It’s Back! Tarab On The Beach Returns on August 9th

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Join us for the 4th Annual Tarab on the Beach as queer Arab, Middle Eastern and North African folk take over the northern part of RIIS beach with music, dancing, hookah, sun and fun on Sunday, August 9th.

Tarab On The Beach starts at noon and ends at sunset (around 8pm). Bring a cooler with your favorite drinks and food or enjoy some of our offerings for a donation. This event is free but does cost a bit to produce, a donation of $5 or more is welcomed and appreciated.

We are in need of volunteers, if you can help, please sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/Z9UdQbw7ak This event will be postponed if it rains and/or the temperature falls below 70 degrees. We will notify via Facebook and email if it is postponed.

Bil Tarab,

The Tarab NYC Board
Alia, Amireh, Bashar, Hilal, Sam

Details for Eid Picnic on the Pier

Hey Folks,

Here are the details for tomorrow.

Who: Tarab NYC Friends and Family (Allies welcome)
What: Potluck Picnic Celebration
Where: Christopher Street Pier off Hudson River.  Best Subways to take are 2/3 to Franklin (Manhattan) and walk northwest – 1 to Christopher Street and walk west – ACDF to West 4th and walk west. We will not have a tent or banner but we will be playing music. Our banner will be on the lawn.
When: 12pm – 4pm

Email us at tarab (at) tarabnyc ,org or Tweet us if you get lost or have any questions!

Bil Tarab,

Tarab NYC

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak Rainbow style

Join us this Sunday to celebrate at Christopher Street Pier

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 picnic potluck at Christopher Street Pier. While Tarab NYC is a QTPOC MENA space, allies are welcome. Please plan on bringing something to share, a blanket to sit/lay on and sunscreen.

Updates can be found via our Facebook Event and our website.

Bil Tarab,

The Tarab NYC Board
Alia, Amireh, Bashar, Hilal, Sam

Join us this Sunday to Celebrate Eid With a Picnic at Christopher Street Pier

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 taking place this weekend.

This Eid, on Sunday, Tarab NYC will be hosting an Eid picnic potluck at Christopher Street Pier. While Tarab NYC is a QTPOC MENA space, allies are welcome. Please plan on bringing something to share, a blanket to sit/lay on and sunscreen.

Check out more details via facebook.

PS: We will be announcing the date chosen for Tarab on the Beach at the picnic!

Pride and Solidarity

A Message From The Tarab NYC Board

Salamat Tarab NYCers,

The board extends a huge “thank you!” to all our Tarab NYC members and participants for making this Pride month epitomize MENA fabulousness!  Your generous support and exhilarating presence made the entire month a flaming success, from the kick-off mixer at Henrietta Hudson to our participation in Queens and Brooklyn Pride, to the celebratory grand finale of the Manhattan Pride Parade and Color Me Queer. Check out our YouTube recap here!

In the midst of our gratitude and pride, we want to acknowledge the simultaneous tragedies afflicting our global LGBTQIA+ MENA family – from the horror affecting Pride in Turkey to the recent brutalizing of a Moroccan transgender woman to the many other macro- and microaggressions we cannot fully enumerate here. Additionally, we are saddened by the use of video snippets of our Pride celebrations being disseminated across certain social media to portray our community in a negative light.

While standing in solidarity with our larger global family, Tarab NYC looks forward to continuing to provide safe, entertaining and supportive space for queer Middle Easterners within the greater NYC area. To that end, we thank you again for your graciousness and participation in Pride, and look forward to seeing your lovely faces throughout the year at events such as our upcoming Eid Picnic and annual Tarab On The Beach!

Bil Tarab,

Alia, Amireh, Bashar, Hilal and Sam
The Tarab NYC Board