A Middle Eastern Night Market is popping up in Waterloo (Sydney)

To mark the end of Ramadan, Sam Ali, the founder of inner-west market COMMUNE, is bringing a Middle Eastern street food experience to Waterloo for one night only. Designed as a celebration of all that is great about Middle Eastern street dining and culture, including markets, music, photography, and film, aimed at bringing neighbours, friends, and family together for a night of generous feasting, love, and culture.

COMMUNE and Act For Peace have teamed up to stage the event to celebrate Eid – the official term for the end of Ramadan – even curating a photography exhibition as well as a documentary from Act of Peace’s travels around Syria and Jordan. The Night Market is also being held to celebrate the recent success of the Ration Challenge, which raised over $1.9 million in support of Syrian refugees. As such, all profits from the Night Market will be going towards the challenge, which aims at supporting refugees and asylum seekers entering the workforce.

Those heading along to COMMUNE Hood on July 21st from 6pm will be met with a lively display of fashion and homewares, live music acts, market stalls, and Middle Eastern street food, all highlighting the various hand-made crafts, designs, and culture of the local Middle Eastern community. The organisers are on the look out for any stalls who would like to get involved, which they can do so HERE.

More information can be found on the Facebook event page HERE.

EID: Middle Eastern Night Markets

When: Thursday 21st July; 6pm-10pm
Where: COMMUNE Hood, 895-901 Bourke Street, Waterloo


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Chris Singh

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