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.
For the first time since its inception, Tarab NYC has, as a group, observed Nowruz. This is important to us, especially at this moment in time. In order to express why, it is important to first understand the significance of the New Year’s celebration.Continue reading “A Word About Nowruz”
Thanks to everyone that joined us for the More Gardens Chahar Shanbe Suri last week and just this past Tuesday for our first ever Nowruz event, the Nowruz Celebration! We will continue to relect the diversity of our Queer MENA community in our programming and we hope you enjoyed it all! Check out our Facebook page for photos soon!
Team Tarab NYC at the Gaza 5K
Join Tarab NYC team at Gaza 5K and Dabke party on Saturday, March 24. We are running, walking, and dancing for mental health with UNRWA USA at the #Gaza5K Team Tarab NYC has already raised more than $3000! Learn More
Join Tarab NYC at the NQAPIA Catalyst Dinner
NQAPIA’s annual New York City Community Catalyst Awards will be on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Joy Luck Palace in Chinatown. Join the Tarab NYC table at the New York City Community Catalyst Awards! Tickets are $85 for Community Members – If you would like to attend but cannot afford the ticket price, please contact us to discuss further. Buy Your Tickets Now!
Dabke for your Life – New Dabke Instructional Series!The time has come for you to Dabke for your life! Tarab NYC is partnering with the amazing Freedom Dabke Troupe to offer a 5 part series, teaching participants Dabke. The series will begin with a 101 class on April 7th, followed by 4 additional classes, each building your dabke skills incrementally on April 21st, May 5th, May 19th and June 2nd. No experience necessary. This series of classes is for all genders. Learn More
Discussion and Support Group Will Return Soon!
Our support group for LGBTQ persons from the MENA region will relaunch soon. We are currently looking for affordable space to continue holding the important program. Have any suggestions? Email us.