Detroit Evening Report: Family-friendly activities abound over holiday break

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Thabaat is a new gathering space for young professionals who want to socialize, network and learn about Islam. The biweekly events are held at the Miftaah Institute, an Islamic education center in Warren.

Tareq Tamr, the program director of Thabaat, says the goal is to provide a safe and affirming space for people of all backgrounds who don’t drink or want to hang out at bars. The community space is for professionals 23 and older who have already graduated college and may not have obvious ways to connect with others their age. That often involves game nights, coffee and lots of laughter, Tamr said.

WDET’s Nargis Rahman visited a recent session.

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Other headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023:

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts is inviting families to make puppets, watch puppets perform and check out classic silent films this week.
  • The Detroit Historical Society has special holiday week hours through the end of the week and exhibits focused on Detroit holidays past, Black entrepreneurs and singer Mary Wilson.
  • Holiday offerings in Decked Out Detroit’s downtown markets, lounge and winter activities for kids are still running this week.
  • Holiday lights are still burning in many communities this week.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.