Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Sunday, April 23, 2023

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with dance, music, food, and art activities in partnership with Council Member Shahana Hanif, the Turkish Cultural Center, Emgage, The Culture Tree, Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts, and APNA Brooklyn Community Center.


Pakistani Storytelling

πŸ•’ 11:15 am–11:45 am
πŸ“ Commons Theatre, 1st Floor
Engage in Pakistani Storytelling with APNA Brooklyn Community Center.

Civic Engagement

πŸ•’ 11:45 pm–12:15 pm
πŸ“ BK Voices, 2nd Floor
Join Emgage for an informative session on civic engagement for kids and families.

Bangladesh Dance Performance

πŸ•’ 12:00 pm–12:30 pm
πŸ•’ 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
πŸ“ Visiting Exhibits Gallery, 2nd floor
Get ready to move to the intricate rhythmic patterns and classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Munipuri with Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA). NYC Council Member Shahana Hanif will start us off with an introduction before the first performance.

What is Halal Food?

πŸ•’ 12:30 pm–1:00 pm
πŸ•’ 3:15 pm–3:45 pm
πŸ“ Cafe, 2nd Floor
Learn about what Halal food is with the Arab American Family Support Center and Council Member Shahana Hanif. Participants will get a goodie bag to-go!

Wahab Orchestra

πŸ•’ 1:00 pm–1:30 pm
πŸ•’ 1:45 pm–2:15 pm
πŸ“ Visiting Exhibits Gallery, 2nd floor
Join the Wahab Orchestra for a musical performance inspired by classical Middle East, Turkish, Kurdish and Islamic music.

Water Marbling

πŸ•’ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
πŸ•’ 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
πŸ“ Greenhouse, 1st Floor
Learn about the ancient Turkish art of water marbling and make your own water marble piece with artist Ebru from The Turkish Cultural Center.

Eid Storytelling

πŸ•’ 1:30 pm-2:00 pm
πŸ“ Commons Theatre, 1st Floor
Learn about the story of Eid through storytelling with People In Need.

Create a Date

πŸ•’ 2:00 pm-2:30 pm
πŸ“ Cafe, 2nd floor
Learn about the importance of dates on Eid with Anu from The Culture Tree. Participants will get a date to decorate and taste them afterwards!

Sufi Drumming

πŸ•’ 2:30 pm–3:15 pm
πŸ“ Rooftop, 2nd floor
Tune in to and join Sufi-inspired songs at this interactive drumming circle performance by Brother Mustafa from The Culture Tree.

Puppet Storytime

πŸ•’ 3:30 pm-4:00 pm
πŸ“ Commons Theatre, 1st Floor
Join this interactive puppet storytelling of Eid with Anu from The Culture tree and a book reading from author Fatima Faisal.

Geometric Mosaics in ColorLab

πŸ•’ 10:30 am–11:00 am
πŸ•’ 11:15 am–11:45 am
πŸ•’ 12:00 pm–12:30 pm
πŸ•’ 2:30 pm–3:00 pm
πŸ•’ 3:15 pm–3:45 pm
πŸ•’ 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
πŸ“ ColorLab Art Studio, 2nd Floor
Visit the ColorLab Art Studio and create your own designs for a mosaic piece. Use different materials to decorate your project and hang it anywhere you’d like!