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RAMADAN EID FESTIVAL

RAMADAN EID FESTIVAL

by Turkish Cultural Center Newyork
$5 – $11
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Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

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Did you know that the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan? Throughout the holiday, people pray, exchange gifts, and greet each other by saying Eid Mubarak which means “blessed celebration!” Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum and our partners, Turkish Cultural Center and the Arab American Family Support Center, as we learn the story of Eid al-Fitr and celebrate with a full day of live Turkish music and food, folk dance with Freedom Dabka Group,
family portraits, water marbling, calligraphy, and more! Make sure to stop by our cultural center located at the rooftop bazaar to learn about Muslim life and traditions from all over the world.


Program Information:

ColorLab: Eid Edition
11:00pm-5:00pm| All Ages| ColorLab

Make a family keepsake to share with your loved ones! Inspired by portrait artists Moshtari Hilal and Hassan Hajjaj, all groups can get their photo taken and create their own frames to take their keepsake home.

The Story of Eid al-Fitr
1:00pm-1:45pm & 4:00pm-4:45pm|All Ages| Visiting | Exhibition Gallery

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.

Rooftop Bazaar and Culture Showcase
1:00pm-6:00pm| All Ages| Rooftop

Head to our rooftop bazaar and enjoy Turkish treats provided by the Turkish Cultural Center. Explore our culture showcase while you eat and learn all about Muslim traditions from around the world.

Live Art Exhibition
1:00pm-6:00pm| All Ages| Classroom

Stop into the classroom and watch live demonstrations of Turkish water marbling and calligraphy!

Wahab Orchestra Presents Live Turkish Music
2:00pm-2:30pm & 5:00pm-5:30pm| All Ages | Visiting Exhibition Gallery

Join the Wahab Orchestra for a live Turkish music extravaganza. Hear the Oud and other traditional instruments.

Freedom Dabka Dance and Workshop
2:30pm-3:45pm| All Ages | Sensory Room

Join Freedom Dabka Group for a Dabka performance and workshop. Take part in this Middle-Eastern dance tradition that tells stories of folklore through music and movement.

Sensory Room: Moon Mobile
2:00pm-4:45pm| All Ages | Sensory Room

Head down to Sensory Room to create an Eid inspired mobile decorated with stars and moons.

Children’s Concert featuring Amity School Choir
5:30pm-6:00pm| All Ages | Visiting Exhibition Gallery

BCM is proud to present the Brooklyn Amity School Orchestra! Hear traditional Turkish songs and sing along with the Children’s Choir.

***Cultural Festivals at Brooklyn Children’s Museum are made possible with support from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Turkish Cultural Center Newyork

Mission

Turkish Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable, cultural, educational non profit organization dedicated to promote harmony in diverse cultural setting in the United States. Building, increasing and/or fostering a strong and lasting friendship by promoting a better understanding that is based on mutual respect between the individuals of the United States of America and those of Turkish background and/or origin. Introducing, promoting and informing the people in the United States with the Turkish history and culture by bringing people together in an open dialog.

Vision

In a modern world where even the farthest point is within an arm’s reach, it is impossible to live anywhere without experiencing diversity. This diversity, rather than a difference is now appreciated by the people who think that we can live in a world where people do have much more in common then separates them. In order for everyone to live peacefully together it is important for individuals to rise above differences that drive us apart or against each other. Adopting the dialogue and understanding Turkish Cultural Center aims to introduce commonalities and foster friendships between these two nations by setting up platforms where cultures express themselves.

 

RAMADAN EID FESTIVAL at Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

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