Celebration of Deepavali – in collaboration with the Queens Museum Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Celebrating Deepavali with the community, in a common space, has been very rewarding, as these events bring about awareness of our Hindu culture to the community at large.

Choosing to celebrate at the Queens Museum has been doubly exciting as the enthusiastic museum goers are always eager to participate and join in the celebrations.

We have been celebrating Deepavali at the Queens Museum for the past several years with Art Workshop/Exhibition, followed by cultural entertainment program.

This year, instead of the audience being just voyeurs, they have the opportunity to become part of the Dandia (dancing by tapping each others’ sticks to the rhythm of the music) program!

This is a ‘Must Attend’ event, which brings awareness of our vibrant and colorful culture to our local community. Please come in large numbers.

Schedule & Location of Events

1-2:30 p.m.: Temple Youth Diwali Art Exhibition, 2nd Floor, 2nd Floor Werwaiss Gallery

1-2:30 p.m.: Hands-on Diya (clay lamp) painting workshop for children, 2nd Floor Werwaiss Gallery

1:30-2:30 p.m.: QM Educators lead a rangoli  drop-in workshop for children 5-12 years old, 2nd Floor Unisphere Gallery

2:30-4:30 p.m.: Join us in the Main Atrium for Cultural Show, Community Garba & Dandiya folk dances of Gujarat, and Lighting of 3000 candles. All are invited to participate, no experience necessary.

Location : Queens Museum Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

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