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LI Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan fasting

Muslims conduct prayer inside a center in Port

Muslims conduct prayer inside a center in Port Jefferson. (Aug. 24, 2011) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Muslims throughout the world held Eid celebrations marking the end of Ramadan fasting at the end of August, but the community on Long Island is holding its celebrations this weekend.

The Muslim-American Advisory Board for Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is hosting its celebration dinner Friday, starting at 6 p.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Highway in Hauppauge.

Nayyar Imam, the advisory board’s chair, said the gathering is a way to share Muslim culture with other county residents.

“We want people to come and sit down and break bread together with us,” Imam said. “We want people to know more about us.”

In Nassau County, the nonprofit American Community Empowerment is hosting a dinner Saturday, featuring music and poetry, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway.

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