The Arab American Association of New York is proud to be an active member of our Brooklyn and NYC Community.
AAANY is located in Congressional District 13, and is committed to amplifying Arab American voices in our electoral process. AAANY’s first major advocacy effort was its Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiative during the 2008 presidential elections, which was the largest ever campaign of its kind in New York’s Arab American community. Over the years, we continue to get as many community members as possible registered to vote. In 2013, we were able to successfully register 400 voters across the city for the NYC mayoral election.
AAANY hosts the Annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar, uniting thousands of Arab and non-Arab New Yorkers to celebrate the best of Arab culture. The Bazaar features diverse foods, crafts, and vendors, and six hours of live music and dancing from all over the Arab world. Check out photos of the 7th Annual Bazaar here!
We are proud to participate in National Arab American Service Day, an annual event engaging Arab Americans in volunteer work in their communities. In 2014, AAANY partnered with Shore Road Parks Conservancy to clean up and beautify Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Volunteers removed weed, raised garden beds and planted new flowers. See our Picasa gallery for photos, and stay tuned for the next National Arab American Service Day, open to all volunteers!