programs

Celebrate Eid

Saturday, May 7

Eid Mubarak! Celebrate Eid at Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 7 with dance, games, music, food, art activities, performances, and more.

Hear the sounds of Turkish Sufi and folk music – dance along as you learn about traditional forms of Bangladeshi dance – listen to stories about the significance of Eid and Ramadan – and tap to the rhythms of Sufi-inspired songs at an interactive drumming workshop.

Hosted in partnership with Council Member Shahana Hanif. Produced in partnership with the Turkish Cultural Center, The Culture Tree, Emgage, the Tajik American Association, the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts, APNA Brooklyn Community Center, the Muslim Community Network, and Rethink Food.

Schedule

11:00 am–11:30 am

Live Sufi Music

Experience live Turkish Sufi & folk music by the Amir Vahab Trio. Hear the sounds of traditional instruments like the oud, the ney (Sufi flute), the def (Sufi drum), and the saz (Anatolian guitar).

11:30 am–11:50 am

Council Member Shahana Hanif’s Storybook Reading

Join Council Member Shahana Hanif of District 39 for a reading of Samosas Are So Yummy by Brooklyn-based author Asma Sara Ali and illustrator Natasha Faltinek.

12:00 pm–12:30 pm

BIPA Dance and Music Program

Get ready to move at this interactive program featuring Bangladeshi dance and music Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts. Learn about the intricate rhythmic patterns and classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Munipuri.

12:30 pm–12:50 pm

Storybook Reading of Night of the Moon by The Culture Tree

Hear the story of Eid and Ramadan. Join The Culture Tree founder Anu Sehgal in discovering the significance of Eid and how it is celebrated around the world. Anu will also perform a reading from the beloved children’s book Night of the Moon by author Hena Khan.

1:00 pm–1:30 pm

Sufi-Inspired Drumming Circle with Brother Mustafa

Learn Sufi-inspired songs at this interactive drumming performance by Brother Mustafa! Mustafa Ulmer is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also serves as a Teaching Artist in New York City public and private schools such as Def Dance Jam Workshop, Manhattan Country School and The Ailey School.

2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Children’s Choir

Join us at a performance by the Tajik American Association Children’s Choir.

2:30 pm–3:00 pm

BIPA Dance and Music Program

Get ready to move at this interactive program featuring Bangladeshi dance and music Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts. Learn about the intricate rhythmic patterns and classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Munipuri.

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Whirling Dervishes

See a whirling dervish performance presented by the Turkish Cultural Center.

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Live Sufi Music

Experience live Turkish Sufi & folk music by the Amir Vahab Trio. Hear the sounds of traditional instruments like the oud, the ney (Sufi flute), the def (Sufi drum), and the saz (Anatolian guitar).