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Long Island Car Parade set to be biggest India Day celebration in USA


Hicksville, NY: Even as the better known India Day celebrations in America have been forced by Covid-19 to downsize this year to just tricolor unfurling, IDP USA is set to keep India’s flag flying high with a Car Parade on August 15 in Hicksville,  the newest Little India. This is the 8th year that IDP USA...

Hempstead Town celebrates Indian Republic Day with ceremonial flag raising over Town Hall


Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin was joined by members of the Town Board and dignitaries from the Indian American Forum for a ceremonial hoisting of the National Flag of India to mark the 72nd India Republic Day. The small socially distanced ceremony held outside of Hempstead Town Hall was an important show of solidarity between the...

AIA and AIF host Veterans Day program in LI


A 'Salute to Veterans and Heroes' program was organized on November 10, 2020 at Town of Oyster Bay Town Hall, by AIA (Association of Indians in America) with IAF (Indian American Forum). The two organizations distributed 450 new winter jackets and 240 packages of caps, socks and gloves to the veterans and homeless people in...

Frontline Heroes honored by IALI at its 42nd Gala


Garden City, NY: Frontline heroes – doctors and nurses, law enforcement personnel, humanitarians and volunteers alike -- were honored for their exceptional service to the community during the pandemic at the 42nd Annual Gala Luncheon of the Indian Association of Long Island (IALI).  Following all social distancing norms and limited guests list, the event was held October 11 at...

RCHS distributes 500 backpacks for school children


By The SATimes News Service Freeport, NY: Rotary Club of Hicksville South (RCHS) held its annual backpack distribution event before the start  of the school year at the Caroline B. Atkinson Elementary School of Freeport on August 27. Despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic, RCHS gave away 500 good quality backpacks with school supplies to the students who...

India Day celebrated with Car Parade on Long Island


by SATimes Team Hicksville, NY: Necessity, as they say is the mother of invention. Not cowed down by Covid-19, Long Island’s IDP USA went on to find an alternative to holding the annual India Day Parade in Hicksville. The successful Car Parade that took place on August 15 afternoon was so smooth and successful that now...