Video produced with iPad Air2 and published by Voices of New York in Jan. 2017.
MANHATTAN —When Imam Abu Sufian said local Muslims needed help, East Village faith leaders mobilized the children. Two dozen of them gathered on Jan. 8 for an interfaith play date at Madina Masjid, a mosque located at the corner of East 11th Street and First Avenue. The timing was hardly coincidental, parents said. The presidential campaign of Donald Trump worried them and their children. Crafts and games provided a way to show how a diverse group of kids and adults can come together.
Another day of fun is in the works while the adults prepare for Spiritual Sounds of the East Village. The annual event attracts religious congregations from throughout the neighborhood for a night of music from each respective faith.