Tarab NYC is launching an exciting new project that entails collecting and sharing the stories, experiences, and narratives of our incredible Queer MENA community. We plan to share these stories on our website so that community members and others can learn about ourexperiences on ourterms.
Queens Pride – June 3 Join Tarab NYC for its third year participating in Queens Pride. Even louder and prouder, Tarab NYC and its friends will be marching in the 2018 Queens Pride March on Sunday June 3rd! BONUS: The newly formed Tarab NYC Dabke ensemble group will be performing at Queen Pride alongside Anya Knees!
Community Iftar at the Center – June 7 Join Tarab NYC and break your fast with an Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan, hosted at The Center in partnership with other organizations serving members of the LGBTQ Muslim community. The evening is meant to create a safe space for all community members, while also celebrating unity within LGBTQ communities of faith. Registration opens at noon today – and seats fill quickly!
Brooklyn Pride – June 9 Join Tarab NYC for its fourth year participating in Brooklyn Pride. Even louder and prouder, join Tarab NYC as we take part in the ONLY New York City night time parade on Saturday, June 9
NYC Pride – June 24 Join Tarab NYC for the fifth year participating in NYC Pride. Even louder and prouder, Tarab NYC and its friends will be marching in the 2018 NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24th! Join queers from all over the Middle East and North Africa, celebrating pride and fighting injustice, lineup begins at 10am, allies are welcome. Members get 50% off your registration fee!
Color Me Queer – June 24 The biggest dance party for queer people of color during Pride! Sunday, June 24, 2018 6pm after the Pride march through midnight THE DELANCEY Rooftop Garden, Main Floor, and Basement* 168 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side bollywood, chaabi, redh, pop, hip hop, breakbeats, ballroom, dancehall, reggae, soca, bandari, chutney and more
6 Years of Queer Middle Eastern and North African Faboulousness – May 14 Lets Celebrate Six Years of Tarab NYC! On Monday, May 14th, join Tarab NYC for a special extended Happy Hour and Mixer at Henrietta Hudson. Join us as we celebrate six years of dance parties, mixers, picnics, community discussions, support groups, dance classes, film screenings, beach parties, protests, workshops, QPOC collaborations, and so much more.
Dabke For Your Life – Tarab NYC Dabke 101 – May 19
The time has come for you to Dabke for your life! Tarab NYC is partnering with the amazing Freedom Dabke Troupe to offer a Dabke 101 Class. Whether you have never danced Dabke or you would like to improve your skills, this class is for you! The Class will begin with the basics of Dabke then slowly build upon your dabke skills.
No experience necessary. The class is for all genders.
Save The Date – LGBTQ Iftar June 7th!
Join Tarab NYC and break your fast with an Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan, hosted at The Center in partnership with other organizations serving members of the LGBTQ Muslim community. The evening is meant to create a safe space for all community members, while also celebrating unity within LGBTQ communities of faith.
To support our goal of providing visibility and a voice for our community, we will be sending 4 board members to the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) conference this July! The conference, which takes place every 3 years, provides a platform for local LGBTQ groups to come together, share experience, learn, educate, and empower one another in the American LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander community.
From this Monday (4/16) to Sunday (4/22) we are having a fundraising drive to raise money for conference registration fees and travel costs. Your donation will allow Tarab NYC board members to register and represent the MENA community and the first $500 will be matched by NQAPIA so donate today!
At the conference, we will facilitate workshops for our friends and allies on Orientalism, Digital Organizing, Pinkwashing, Islamophobia, and more. We will also be holding space for a Queer MENA caucus at the conference.
We cannot do this important work without your support, please make a donation today!
For the second year in row, Tarab NYC has participated in Gaza 5K. Showing our support to help Palestinian children with mental health issues. Our team raised $3,233 this year. Thanks to everyone who helped making this happen.