New York Ramadan: Muslim Life on the Lower East Side


When: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Event Location: 103 Orchard Street, 2nd Floor

Cost: Free Tenement Talk, RSVP Required

The Lower East Side is an iconic neighborhood associated with many immigrant and migrant communities, as well as cultural movements. It is, however, rarely thought of in the context of the Muslim community who have called the neighborhood home over time. May is Lower East Side History Month, and this Tenement Talk in partnership with the Muslims for American Progress, will explore the diversity of the Muslim communities on the LES.

Panalists Include:
Abeda Khanam, educator, community leader, grew up on Orchard St
Rashidah Ismaili, poet, Benin-immigrant who lived on the LES during the Black Arts Movement
Ali Abbas, writer and filmmaker

Members at the Contributor level and above are able to reserve seats.

If you are a Member and would like to reserve seats, or are interested in membership, contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 646-518-3007.

RSVP to attend Tenement Talk – first-come, first-serve basis

Accessibility Information

Tenement Talks are wheelchair accessible.

ASL Interpretation and CART captioning are available for Tenement Talks with at least 2 weeks’ advance notice. Please contact [email protected] with requests.