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Happy Durga Pooja

By  Labiba Ali Growing up in Old Dhaka, I experienced Durga Puja firsthand. My earliest memory was hearing the night air punctuated by the drumming of dhols, which played all night, all ten days of Durga Puja. The final night the dhols took on extra vigor as they accompanied Durga on her final journey to

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Our mission is to celebrate Bengali culture & people

We do that through storytelling, community building and discourse in order to further empower the diaspora. BoNY is proud to have a network of amazing organizations that share in our goals and objectives. Please show your support. 


Mai Soli Foundation seeks to tackle gender inequality and cyclical dependency at its root, by freeing young girls to unlock their potential through education and empowerment, specifically focusing on Bangladeshi girls.


Khan's Tutorial is a tutoring academy with 10 locations in the New York metro area. Since it’s inception in 1994, by Dr. Mansur Khan, the expert team at Khan’s Tutorial has helped thousands of students excel in their standardized exams, achieve outstanding grades, and gain acceptance to the specialized high schools & top universities across the nation.


Seeks to improve the livelihood of vulnerable and under-resourced immigrant women and youth by providing digital skills training and resources required to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Bangladeshi-American Society of Professionals

Seeks to create an active networking platform for Bangladeshi-American professionals in addition to developing and empowering students and entry-level professionals through mentorship, network development and knowledge sharing.

Bangladesh Development Project

As young Bangladeshis in the United States, BDP believes that it is imperative to shed light on the injustices imposed on underprivileged children in Bangladesh. Unjust labor laws, unequal educational opportunities, and healthcare inequities are realities that we cannot escape.

Bengali Mental Health Movement

Bengali Mental Health Movement (BMHM) is an initiative that was born out of a desire to unite our unique community in an effort to make mental health resources more accessible and to break the stigma of speaking about our mental health experiences.


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If you have been on the lookout for delicious Bengali dishes you can enjoy at home, look no further. We have options for everyone

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