8 Ways to Walk in NYC

Walking on New York streets is a form of art not so easily acquired. The experience of walking is a fundamental function for this city. After all, only a handful choose to drive in this insane city traffic. I created a few mental notes and now would like to share them with you. Here are…

The New York Arabic Orchestra.

The New York Arabic Orchestra is a gateway to understand and embrace Arab culture through Arabic music in North America. The New York Arabic Orchestra is a registered non profit organization and NYC’s leading institute in classical and contemporary Arabic music. The group is directed by world-renowned virtuoso and educator, Bassam Saba. NYAO’s mission is…

Islamic Art Section at the Metropolitan Museum of New York City

In this entry, I explore the splendiferous collections of The Art of the Arab Lands , Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia section at the Metropolitan Museum of New York City. I love to gallivant inside museums of this great metropolis in quest for art, religion, history, and identity that trace back to the…

Suad Amiry: The Storyteller

“I want you to take sixty seconds and think of your life of what you’re doing and are you really doing what you love in life.”

Why You Should Visit The Beautiful Beirut

  August 8, 2015: Beirut is unlike any other city in the Middle East. The city is considered the Las Vegas of the Middle East. Beirut shares a sensational vibe, fashion, culture and cuisine that are fascinating with the coolest people. I was fortunate to visit Beirut for the very first time in August 2015. I think…

Zabelle – An Armenian Tale by Nancy Kricorian

Some clothes, a few blankets. My mother cried about leaving the rugs and wooden chest she had brought with her from her mother’s home. In the chest were the wedding towels she had embroidered as a girl and the needle-lace doilies she had worked.

Thanksgiving: A Beautiful Mess

Let us try and count 5 objects that we HAVE but do not NEED. They might exceed the number 5, at least I can say that about myself.

An Evening with Author Moustafa Bayoumi

“Great Stories about people who might be your neighbors, and Bayoumi delivers them with urgency, compassion, wryness and hints of poetry.” – Salon.com

Brooklyn Movie

“Home sickness is like most sicknesses. It will pass.”
Father Flood