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  • Sep 12, 2017

CHA to Host New England Muslim Festival on Sept. 17

Cambridge Health Alliance will host the second annual New England Muslim Festival on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the CHA Malden Care Center located at 195 Canal St. in Malden.

The event, which will take place from 12-6 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The festival will feature several arts and music performances, including an appearance by Canadian sensation Deen Squad, as well as a grand bazaar with International food stalls, the Kids’ Zone with rides and activities, an informational booth with a "Try on Hijab" table, a professional henna artist, CHA-sponsored free health screening and opportunities to meet local Muslim residents of New England.

“We were thrilled by the success of last year’s Festival, and we can’t wait to welcome our community again this year,” said event organizer Malika MacDonald. “In these times of widespread misunderstanding about American Muslims, it’s more important than ever that we show our neighbors who we truly are.”

The festival is a partnership between the City of Malden, Islamic Council of New England and Cambridge Health Alliance.


Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health system committed to providing high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA has expertise in primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services, as well as caring for diverse and complex populations. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care through the system’s affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, visit

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