Tarab NYC in June: Three Pride Marches, Mashrou Leila, Iftar Dinner, & Color Me Queer!

More details to come but save the dates for the following!

Bil Tarab,

The Tarab NYC Board
Alia, Bashar, Hilal, & Taif

Tarab NYC: Community Meeting this Sunday

Share a meal and your thoughts!

This Sunday, join Tarab NYC as we hold a community meeting to talk about the future of Tarab NYC. We will discuss our participation in pride, mixers, film screenings, discussion and support groups, and other projects. Meet our board members and also learn how you can join our board.

The meeting will take place at a restaurant in the East Village. We ask that attendees donate $10 or more to cover the costs of the numerous mezzas (appetizers) that we will all share and partake in together. If cost is a deterrant, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate.

In order to attend you must:
** Be Middle Eastern and/or North African
** Be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer
** Agree to our organizational values (located here : http://tarabnyc.org/about/
** Live in the greater NYC area.
Visit http://goo.gl/forms/97Br0WZj93 to RSVP
More information via facebook!

*** NO PRESS or MEDIA ***

Bil Tarab,

The Tarab NYC Board
Alia, Bashar, Hilal, & Taif

A Message From Bashar on Celebrating Four Years of Tarab NYC Tonight!

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Hi Everyone!

Tonight at Henrietta Hudon we celebrate four years of Tarab NYC! Four years ago, with help from the community I started Tarab NYC as a party and two years ago Tarab NYC began transitioning into the community organization it is today.  Over the past four years, Tarab NYC created over 40, yes, FOURTY events for the community including dance parties, mixers, picnics, community discussions, beach parties, protests, workshops, QPOC collaborations, and so much more.

Along the way, former board members Ehab Ismail and Sam Tabet helped create the foundation of the organization. The amazing Amireh Kharchla served on the board for two years and honestly, we could not have done it without her voice, courage, organizing, and love. Today I am honored to work alongside fellow board members Alia Elsayed, Hilal Khalil, and Taif Rady and I can’t wait for whats next in our journey.

Truly, the community has been our biggest support by showing up, organizing, and participating in our programs. Now more than ever, we need the community’s support. Starting today, in celebration of four years of Tarab NYC, we will be launching our new fundraising campaign and we will begin seeking new board members.

In order to support programming, events and community needs for the remainder of the year, we are asking our community to help us raise $6,000 over the next month. Your support will allow us to raise visibility at pride, launch a discussion and support group, record and share our stories, raise aware on our issues, and develop leadership within our community.

Will you help us build the power, leadership and voice of the Queer Middle Eastern and North African community? If so, please consider making a donation of $25 or more (or whatever you can afford) and support our campaign!

Please click here to donate and I cannot wait to see you all tonight! Oh and its also my birthday (yay!), and a donation to Tarab NYC would be the perfect gift you could give me!

Bil Tarab,

The Tarab NYC Board
Alia, Bashar, Hilal, & Taif

Lets Celebrate Four Years of Tarab NYC! (& Bashar’s Birthday)

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This Monday, May 9th, join Tarab NYC for a special extended Happy Hour and Mixer at Henrietta Hudson. Join us as we celebrate four years of dance parties, mixers, picnics, community discussions, beach parties, protests, workshops, QPOC collaborations, and so much more. Also, we will be celebrating Tarab NYC Board Member and founder, Bashar Makhay’s Birthday! RSVP and get updates via facebook.

Who: YOU!
Where: Henrietta Hudson 438 Hudson St, New York, New York 10014
When: Monday, May 9th @ 6pm
Why: To celebrate our anniversary and Bashar’s Birthday! Duh! Oh and Half priced drinks 6pm – 9pm, Arab, Middle Eastern and North African Music, Videos, Mingle, Network, Dance, Drinks and Fun!
Cost: FREE but donations of $5 or more are welcomed to support Tarab NYC