Flushing Town Hall to celebrate 4th Annual Diwali Festival on November 10

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Abha Roy (left) and DJ Rekha (right) (Courtesy: Flushing Town Hall)

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate the Festival of Lights with their fourth annual Diwali Festival on Saturday, November 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., with a Diwali Dance Party, featuring DJ Rekha and Abha Roy in a mash-up of Bhangra and Kathak music and dance styles.

The event will also feature cooking workshops, dance lessons, traditional foods, and family-friendly activities such as a jewelry workshop, rangoli workshop and henna painting.

DJ Rekha will bring on a Bhangra dance party while Indian dancer Abha B. Roy and the Srijan Dance Center, will present “Parvati-Putra,” a dance drama re-telling of the story of the birth of Ganesha from Parvati’s point of view, while cooking workshops will be led by Nupur Arora, the owner of Queens Curry Kitchen.

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Other participants include Puja Singh, Sarika Persaud, Amanjeet Kaur and professional dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, visual artist and educator Alisha Desai.

“Diwali is a festive time of gift-giving, charity and sharing in feasts with loved ones. We are excited to continue this tradition at Flushing Town Hall and to provide an experience that fills all senses: musical performances, classical dance, traditional food, henna painting, fashion and much more,” Ellen Kodadek, the Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall, is quoted saying in a press release.

Tickets are $15 and $20 for members and $10 for students and children; they are available at www.flushingtownhall.org.

According to a press release, the Diwali Festival is supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; The National Endowment of the Arts; The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Con Edison; The New York Community Bank Foundation; and Affinity Health Plan.

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