For the past five years, MABELLEarts has been working with community members of all ages and backgrounds to create inter-cultural celebrations that mark the holy month of Ramadan. Each year, residents from a range of cultural backgrounds gather in the Mabelle Park to join their Muslim neighbours as they break their Ramadan fast. This year, we are delighted to host our first ever celebration for Eid-al-fitr in Mabelle Park. We invite you to join us for a festive evening of musical performances, art-making, fire-side stories and a meal served at sundown.
Musical performances by:
Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir
The Jumblies Theatre Ground Floor Choir
The Making Room Community Arts Choir
Location: Mabelle Park across from 49 Mabelle Avenue
A ten minute walk from Islington Station
Paid street parking available on Mabelle Avenue
Guest artists: Anahita Dehbonehie, Sharada K. Eswar, Hussein Janmohamed, Faten Toubasi, Melanie Fernandez-Alvres and Michael Burtt.
* MABELLEyouth Building Bridges of Celebration 4Lands Installation (in partnership with Jumblies Theatre)
* The annual Mabelle Park Watermelon Smash
Eid-al-fitr in MABELLEarts is a part of Jumblies Theatre's Touching Ground Festival www.touchinggroundfestival.ca
Thanks to our funders: The Community Fund for Canada's 150th, Toronto Pearson International Airport, The Inspirit Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Arts Etobicoke, Islington Village BIA, Ali Baba's