Concert August 31! Aliya Cycon Project

Join us for a farewell concert for Aliya Cycon Project! Thursday, August 31st, in Cambridge, MA!

Thank You for a Wonderful Cultural Festival!

View images and event details from our 2017 annual cultural celebration!

Arabic Table at Artbeat Festival

July 15th – Come explore Arabic culture at Somerville Art Council’s festival in Davis Square!

Guided Tour of Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum is home to many types of trees and stunning views! You are invited to enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the arboretum – in Arabic! – to learn about the arboretum’s history, and about the trees: Their names, countries of origin, and much more. Date: Tuesday, June 27th, @ 1:00 pm Location: … Continue reading

CAC Cultural Club -April 2017

CAC Cultural Club

Join us the second Saturday of every month for conversation over coffee, and middle eastern entertainment!

Book Reading May 10th

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home. May 10th at the Harvard Bookstore.

2017 Spring Cultural Festival

2017 Annual Arabic Cultural Festival

Save the date for the CAC’s 2017 Annual Arabic Spring Cultural Festival, Welcoming newly resettled families in Massachusetts. April 17, 2017 — Tickets available at the door.


“Sajil Ana Arabi” Write Down, I am an Arab

Center for Arabic Culture & The Aga khan Documentation Center at MIT Presents: “Sajil Ana Arabi” Write Down, I am an Arab Film By Ibtisam Mara’ana Documentary About Life and Work of Palestinian Poet Mamoud Darwesh April 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm Center for Arabic Culture, 191 Highland Ave. 6B, Somerville, MA 02143. Film Screening … Continue reading

Ghanni Arabi Singing Workshop

“Ghanni Arabi” Arabic Singing Workshop (April 22, 2017)

“Ghanni Arabi”- Arabic Singing Workshop focusing on learning the Arabic quarter tone and learning a song in Arabic. Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Free and open to the public. No Arabic speaking necessary. Join us, and learn!!

Community Resource and Legal Services Clinic

The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative announces its Community Resource and Legal Services Clinic. Immigration help, childcare, and more!


Arabic and Farsi speakers needed at Boston Logan Airport this Saturday (and potentially Sunday). **Update: After outpouring of support, demand is met**

Greater Boston Writers Resist!

hundreds of Greater Boston residents will come together to re-inaugurate their shared commitment to the rights and values that are essential to American democracy.

CAC 2017 Art Calendar

Twelve distinguished American and Arab- American artists across the country entrusted us with their artwork and allowed us to create the first CAC calendar for 2017! We will sell this calendar as a fundraising project to support the CAC programs and events! If you would like to have this calendar, please mail a check of … Continue reading

Support CAC Mission! Working Together, We Make A Difference.

Every day, your support makes it possible for CAC to continue to grow and thrive and for its staff and volunteers to focus on improving existing programs and developing new ones that enrich our community’s needs and aspirations.


Edward Said’s provocative work “Orientalism” is revisited as a documentary. This November 11th at the CAC. Click the image for more information!

Registration Still Open for Children’s Playgroup!

CAC Arabic Children’s Playgroup Registration is now open at the CAC Arabic Playgroup! Classes Starts Sunday Sept. 18, 2016! Register you child at the first and the most successful Arabic Playgroup in the State! Teach your child Arabic through creative and contemporary methods! Introduce them to their culture and let them LOVE IT! Class time … Continue reading

October 21st Film: “Desert Flower”

Join Us for Our October 21st Film Screening of “Desert Flower,” shown in collaboration with the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT. Click the image for more information

CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Presents: September 30th Film: “Where Should the Birds Fly”

CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT present: film screening on September 30th will feature “Where Should the Birds Fly,” a film by Fida Qishta. Click the image to learn more!

Make Arab-Americans Count in U.S. Census!

Don’t let minority groups remain invisible. Sign the letter by October 31st!

CAC Fall 2016 Film Screenings

The CAC will be showing a new film each month this Fall! Click the image for more information.

Basra-Boston Project: Nov. 4th @ CAC

This final performance is not to miss! Taking place at the CAC in Somerville, MA. Click the image for more information!

October 30th: “Between Allah and Me” Film Screening

Film Screening in Arlington, MA, as part of the Arlington International Film Festival! Click the image for more information.

This Sunday 10/2! Seminar on Middle Eastern and North African Dance

Join us for a dance seminar this Sunday, October 2nd at the CAC! 6-8 pm. Preregister online. Click the image for more information!

Starts this Saturday 10/1! Basra-Boston Connections Exhibit

Basra-Boston Connections is an Iraq-US collaboration in the arts. Exhibits on display beginning this Saturday! Click the image for more information.

Film School Shorts

In “Salam Ghourba,” a Moroccan woman will risk everything to reunite herself and her young son with her husband in France. Watch @FilmSchoolShorts on WGBX 44 on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 p.m.

Boston-Basra Project: Upcoming events

Upcoming events take place in Boston on October 1st and November 4, 2016. Exhibits will be open following the events!

