June 17, 2018

Ramadan Eid Festival

The Story of Eid al-Fitr
12:00pm-12:30pm & 3:00pm-3:30pm | All Ages
Did you know that Eid al-Fitr means “Festival of breaking the fast?” Join us in our Visiting Exhibition Gallery to learn the history of Eid al-Fitr and hear stories of traditional Turkish folklore.

Holding History: Turkish Artifacts
12:00pm-1:00pm | Ages 2+
What makes an object “historical?” Join us as we explore the past and learn about Turkish culture and heritage by touching and feeling artifacts from our Turkish collection.

Little Maker Studio: Eid al-Fitr Edition
12:00pm-3:00pm | Ages 2-6
Join us in Little Makers Studio for an Eid inspired craft for little ones! Make a happy Eid card and help a loved one celebrate this festival.

Rooftop Bazaar
12:00pm-5:00pm | All Ages
Join us on our Rooftop Terrace for an all-day Turkish Bazaar! Enjoy Turkish food, fashion, toys, and games as we celebrate the festival of Eid!

Islamic Art Gallery
12:00pm-5:00pm | All Ages
Join us in ColorLab and view Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn’s collection of Islamic art. Learn about Islamic history, culture, and religion throughout our gallery.

Eid al-Fitr Paint Play
12:00pm-5:00pm | All Ages
Join us in our classroom and paint your own Eid al-Fitr inspired pictures! Bring your creation home as a souvenir of your day.

Whirling Dervish Featuring Alp
12:30pm-12:45pm, 2:00pm-2:15pm, 3:00pm-3:15pm | All Ages
Experience the wonder of Whirling Dervish dance styles! Join Sufi musician Alp as we watch this one of a kind spinning dance performance.

Calligraphy Presented by Davut Yilmaz & Mustafa Yasar
12:45pm-1:15pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm | All Ages
Join artists Davut Yilmaz and Mustafa Yasar as we practice our calligraphy. Learn to write in calligraphic styles and take your art work home with you.

Live Turkish Music with Wahab Orchestra
12:45pm-1:15pm, 2:15pm-3:15pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm | All Ages
Join the Wahab Orchestra on our Rooftop Terrace for a live Turkish music extravaganza. Hear the Oud and other traditional instruments!

Children’s Choir with Ali Kahya and the Brooklyn Amity School Orchestra
1:30pm-2:00pm & 3:45pm-4:15pm | All Ages
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is proud to present the Brooklyn Amity School Orchestra! Hear traditional Turkish songs and sing along with the Children’s Choir.

Ebru Water Marbling Exhibition
2:15pm-2:45pm, 3:45pm-4:15pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm | All Ages
Did you know that Ebru is the traditional Turkish art of creating colorful patterns by painting on a surface of oil and water? Watch artists Merve Karaca and Mustafa Yasar as they create Ebru paintings and teach all about this beautiful artistic style.