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New York City mayor hosts iftar dinner for Muslim community

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Mayor Eric Adams is seen as New York City raises the Ukrainian flag in support of the people of Ukraine at the Bowling Park in the heart of financial district of New York City, United States on March 23, 2022. ( Tayfun Coşkun - Anadolu Agency )
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Apr 22, 2022 - 03:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AA) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams hosted an iftar dinner Wednesday for representatives of the city’s Muslim community.

“#Ramadan Mubarak! Thank you to our city’s Muslim community for coming together for tonight’s #Iftar,” Adams said in a tweet with pictures from the event.

The iftar was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

“Wishing all Muslim-Americans across the borough a blessed and healthy breaking of the #Ramadan. May the future bring plenty of happiness and good fortune to all,” Adams said in another tweet.

The event, co-sponsored by a Turkish-American firm, Vintage Food Corporation, was attended by nearly 200 people. Food was reportedly prepared by a Turkish restaurant.

Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily fast at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan.

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