New York Diwali 2017: Celebrate Festival of Lights from Times Square to Garden City

Diwali in New York is back with a bang this year! New York Indians are gearing up to celebrate the festival of lights through  a number of Diwali events from Times Square to Garden City. Diwali is one of the few Indian festivals which are celebrated with great pomp and loads of enthusiasm. We at Indian Eagle compiled some of the best New York Diwali 2017 events along with venue and timing details below.          

New York Diwali 2017: Times Square

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Times Square is one of the best places to celebrate Diwali in New York. Diwali at Times Square is not just the biggest of all October 2017 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 2017 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 Times Square Diwali 2017.

  • Date: October 7, Saturday
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Venue: Times Square, 42-44th Street and Broadway, New York City
  • Contact Number: 212.216.9305

New York Diwali 2017: South Street Seaport

One of the best Diwali events in New York, South Street Seaport Diwali 2017 seems to promise a good time for New York Indians. 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 activity every year. The AIA works for the welfare of Asian Indians and promotes the culture of India in USA. Around 125 children participated in the celebration last year. South Street Seaport Diwali 2017 is one of the free Indian events in New York.

  • Date: October 1, Sunday
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Venue: South Street Seaport, Water & Fulton Streets, NYC, NY 10038
  • Host: The Association of Indians in American (AIA)
  • Contact Number: 718.468.4160

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New York Diwali: India Fest 2017

India Fest 2017 is another very popular New York Diwali event. India Fest 2017 will be held at Hilton Long Island in Melville, New York and is hosted by India Association of Long Island (IALI). The fest is one of the most awaited Indian events for New York Diwali 2017.

  • Date: To be announced
  • Venue: Hilton Long Island, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, New York, NY 11747
  • Host: India Association of Long Island (IALI)
  • Contact Number: 516.965.2931

Diwali Motorcade & Cultural Show 2017 

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 New York Diwali events, 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 14, Saturday
  • Time: Starting at 3 PM
  • Venue: Arya Spritual Center Ground, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11419
  • Host: Divya Jyoti Association

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New York Diwali 2017:  Basera Indian Bistro 

Basera Indian Bistro, one of the Indian restaurants for the best Indian food in New York, will celebrate Diwali with a 2-day event on October 20 and October 21 this year. The restaurant will host Desi Dance Night, a Bollywood themed dance party, on October 20 to celebrate Diwali 2017 in New York. Live Belly Dancing is a major draw of the Desi Dance Night. It will be followed by a Family Fashion Show and Dinner on October 21. Guests will be served a 4 course Indian dinner while under the magic of fashion show. RSVP is a must for booking your table at Basera Indian Bistro, New York.

  • Date: October 20 and 21
  • Venue: 745 9th Avenue, New York, NY10019
  • Contact Number: 212.757.9787,

New York Diwali 2017: Flushing Town Hall 

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, a non-profit organization, is all set to celebrate Diwali 2017 with New York Indians on October 29 at Flushing Town Hall. The 3rd Annual Diwali Festival at Flushing Town Hall will be a grand celebration accompanied by cultural programs including Bhangra and Kathak. This New York Diwali 2017 event will feature Abha Roy, an eminent Kathak artist and DJ Rekha, the founder of Basement Bhangra. Since Diwali at Flushing Town Hall in Queens is a family event, the programs also include cooking workshops, henna painting, dance lessons, and likes. Moreover, Indian handicrafts will be there for sale. Interestingly, teenagers in the 13 to 19 age group will be let in to attend any performance or program for free.

  • Date: October 29
  • Time: 1-4 PM
  • Venue: 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, Queens, NY 11354
  • Contact Number: 718-463-7700

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New York Hindu Students Council Diwali 2017 

Diwali celebration by the Global Student Dental Association of New York University is one of the most awaited New York City events 2017 in the calendar of USA. NYC’s Hindu Students Council organizes a Diwali celebration party for 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 Diwali Party 2017 

A nice time ahead for 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 New York Diwali 2017 events.

  • Date: To be announced
  • Venue: SOB’s, 204 Varick Street, New York City, NY 100014
  • Host: NYC Bhangra Dance Company

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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. New York Diwali 2017 is their 12th annual celebration. The fair is one of the most spectacular Diwali events in New York.

  • Date: October 15, Sunday
  • Time: 10 am to Sunset
  • Venue: 80 East Barclay Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
  • Host: Afghan Hindu Association

New York Diwali 2017: Sur Sangam Diwali Dinner 

On the list of Diwali events 2017 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 in the 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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4 thoughts on “New York Diwali 2017: Celebrate Festival of Lights from Times Square to Garden City

  1. Sunil sukhdeo

    Namaste / good afternoon – the Diwali motorcade will be on 10/22 starting at 3 pm.
    Please update your site. Thank you so much


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