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May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 28, 2017
Ramadan is a joyful and holy month. It is a time dedicated to self-reflection, family, friends, and personal growth. Join us as we explore this holiday and its many traditions.
Paint a Fanous
Paint your own clay fanous, a colorful lantern used to illuminate homes and city streets around the world during Ramadan.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28, 2017| 10am & 1pm| 5 & younger | Drop-in
Storytelling: The White Nights of Ramadan
Hear the story of Noor as she and her brothers prepare for the special Ramadan festival of Girgian in a reading of The White Nights of Ramadan, an inspiring picture book by Maha Addasi, led by Children’s Museum of Manhattan educators.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28, 2017| 11am and 4pm | All ages |Drop-in
Navigation Station: Read the Stars
Through air, land and sea, explore the history of navigation and how the stars have guided travelers for centuries! Read the sky, understand the importance of star clusters and learn how to find them while making your own constellation tube.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28, 2017| 10:30am-12pm & 2-4:30pm | 6 & older| Drop-in
The Art of Design with Afsoon Talai
Design your own fanoos (lantern) with patterns found in the exhibition America to Zanzibar: Msulim Cultures Near and Far with Afsoon Talai—designer and founder of Golreezan Design Store.
Sunday, May 28, 2017| 2 and 3pm| 6 & older| Sign-up*
Funding for these programs was made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event