NEW YORK (TIP): The Association of Indians in America, NY Chapter (AIA-NY) is hosting its 28th Annual Deepavali Festival at the South Street Seaport on Sunday, October 4th from 12 noon till 7pm, culminating with a spectacular display of Fireworks. The event, according to the organizers, is one of the largest in the tri-state area, attracting 75,000 – 100,000 people. Festival of Deepavali meaning ‘A row of lamps’ is also popularly known as Diwali, or ‘Festival of Lights’. It signifies the triumph of ‘Good over Evil’. The festival will be a full day celebration with numerous corporate booths, food & clothing vendors, performances and activities for the whole family including a live grand display of fireworks.
The theme for the Festival this year will be “Empowerment of Youth”. Towards that objective, “Naach Inferno”, a successful new attraction to the Festival in 2014, is an inter-collegiate dance competition that will take place again this year. Colleges and Universities will compete to win a grand prize and a special segment on Star TV, one of India’s most popular television networks. Authentic Indian cuisine, a holistic Health Fair, unforgettable performances, in addition to a splendor showcase of Indian culture, arts, crafts, jewelry, traditional clothes along with fun filled activities for children such as a Carnival – a new attraction this year -promises the evening to be a memorable one for all. The grand finale of the evening will be the display of live Fireworks over the East River, enthralling thousands of New Yorkers.
The Association of Indians in America (AIA) is the oldest not-for-profit organization of Asian Indians in America founded on August 20, 1967. It is the grassroots national organization of Asian immigrants in the United States. With chapters and membership spread across the United States of America, AIA represents the hopes and aspirations of those immigrants who are united by their common bond of Indian Heritage and American Commitment. This year, AIA-NY’s 28th Deepavali celebrations are going to be held on Sunday Oct 4, 2015 at the South Street Seaport (89 South St. New York, NY 10038). For more information, visit www.theaiany.org and Like on Facebook – theaiany.