Discussion Support Groups & Special Event

December News!

Community Support Groups
Join us for an online peer support group in which LGBTQ+ persons from the MENA region can process experiences in a safe space. Registration in advance is required. 

Dec 11 – 7PM &
Dec 18 – 7PM

Special Event – December 20th!
We know things have been difficult, so we are planning something very special for all our MENA QTs and friends on for the holidays. Save the date! More details to follow but if you happen to have some talent you want to showcase – email us. đŸ˜‰

Credit Card Testing Attack

Recently our website was used in a widespread credit card testing attack though our payment processor Stripe, which is currently investigating the attack. Tarab NYC donors were not impacted by this attack. Attackers use authorizations and payments to determine if stolen or generated card information they have is valid or not. More information on credit card testing attacks can be found on the Stripe website.

If your card was recently authorized or charged $1, that authorization or charge was likely flagged and canceled, but we suggest contacting your financial institution as soon as possible to report this activity and request a new card. Further we will be implementing a security audit of our site and server, and we will provide an update after the completion of that audit.

We apologize for this situation and thank you for your patience as we work with all parties on a resolution.

Join the Board, Pitch a Project, Join us on the Beach!

Join the Tarab NYC Board

Tarab NYC is recruiting new board members. Board members are expected to attend weekly meetings, participate in quarterly retreats, and support the mission and values of the organization through a focus area of their choice. If interested, simply contact us and answer the following question: Why do you want to join the Tarab NYC board? That’s it, feel free to include anything else you think would be important for us to know. We will followup with those interested in the coming weeks.

Pitch a Project

Interested in leading a project under the Tarab NYC umbrella that benefits the QTMENA community? Pitch us your idea by contacting us and include what you need in order to implement it (including $, time, people, etc).

Attend Our Community Meeting on July 20th

Join us for a community meeting on July 20th where we will discuss how we operate, how you can get involved, and meet other members of our community. You must identify as MENA and Queer or Trans to attend. This will take place virtually – 7PM – 8PM on July 20th. Register in advance.

Tarab On The Beach Returns July 25th!

Join us for music, dancing, hookah, sun and fun as queer Arab, Middle Eastern and North African folk take over the northern part of RIIS beach on Saturday, July 25th for Tarab On The Beach! The 9th Annual Tarab On The Beach starts at noon and ends before sunset (around 7pm). Follow social distancing guidelines, bring a cooler with your favorite drinks and food or enjoy some of our offerings for a donation. This event is free but we will be collecting donations during the event to support The Okra Project. Registration is not necessary, but greatly appreciated.