Hishik Bishik University – MENA Drag Fawazeer

​Hishik Bishik – A Middle Eastern and North African Drag Revue is back – this time with Hishik Bishik University. What is Hishik Bishik University? It’s a mix of new and seasoned drag performers, drag and makeup tutorials, dance breaks, kikis and more!

Make sure to tip your Drag Queens and Kings! Livestream will take place on multiple platforms – stay tuned!

Event is free – Things are rough, especially for drag performers, which is why Tarab NYC is providing a modest stipend to all performers, but your tips and donations are greatly appreciated. If you tip performers generously or are a Tarab NYC Member – you will be able to join us for our gallery dance breaks! (More on this later.)

Registration not required, but register if you want to get the latest updates.  ​

Nowruz Mubarak!

Nowruz Mubarak Tarab NYC Azizam! We know the start of the new year is quite challenging and we want to extend warm wishes to all those observing the joyous celebration of Nowruz! The situation in Iran is quite difficult – which is why we are supporting this fundraiser organized by Googoosh Dolls for Relief International. Donate today and then check out our very own DJ Fursa’s Technowruz set and dance your koon off!

Response to Covid-19

We know things are tough, we’re here to help. 

First off – our apologies for not being very active communicators – the struggles of being a volunteer run organization are real. For the past month we have been trying to plan Chaharshanbe Suri and Nowruz events. We were especially excited because we had a private queer space for Chaharshanbe Suri. Unfortunately – due to recent events, we and our partners decided it was best to cancel all events before we could even announce them in order to keep our community safe and healthy. Now – we know things are pretty crappy due to the COVID-19 pandemic – so we are announcing changes to our Membership program and the return of Community Support Groups and Community Meetings – this time virtual! 

Community Meetings allow us to come together, get to know each other, reflect on the organizing for the community, and help us plan future events and initiatives. In order to keep folks accountable and to maintain a safe space – this meeting is limited only to MENA QTs members.
March 25 – 7PM
April 8 – 7PM

Join us for a peer support group in which LGBTQ+ persons from the MENA region can process experiences in a safe space. Group discussion can foster support and develop ways of coping with struggles afflicting our community. Advanced registration and screening required. 
March 20 – 6PM
April 3 – 6PM