On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his office’s annual Muslim School Holiday event at P.S. 83 in Morris Park. The event is designed to bring fun and activities for all in celebration of the addition of Muslim holidays to the public school calendar.

“Islam is one of the largest religions in the world, and, as I have said in the past, by recognizing these important holidays, we show that not only are we welcoming to everyone’s religious beliefs but that we respect everyone’s Constitutional right to freedom of religion,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “We are very happy to have a fun filled day for the children to enjoy.”

Over 300 community members attended the event. Bronx County District Attorney Darcel Clark, State Senator Jeff Klein and Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj also visited the event.