Family Day: EidVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented by the Tameez Family
Join us to celebrate Islamic culture and connect with Houston's Muslim community at Asia Society Texas Center's Family Day highlighting Eid al-Fitr!
Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is an occasion of peace, joy, and festivity. People visit friends and family, give gifts, and eat sweets and delicious food.
As part of our commitment to our community's educational and cultural development, we at Asia Society trust in the power of art and ideas to build understanding and connect communities. Whether you celebrate Eid or would like to learn more, we welcome you to join us and to enjoy a showcase of Islamic traditions, arts and crafts, food, music and more!
This event will be socially-distanced, featuring limited, timed tickets.
Grand Hall Bazaar | All Day
Explore the all-day market, featuring food, fashion, and traditional and contemporary art by local artists.
Art Demonstration | All Day
Observe the creation of handmade designs on ceramic tiles based on a traditional Ottoman artistic style.
Lantern-Making | All Day
Light is an important symbol in Islam. Make your own Eid lantern to bring light home!
Henna | All Day
Henna is a beautiful tradition and central part of celebrations for Eid. Receive a complimentary henna tattoo.
Islamic Calligraphy | All Day
Watch live calligraphy demonstrations, learning about the connections between calligraphy and Islam.
Ebru Water Marbling Exhibition | All Day
Ebru is the traditional Turkish art of creating colorful patterns by painting on a surface of water. Watch artists as they create Ebru paintings and share this beautiful artistic tradition.
Eid Greeting Cards | All Day
Have fun creating an Eid greeting card! Learn about the different imagery, phrases, and symbols associated with Eid. Design your own card and send your greetings to friends and family.
Participating Artists and Vendors
FREE Access to Exhibition
Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power presents the first comprehensive U.S. museum survey of Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist, and institution builder Shahidul Alam. Providing visitors with a nuanced view of Bangladesh and South Asia, the exhibition explores systems of personal and collective agency, and underscores the importance of self-representation, empowerment, and truth as embodied in Alam's life and work.
On view through July 11, 2021
For those wishing to celebrate Eid or learn at home, check out our Festival of Eid: A Virtual Celebration from 2020. Create crafts, enjoy musical performances, watch art demonstrations, and participate in storytimes!
Health and Safety
Please note we continue to follow the CDC's recommendations and will strictly adhere to protocols to keep our guests and staff safe throughout each event. Learn more about our health and safety protocols and procedures.
Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across the building on Southmore Boulevard. Entrances are located on Caroline Street and Austin street. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.
Past Eid Events
About the Muslim Series
Through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes Asia Society’s breadth of programming opportunities, this series explores the artistic talents and stories of American Muslims to inspire our community to better understand one another.
For information about sponsoring the Muslim Series and other programs like this one, please contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at JStephenson@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9909.
Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn
Alliance for Compassion and Tolerance
Shaista Khan and Shahzad Bashir
Saniah and Hyder Kazimi
Drs. Basheer and Saleha Khumawala
Drs. Monira and Azam Kundi
Shazma and Arshad Matin
Selma and Mustafa Tameez
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1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
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