Seventh annual Diwali celebration coming to Flushing City Corridor –

Subsequent month, be part of Flushing City Corridor for the seventh annual Diwali celebration filled with music, dance, conventional meals and family-friendly actions.

The socially distanced “competition of lights” celebration will happen on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 137-35 Northern Blvd. The occasion will likely be in individual, however is proscribed to 150 individuals in two blocks of time on account of COVID-19. The competition may even be streamed stay on YouTube for world audiences and for many who can’t make it in individual.

In accordance with Hindu tradition, Diwali or Deepavali comes from the Sanskrit phrase which means “row of lights” and has origins as a part of an historic harvest competition celebrating the earth’s fertility and a affluent new harvest.

The day of solidarity is marked with diyas —oil-wick candles — that “illuminate streets and houses, banishing the darkness of ignorance or struggling.”

Flushing City Corridor’s all-ages dance social gathering will characteristic music performed by London-born, Flushing-raised Basement Bhangra musician, DJ, producer, curator and activist DJ Rekha. Attendees may even study Bollywood, bhangra and Katak dance strikes with grasp educating artist and creative director of the Srijan Dance Firm, Abha Roy.

Different friends embrace Angela Rostick and Ling Tang who will “commerce steps” in a present of kathak footwork, American faucet and Chinese language Tibetan faucet dance, Anju Modak who will give a stay Rangoli demonstration and a videotaped cooking workshop by Queens Curry Kitchen proprietor Nupur Arora.

The winners of the first-ever Rangoli Design Competitors will likely be unveiled on the competition.

“Diwali is a festive time of gift-giving, charity and sharing in feasts with family members,” Ellen Kodadek, government and creative director of Flushing City Corridor, stated. “We’re proud to proceed this custom for a seventh 12 months and to offer an expertise that fills all senses: musical performances, classical dance, conventional meals, henna portray, vogue and far more – together with our first-ever Rangoli competitors. We thank the Guru Krupa Basis for its beneficiant assist for this 12 months’s competition.”

As a consequence of COVID, Flushing City Corridor is splitting the competition into two classes: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a pair of to 4 p.m.

In-person tickets are $15 and $10 for Flushing City Corridor members and kids. Tickets have to be bought upfront as they won’t be offered on the door. Digital tickets are $7 and $5 for members.

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