Post Tagged with: "Eid al-Adha"

New York State Senator Kevin Thomas speaking on the Senate floor in Albany as his fellow legislators applaud. Sen. thomas is the first and only Indian-American lawmaker in the Empire State’s history. (Photo courtesy office of Sen. Thomas via Desi Talk)

LI Senator Pushes for Religious School Holidays

Culture, Education, New York, Religion March 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

State Sen. Kevin Thomas of Long Island introduced a bill that would establish Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian as school holidays in certain districts, reports Desi Talk.

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

‘Going In’ on Muslim Life in NYC

Muslim, New York, Video October 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

In the inaugural episode of “Going In with Brian Vines,” the BRIC TV host attends an Eid celebration and spends a day with the country’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Asian, Culture, Media, Muslim March 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at whether ethnic and community publications can fill the “news hole” left by the Daily News’ shut down of its outer borough bureaus. Also in the episode, what the addition of two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar means for the community, and a K-pop dance studio with a diverse audience.

(Photo via the Flickr page of the mayor's office)

NYC to Add Eid Holidays to Public School Calendar

Education, Muslim, New York March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Community and ethnic publications cover Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city will be adding Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the list of holidays observed by public schools.

Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus. It is celebrated for five days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. (Photo by Ravikiran Rao, Creative Commons License)

Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Education, In the News, New York, Religion, South Asian February 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Six Democratic members of the U.S. Congress ask New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to consider declaring Diwali a public school holiday, reports News India Times.

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates  ­­

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates ­­

The absence of halal menu choices in New York’s public schools has become a political issue in New York’s mayoral campaign as Democratic candidates look for ways to appeal to an estimated 105,000 registered Muslim voters.

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens, Religion November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

New York’s Muslim community recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The crowds were so big at Masjid Al-Mamoor in Queens that worshipers prayed on the street. (Photos by Nabil Rahman)