The South Asian Times

17 January 2020 22:24 PM


Diwali Satsang and Celebration

When: October 27

Where: Shri Ram Sharanam, 61, Burke Ave, Jericho, NY – 11753

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

The program will include Amritvani Satsang and Bhajans. Satsang will be conducted by Kumar Raj Gandharvaji. The program will be followed by prizes and gifts.

Contact: Phone: 516-932-7677


Vedic Heritage Inc Dipawali Mela 2019

When: Nov 2 & Nov 3 

Where: Vedic Heritage Inc – Pandit Jasraj Auditorium, 111 Jerusalem Ave., Hempstead NY 11550 

Time:  5 pm

On Nov 2 vocals by Arati Ankalikar Tikekar. Sitar by Pandit Shubhendra Rao & Cello by Saskia Rao-de Hass. Dance by Pandita Uma Dogra.

On Nov 3 vocals by Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma. Dance by Padma Shri Vidushi Madhavi Mudgal.

Rimli Roy and Surati’s ‘Ramaavan’ – A musical

When: October 30 - November 3

Based on one of the greatest epic tales from India, 'The Ramayana' - retold in English in this original production also highlights the story of Diwali.

For details email: or call (201) 792-2650 / 360-1553 

New York City Council celebrates Diwali

When: October 29

Time: Doors open – 5.30 pm • Event begins – 6.00 pm 

Where: Council Chambers City Hall New York, NY 10007 

Speaker Corey Johnson with Council Member Rory I. Lancman and Adrienne Adams, Daniel Dromm, Mathieu Eugene Barry Grodenchik, Robert Holden, Peter Koo, Alan Maisel, Steven Matteo. I. Daneek Miller Donovan Richards, Ydanis Rodriguez, Eric Ulrich,Paul Vallone, Kalman Yeger and the Members of the New York City Council will be celebrating Diwali.

Flushing Town Hall’s 5th Annual Diwali Festival

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, Queens.

When: Nov 2

Time: 1-4 pm

Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Flushing Town Hall, a non-profit organization, is all set to celebrate Diwali 2019. The event features Basement Bhangra’s DJ Rekha, cooking workshops, dance lessons, Indian handicrafts, family-friendly activities.  

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NYC Diwali 2019: Ganesh Temple Flushing, Queens

When:  October 26

Time: 11.30 am – 2.30pm

Where: 45-57 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Diwali at Ganesh Temple Flushing is celebrated in collaboration with the Queens Museum. Home to a thriving canteen for traditional Indian food, Ganesh Temple in Queens has its Diwali celebration schedule chockablock with programs. A free hands-on art and painting workshop is organized for children of all ages. It is followed by live Nagaswaram performance, Garba and Dandiya.

Diwali at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

When: October 27

Time: 2 pm

Where:  212 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

Diwali celebration at Children’s Museum of Manhattan is an opportunity for Indian-origin children to explore age-old folk tales and mythical legends of India through a Puppet Show. The Culture Tree is an educational and cultural program that is equally appealing to kids and adults. Do note that this free event is first come first served because of limited space.

Museum of the City of New York Diwali 2019

When: October 27

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Where: 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Among the few places for free Indian events in New York, this Diwali 2019 is the Museum of the City of New York. Open to all, the museum invites New Yorkers, irrespective of religion and community, to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Visitors can make and decorate their own diyas for home. Diwali 2019 at the Museum of the City of New York will culminate in a traditional Indian feast. A special cultural program is on the agenda, too.

Family Day Diwali at Asia Society

When: Nov 2

Time: 1 -5 pm

Where: 725 Park Avenue, NY 10021

Named ‘Family Day: Diwali Lights Up’, the Asia Society 2019 program is full of wonders for Indian kids in New York to learn the tidbits of Diwali festival.

Diwali San Antonio

When: Nov 2

Where: Hemisfair, San Antonio, Texas

The Diwali SA Festival was created in 2009 to commemorate the signing of a Sister-City relationship between the City of San Antonio and Chennai, India in 2008. The event is held on the first Saturday of November from 5 pm to midnight at Hemisfair.

DFWICS 14th Grand Diwali Mela

Where:  Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX

When: Nov 2

Time: 4 pm to Midnight

Dallas Fort Worth Indian Cultural Society’s 14th Annual Diwali Mela is expecting the current year to be a great success too with an expected turnout of approximately 60,000 Asians.

From Ram Leela and Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan to spectacular fireworks, kids slide, cultural dances to mouthwatering Indian food, all packed in one of the biggest carnivals of its kind in America.

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RICA Diwali Dhamaka

When: Nov 17

Time: Gates open 4 pm

Where: Interlake High School, 16245 NE 24th Street, Bellevue WA 98008

When you're not dancing to Bollywood spin by a live DJ, fill up on sweets and savory Indian-inspired food and drinks and watch dance performances. Proceeds from Redmond Indian Cultural Association Diwali Dhamaka go towards Vidya & Child which works to bridge the gap for those children in India who have little or no access to education.

BollyGrooves Annual Diwaloween

When: Oct 26

Where: The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Kill two birds with one very festive stone by celebrating Halloween and India's festival of lights on the same night. Hear music from Canadian dhol player 2faanmusic, dance to Bollywood music from DJ Aanshul and DJ TAMM, enter a costume contest, wear free glow necklaces, and eat free candy.


Update: 30 Oct, 2019