Diwali: Festival of Lights Himalayan Heritage Online
Saturday, November 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Join the Rubin Museum in Manhattan in celebrating Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lights, at home and bring light to these challenging times.
This virtual gathering features opening music from Neil and Maitreya Padukone, a father-son duo who play guitar, sitar, and table in the Indo-Latin fusion band Salsa Masala, and recipients of awards from the Queens Council on the Arts and The Shed. India Home seniors and Telugu Literary and Cultural Association will showcase their talent, and community members will share Diwali song and dance, including the traditional folk dance form of Garba. During the themed live drawing class, attendees can participate from home, and they will learn how to create Rangoli flower designs.
An official holiday in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and many other countries, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Join the Rubin Museum in this celebration of life and light!
This program is hosted by Tashi Chodron, Himalayan Cultural Programs and Partnerships, Rubin Museum of Art, and followed by a public Q&A.
Registration is free: https://bit.ly/2HFsoY7