Introducing: the Basra-Boston Project

In Collaboration with the Fort Point Theater, the CAC is pleased to co-sponsor “The Boston Basra Project: Exploring Common & Uncommon Experiences Through Art & Ideas”

CAC 2016 Cultural Month Schedule

This year the CAC will be celebrating Arabic Culture for an entire month, from April 16 – May 15. For a full list of the month’s events, click here!

2016 Culture Festival Highlights!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Arabic culture with us on April 16th!

Arabic Talk Time

Join us and practice your Arabic! April 30, 2016.

Arabic Jug Dance Workshop with Shadia

Join internationally beloved artist Shadia in a workshop on the Art of Jug Balancing and Dance! May 7th, 2016

Screening of Film “The Prophet”

Salma Hayek’s film “The Prophet” will show at Studio Cinema on May 15th, 2016.

Annual MLK Jr. Celebration: January 18th

  Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Public Schools Present: The Somerville Annual MLK Jr Day Celebration “Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: power to impact positive change in our community.”   This Fabulous Program Includes: MLK Day MC Marcus Santos SHS World Percussion Ensemble SheBoom Poet Laureate Nicole Terez Dutton & more!!! Refreshments Provided … Continue reading

December 11th Film Screening

  The CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Present:   TUNISIA, YEAR ZERO “The story of the first democracy in the Arab world.” A Film by Feriel Ben Mahmoud     We will be joined by Guest Speaker Professor Rachid Aadnani for a discussion after the film. Date: December 11, 2o15 Time: 6:30 … Continue reading

Keep Arabic Culture Alive!

The Center for Arabic Culture (CAC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes Arabic language, culture and the Arab American experience at its best. CAC is reaching its 10-year mark and its existence is only possible because of generous donors like you.

The Aida Camp Alphabet

Come hear about this bilingual storybook made by children of Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, The West Bank! Book Reading Event with Professor Amahl Bishara Saturday, December 5, 4:30-6:00 191 Highland Av. Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143 Middle Eastern Reception & Light refreshments will be served. Free to the Public  Children of Aida Refugee Camp … Continue reading

Call for Bi-lingual Volunteers at Boston Children Hospital

Call for Bi-lingual Volunteers at Boston Children Hospital- Cultural Navigator Program Cultural Navigator Volunteers – At the Boston Campus, work closely with our International Health Center and Front Line Team to welcome patients and families from around the world and acquaint them with the Boston Children’s Hospital community. We are seeking bi-lingual and multi-cultural volunteers … Continue reading

Mujid S. Kazimi Memorial Fund

Mujid S. Kazimi Memorial Fund The MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering has established an endowed fund in honor of our dear friend Professor Mujid Kazimi to support graduate students. Mujid passed away suddenly in July while on business in China. Professor Kazimi, a pillar of the Arab-American community in the United States, was … Continue reading

November 2015 Cook With CAC Session!

Class if Full! Registration is now closed Check our website for the next class date! We will announce it soon! Cook With CAC! Kunafa Nabulsieh Lesson! Join the New Cook with CAC session at Union Kitchen on November 13! Enjoy home-style Arabic authentic cooking you cannot find at any culinary school. We’ll learn a popular … Continue reading

October Film Screening

Creative Dissent Exhibit Film Screening of “We Are Egypt: Behind the Revolution” on October 30th at the CAC in Somerville, MA. Free and open to the public. Followed by an open discussion with the director, Lillie Paquette!

Fall 2015 Film Screenings

The CAC & Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT are collaborating this fall to present 3 award-winning documentaries! These films are part of the Creative Dissent Exhibit at MIT. The first film will be on October 30th in Somerville, MA and will be followed by a discussion with the director. Free and open to the public. See you there!

Art Exhibition: Creative Dissent

This art exhibit explores the visual arts and other expressive media of the recent Arab World uprisings. This exhibition will be held from September 10 – December 23, 2015, at the Elliot K. Wolk Gallery at MIT. Free and open to the public.

Tarabists: A Musical Comedy Show

Karim Nagi and the Center for Arabic Culture present Tarabists: a musical comedy show with Karim Nagi and Amer Zahr. Come see them in Cambridge on September 26th!

Kahlil Gibran Film Premier August 21st!

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet stars Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Alfred Molina, in a story based on the worldwide bestselling book, written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King).

Summer Colloquial Arabic Classes!

Learn to Communicate in New Language! Beginner Levantine Session! Register Today Click Here to Learn More

Cooking Class May 29th!

Learn to cook Fatteh, a vegetarian dinner and breakfast dish, on May 29th! Cooking classes are held at KitchenInc in Somerville and are $35/person. Join us!

Al Hurra TV Program about the CAC!

The CAC was featured on the TV program Al Hurra! Watch the video!

Highlights from the CAC 2015 Spring Fling Open House

The Second Annual Spring Fling was a great success! Thank you to all who contributed!

The CAC Children’s Choir on the Front Page of the Somerville Journal!

It was an Honor to Participate at the MLK Celebration on January 19 at East Somerville Community School! Special Thanks to Somerville Office of Commissions for Inviting the CAC Choir and for Organizing Such a Wonderful Event.

Tufts Eid Festival – September 2nd

Join the Tufts Muslim Community in celebrating Eid al-Adha! September 2nd in Medford, MA.

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