nearby New York farm. Farmer George of General Cochran Farm provides affordable, nutritious organic foods from their family farm in Wassaic, New York. Come grab fresh milks, yogurts, ice cream, meats, eggs, in-season vegetables, sauces, syrups and much more. 

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