Philadelphia Ramadan and Eid Fund Presents: Philadelphia Eid in the Park

Philadelphia Eid in the Park is a collaborative effort between several Muslim communities that endeavors to show our unity as an ummah. Along with praying together and enjoying each other’s company, Eid in the Park provides a welcoming environment with festivities for the entire family and food for all. Our objective is to celebrate the diversity within the Delaware Valley Muslim Community and mobilize those diverse communities into a unified Eid prayer and celebration. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The inaugural Eid in the Park 2019 is scheduled for June 4, 2019 (or June 5, 2019 based upon the sighting of the moon).  It will be held at Cricket Field on South Concourse Drive, across from the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA.

In connection with its groundbreaking new exhibition, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, the Please Touch Museum will be free and open to the public in honor of Eid al Fitr on June 4, 2019.

SUPPORTING MASAAJID/MOSQUES
  • Masjid Al-Furqan
  • Masjid Al-Muhsineen
  • Masjid As-Salaam
  • Masjid Al-Wasatiyah Wal-Itidaal
  • Center City Mosque
  • United Muslim Islamic Center
  • United Muslim Masjid
  • Al-Minhal Academy of Washington Township

KHATEEB: Shaykh Tahir Wyatt, PhD

DATE: June 4, 2019 (or June 5, 2019 depending upon when the moon is sighted)

TIME: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Takbirs will begin at 8:30 am; Prayer will begin at 9:30 am; Khutbah will immediately follow prayer; Festivities will begin at 11:00 am

LOCATION:

Cricket Field on South Concourse Drive, across from the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA.

ITINERARY

8:30 am               Takbirs begin

 

9:30 am               Eid al Fitr Prayer begins (Khutbah begins immediately after prayer,
both lead by Shaykh Tahir Wyatt)

 

10:00 am             Second Eid al Fitr Prayer begins

 

10:15 am             Breakfast distribution begins

 

10:30 am             Toy distribution begins

 

11:00-12:00 pm    Festival begins

  • Activity Center opens
  • Opening remarks by Shaykh Tahir Wyatt and Salima Suswell
  • Youth Quranic Recitation
  • Remarks, Sponsors and Elected Officials

 

12:00-1:00 pm      Festival continues

  • Potato Sack Race
  • Tug-of-War game

 

1:00-2:00 pm        Dhuhr prayer and Lunch served

  • Activity Center and Vending break (until 1:30pm)

 

2:00-3:00 pm        Festival continues

  • Double-Dutch Competition
  • Face Painting begins (2:00-4:30 pm)
  • Horse and Pony rides begin (2:00-4:00 pm)

 

3:00-4:00 pm        Festival continues

  • Community Dodgeball Game

 

4:00-5:00 pm        Closing Ceremony begins

  • Islamic Trivia game
  • Youth presentations
  • Closing remarks, by Shaykh Tahir Wyatt and Salima Suswell

 

5:00 pm               Asr prayer

  • Festival concludes immediately after prayer

Sponsors

City of Philadelphia
Mayor James Kenney
Senator Sharif Street
Senator Vincent Hughes
State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell
Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.
State Rep. Jason Dawkins
State Rep. Morgan Cephas
State Rep. Jordan Harris
State Rep. Joanna McClinton
Laborers’ District Council
Evolve Solutions LLC
SUPRA Office Solutions
EMSCO Scientific Enterprises
Keystone First
Furniture Mecca
Two Caring Hearts
Brown’s ShopRite
Tony’s Steaks
CAIR Philadelphia
Halal Guys
Please Touch Museum
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