The House of Palestine does not have a cottage yet, but on designated Sundays they are hosts at the Hall of Nations from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Guests can view displayed arts and crafts, read informational literature, view videotapes about Palestinian heritage, sample food and ask questions. Please refer to the Hall of Nations schedule for details and dates.
The members of the House of Palestine are hosting their annual lawn program in the month of August every year.
The entertainment is provided by folk dancers, a band of Arabic drum and oud, and sometimes they have a fashion show of costumes and dresses.
Tables are set up to display artifacts and books, as well as traditional dresses and clothes to be viewed by the visitors to the park. A coffee “jelseh” (seating) is setup on the grass in the lawn area, featuring a woven carpet topped with large embroidered pillows, and serving coffee from a gold coffee pot in tiny cups for a visual taste of Palestinian hospitality. Visitors can also have their name written onto a card in the artistic lettering of the Arabic language.
The foods served are traditionally falafel, hummus, chicken shawerma sandwiches, moujadara, grape leaves and tabouleh. The deserts are a variety of freshly made specialties and Arabic Lemonade.
For the Ethnic Food Fair the menu is the same as it is for the lawn program.
For the December Nights the menu is also the same plus hot mint tea and Arabic coffee.