Today marks the start of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. It’s a joyous celebration filled with the lighting of lamps, food, friends and fireworks.
Are you celebrating? If you are, we would love to see photos of your family. (Send them here.) If you don’t celebrate the holiday, you can still participate in festivities and learn about Diwali at these NYC events:
Family Art Day
Who: All ages.
What: Celebrate Diwali the festival of lights! Mold your own clay lamp and decorate it with beautiful materials. Join other families to create Rangoli – patterns made on the floor with flower petals.
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York NY.
When: Saturday, November 6 at 2 pm.
Cost: $10 per person. (members $5)
Who: Older kids and their parents.
What: Members of the East-West School of Dance will perform the story of Diwali to celebrate the annual Indian festival known as the “Festival of Lights.”
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York NY.
When: Saturday, November 6 from 2 pm – 4 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission. (If you’re a Bank of America cardholder, admission is free this weekend!)