This month’s new moon on June 5th marked the beginning of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. LA Commons hosted a first ever kick-off with L.A’s Muslim community to welcome this sacred time by bringing together Muslims and non-Muslims to celebrate. Artmaking, music, food, poetry and prayer set the tone for a month of fasting and community building. The fasting lasts from sunrise to sunset; a meal, suhur, is eaten before dawn and the fast is broken after sunset with another meal, iftar. Nightly iftars are a time to join together with friends, family, and community.
Join LA Commons’ Executive Director Karen Mack for an informal experience to break the fast at these following iftars around Los Angeles:
June 22, 2016 7:30-10:00 pm
Iman Cultural Center
3376 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Hosted by American Muslim Professionals
A part of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Tiyya Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides basic necessities & educational opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and displaced American families.
June 29, 2016 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
July 5, 2016 7 – 10 pm
King Fahad Mosque
10980 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Join in the Festival for the end of Ramadan (Chand Raat). Experience this joyous cultural event on the night when the New Moon rises again.
For more information call (213) 705-4457 or email to email@example.com