Diwali Family Celebration

When: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:00am
Dancers perform during a Diwali celebration.
Photo courtesy of Macaulay Deewane

Light up your day and celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights at the Museum. Diwali, a holiday celebrated by many communities across the world, signifies the triumph of good over darkness. Enjoy a special interactive performance by Macaulay Deewane, decorate a diya (clay oil lamp) to take home, and savor a traditional Indian treat. All families and friends are welcome.

11am–12pm — Interactive performance with Macauly Deewane

12:15–2pm — Art-Making Activity and Treat Tasting

Macaulay Deewane, CUNY’s premier Bollywood Fusion Dance Team, seeks to promote Bollywood Fusion Dance and South Asian culture through performing and competing at the collegiate level. Showcasing talent from all five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay Deewane combines elements of traditional as well as modern art forms to produce eclectic performances. The team has broadcasted their talents to venues all along the East Coast, and strives to expand its exposure by continuing to compete and perform throughout the country.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and free for Members, geared to families with children ages 6–12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. 


Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and the Frank J. Antun Foundation.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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