The Grand Gala

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
6 p.m. reception | 7 p.m. dinner
The Grand Gala

The Henry Hotel | Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI 48126

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The Arab American National Museum (AANM) hosts its Grand Gala, themed Rajeen Ya Hawa: To Gather Again, at The Henry in Dearborn! Presented by the Friends of AANM, the Grand Gala celebrates AANM’s singular role as the first and only museum dedicated to telling the Arab American story.

This year, we are excited to welcome the National Arab Orchestra, featuring vocalists Usama Baalbaki and Nibal Malshi, as entertainment for the evening.

The Grand Gala is more than a fundraiser; it is a festive reunion of our resilient Arab American community and a celebration of strength and hope. Despite a range of challenges since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, AANM has continued to provide free and accessible online educational and cultural programming to keep the Arab American community engaged, connected and safe.

Please note, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, particularly the highly contagious Delta variant, AANM respectfully asks that all Gala attendees be fully vaccinated before attending the event. Please plan to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the event. Wearing face masks will be optional, though strongly encouraged.

As we carefully and intentionally approach normal once again, join us this year at the spectacular Henry Hotel in Dearborn for a rejuvenating evening of fine dining and entertainment. Celebrating our re-emergence into social gatherings, the Grand Gala salutes a thriving Dearborn and its vibrant Arab American community.

For more information, please contact MayAnn (Miyan) Sobh at msobh “at”

  • October 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm