Make a difference in your community, join the Tarab NYC board! 

If you feel that you can help Tarab NYC build community, develop relationships, fundraise, manage operations, create programs, and spread our mission of fostering an inclusive and safe community for Queer MENA people, then please consider joining our board. In order to attain a more diverse group of applicants, we have decided to accept applications until July 31st. (Which also happens to be Tarab On The Beach).  We plan on following up with all applicants at the beginning of August. While everyone is encouraged to apply, in order to maintain the diverse nature of our organization, women, Trans*, & GNC individuals are heavily encouraged to apply as well as people with non-Arab ethnicities, such as Berbers, Assyrians, Persians, Kurds, etc. We can’t wait to learn more about you, and grow the Tarab NYC family!

While not everyone will be accepted, we encourage everyone to apply! Click here to apply to join the board! If you want to nominate someone or have questions, just hit us up by emailing us.

Many thanks!

The Tarab NYC Board

Eid Mixer Tonight @ Henrietta Hudson!

Tonight! Tarab NYC will be hosting an Eid mixer at Henrietta Hudson!

Bring sweets, brings friends, bring family, bring love. Lets celebrate Eid at this very special Eid edition of our regular mixer at Henrietta Hudsons! (438 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014)
Half priced drinks 6pm – 9pm.
Arab, Middle Eastern and North African Music
Meet the Tarab NYC Board
Mingle, Network, Dance, Drinks and Fun!
Find out more on Facebook!

Eid Mubarak from Tarab NYC!

Eid Mubarak Rainbow style

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan (a holy month of fasting observed by Muslims). On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Tarab NYC extends warm wishes to its members and friends that are observing this special holiday.

This Eid, Tarab NYC will be hosting an Eid mixer at Henrietta Hudson on July 11th. Looking for something sooner, check out Dear Armen tonight at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Also don’t forget about Tarab On The Beach, on Sunday July 31st!

This Wednesday: Dear Armen: Stories of women and gender non-conforming Armenians!

dearamen image2 image3Another great way to celebrate Eid on Wednesday! Dear Amen is an interactive-theatre experience featuring a blend of monologue, traditional Armenian dance, erotic performance and live music, Dear Armen weaves together the voices and struggles of three generations of women and gender non-conforming Armenians.

This Wednesday, 8PM at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Get your tickets here:

Learn more about Dear Armen at

Bil Tarab!

Bashar Makhay, on behalf of the Tarab NYC Board!

Tarab NYC Needs Your Support

Your support is vital to the success of Tarab NYC!

A message from founder and board member Bashar Makhay.

This past month has been an amazing prideful, heartbreaking and graceful month. In one month we celebrated Pride in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, mourned the loss of our queer (mostly Latinx) siblings in Orlando and supported those observing the holy time of Ramadan. We held iftars, marched in prides, participated in rallies, honored those lost in vigils, outreached at Mashrou Leila concert,  provided statements of support and solidarity and kept on dancing at the biggest Queer POC party at pride, Color Me Queer.

Its been a crazy month and its been an expensive month.  Our expenses in June alone have amounted to over $2000 and has led us to use whatever savings we have had left and still owe to our vendors. Can you support Tarab NYC by donating and helping us reach our goal of $2000?  If so, please consider making a donation here: In order to do everything that we want to do at Tarab NYC, we need to raise at least $6000 for the year, every dollar you donate help us continue to provide space for the community and allows us to support programming we have done and need to do, including discussion support groups, membership only spaces, Arabic terms project, and more arts and culture events.

In addition, there are other ways you can help!  Apply to join our board by visiting: by July 15th. Also consider volunteering at any of our future events including our Eid mixer on July 11th and soon to be announced Tarab On The Beach on July 31st! (We are also supporting this viewing of Dear Armen on July 6th!)

We hope you can help us in this time of need and hope to continue to support the community however we can.

Bil Tarab!

Bashar Makhay, on behalf of the Tarab NYC Board!