Arab American Heritage Month celebrated in New York
Leaders of New York’s Arab American community including Maher Abdulqader are hosting a celebration of Arab American Heritage month, April, on April 25, 2019 at Layali Dubai Restaurant, 24-17 Steinway Street, Astoria, New York beginning at 6 pm.
The event is being co-hosted by ArabAmerica.com which has been coordinating a national drive to encourage every state in America to recognize April as Arab American Heritage month. So far more the 19 states have recognized April as Arab American Heritage month either through adoption of a state law (Illinois) or through proclamations and resolutions approved by state, regional and municipal authorities (New York, Texas, Los Angeles, Michigan and more).
Officials from the New York City Council and New York State Senate will be attending along with other local officials. Organizers include Maher Abdelqader, and Moustafa Elshiekh.
Arab American activists and Leaders headed by DC based group Arab America are pursuing national recognition of April as Arab American Heritage Month. We look for proclamation from mayors, elected people , schools , ..etc. So Far the group received over 75 proclamations from major cities and entities cross the USA.
Join Us Receiving Proclamations شارك في استلام استحقاق – April 23, 2019, at 5:30PM from Paterson Mayor Event at 155 Market St. Paterson, NJ 07505 – April 25, 2019, at 5:30 PM from several elected officials and from NYS Senate and NYC Council. Event at Layali Dubai Restaurent located at 24-17 Steinway St. Astoria, NY 11103 شاركونا من اجل ان يعتمد يوما الشهر الرابع من كل عام كشهر الحضاره العربيه في أمريكا.
LEBANON 1960 -1975 — A PHOTOGRAPHIC HARVEST BEFORE THE STORM
by Lebanese American University
Tue, April 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
LAU New York, 211 E 46th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10017
PHOTOS BY BASSAM LAHOUD
The photos that are assembled in this exhibition represent a variety of ‘moments’, all belonging to a time that we commonly refer to nowadays as the ‘golden period’ of Lebanon, a period when the new republic was relatively still in its youth, exhibiting signs of cosmopolitanism in its capital city, while preserving the original beauty of its landscape, of its villages, and its traditions.
Bassam Lahoud is an architect, and a member of the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut. He is also a professional photographer, member of the Press Photographer Syndicate and the Union Catholique Internationale de Presse in Lebanon. He is the chair of “ESCWA arts council” at the United Nations, a founding member of the magazine “Prestige”, and founder and president of “the Lebanese House of Photography”.
Lahoud has been on the faculty of the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University for more than 30 years. He served on several national and international photography juries since 1982, and has to his credit more than 50 photography exhibitions around the world. He has been awarded the Spanish “Order of the Civil Merit, Grade Commander” from King Juan Carlos of Spain and the Spanish government.
Opening & Reception – Tuesday April 30, 6:00 PM – 8 PM
Exhibition on view April 30 – May 5, 2019
Tuesday April 30, 6:00 PM – 8 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2:00 PM – 4 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2:00PM – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2:00PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2:00 PM – 4 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 PM – 4 PM
Registration is mandatory only for the opening and reception on Tuesday, April 30. Please arrive on time. Registration through Eventbrite does not guarantee late admission, and seats may be given away to wait-listed guests after the start of the event. LAU has limited capacity and reserves the right to turn away patrons, if necessary, for the safety of our guests.