Diwali in New York is back with a bang this year. Thanks to the official release of Diwali Stamp in USA which resulted from the 15-year movement by Indians in America! The official recognition of Diwali festival in USA doubles the celebration for the Indian American community in New York and other cities. New York is gearing up for the celebration with a number of Diwali events from Times Square to Garden City. IndianEagle shares a list of major Diwali events in New York along with necessary details:
Diwali at Times Square 2016
Times Square in New York City is one of the best places to celebrate Diwali in New York. Diwali at Times Square is not just the biggest of all upcoming Indian events in New York but also the grandest celebration of Indian culture. The New York Indian community has been waiting for the Times Square Diwali 2016 with a bated breath. It is an 8-hour celebration over live performances, fashion shows, dance & music competitions, photography exhibition and other creative programs like rangoli painting. The skyline of New York City will dazzle with fireworks during Diwali at Times Square 2016.
- Date: October 16, Sunday
- Venue: Times Square, 42-44th Street and Broadway, New York City
- Contact Number: 212.216.9305
South Street Seaport Diwali 2016 New York
One of the upcoming Diwali events in USA, the South Street Seaport Diwali 2016 in New York City seems to promise a good time for the Indian community. The Association of Indians in America AIA), an organization of Asian immigrants in the US, hosts Diwali for New York Indians as part of their socio-cultural activities every year. The AIA works for the welfare of Asian Indians in the US and promotes the culture of India in the US. Around 125 children participated in the celebration last year. Admission to this Diwali event NYC is free.
- Date: October 2, Sunday
- Time: 12 noon – 7PM
- Venue: South Street Seaport, Water & Fulton Streets, NYC, NY 10038
- Host: The Association of Indians in American (AIA)
- Contact Number: 718.468.4160
Diwali Motorcade & Cultural Show 2016
The Divya Jyoti Association of New York hosts a grand celebration of Diwali at Richmond Hill in New York City every year. One of the most popular Diwali events 2016 in New York, the Motorcade & Cultural Show comprises creative entertainment programs including a parade, a havan ceremony, worship of Goddess Lakshmi and prize distribution. The event culminates in awarding lucrative prizes to the best decorated vehicles. The Diwali Motorcade event is all the rage with young Indians in New York City.
- Date: October 22, Saturday
- Time: Starting at 3 PM
- Venue: Arya Spritual Center Ground, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11419
- Host: Divya Jyoti Association
New York University: Hindu Students Council Diwali 2016
Diwali celebration by the Global Student Dental Association of New York University is one of the most awaited New York City events 2016 in the calendar of USA. NYC’s Hindu Students Council organizes a Diwali celebration party for the Indian American students and the students from India.
- Date: To be announced
- Venue: NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor
- Host: NYU Global Student Dental Association
New York City’s Bhangra’s Diwali Party 2016
A nice time ahead for the Indians in New York! NYC Bhangra Dance Company is gearing up to host the annual Diwali party, which is full of entertainment for Indian Americans. The NYC Bhangra Diwali Party is, no doubt, one of the most sought after Diwali events 2016 in New York.
- Date: To be announced
- Venue: SOB’s, 204 Varick Street, New York City, NY 100014
- Host: NYC Bhangra Dance Company
AsaMai Hindu Temple & Community Center Diwali Mela
The Afghan Hindu Association is one of the cultural organizations in New York. It organizes a fair to celebrate Diwali at AsaMai Hindu Temple & Community Center in Hicksville every year. Diwali 2016 is their 11th annual celebration. The fair is one of the most spectacular Diwali events in New York.
- Date: October 9, Sunday
- Venue: 80 East Barclay Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
- Host: Afghan Hindu Association
Sur Sangam Diwali Dinner 2016
On the list of Diwali events 2016 in New York, the Sur Sangam Diwali celebration comprises a gala dinner at Akbar Restaurant in Garden City NY. The dinner is an annual fund raising activity. The guests are served delicious Indian food amidst soulful notes of music and regal interiors of the restaurant during the event.
- Date: To be announced
- Venue: Akbar Restaurant, 2 South Street, Garden City, NY 11530
- Host: Arya Samaj of Long Island Inc.
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