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The Decorated Word: Writing and Picturing in Islamic Calligraphy @ The Met

The Decorated Word: Writing and Picturing in Islamic Calligraphy @ The Met

Exhibition

April 8, 2019 To November 3, 2019

The Met, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

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Sita and Rama: The Ramayana in Indian Painting

Sita and Rama: The Ramayana in Indian Painting

Exhibition

August 10, 2019 To August 20, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York

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In Focus: Lakshmi

In Focus: Lakshmi

Exhibition

September 10, 2019 To January 5, 2020

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

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madhvi parekh | the curious seeker

madhvi parekh | the curious seeker

Art, Exhibition

September 13, 2019 To October 27, 2019

DAG, Fuller, 41 E 57th St building suite 708, New York

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India House Navratri

India House Navratri

Dance

September 20, 2019 To October 19, 2019

Sportika, 150 Woodward Road, Manalapan, NJ

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INAPPROPRIATED: THE TOY GANDHI

INAPPROPRIATED: THE TOY GANDHI

Art, Exhibition

October 2, 2019 To October 26, 2019

AICON GALLERY, 35 Great Jones Street, New York

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Symin Adive: Bari: Know Your Place

Symin Adive: Bari: Know Your Place

Art

October 4, 2019 To October 20, 2019

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

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Laughter is Fireworks of the Soul: Women Empowerment Series (Comedy nite)

Laughter is Fireworks of the Soul: Women Empowerment Series (Comedy nite)

Comedy

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Saanjh Indian Cuisine 304 Georges Road, South Brunswick Township, NJ

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Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flow of India and Korea

Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flow of India and Korea

Talk

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

112 W 27th St Ste 600, New York

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Junoon Live in Concert

Junoon Live in Concert

Vocals

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

9:00 pm

Cure Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ

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Hansaveena/Bansuri Concert – Barun Kumar Pal/Steve Gorn

Hansaveena/Bansuri Concert – Barun Kumar Pal/Steve Gorn

Music

October 19, 2019 To October 19, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, New York

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Ragas Live Festival 2019

Ragas Live Festival 2019

Music

October 19, 2019 To October 20, 2019

7:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn

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IAAC Literary Festival

IAAC Literary Festival

Talk

October 19, 2019 To October 20, 2019

Hagop Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square S, New York

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Dandiya Dhamaka

Dandiya Dhamaka

Dance

October 19, 2019 To October 19, 2019

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Secaucus Recreation Center, 1200 Koelle Blvd, Secaucus, NJ

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Diwali Fest NJ 2019

Diwali Fest NJ 2019

Family

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

12:30 pm To 6:30 pm

The Woodland 60 Woodland Road Maplewood, NJ

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Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan

Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan

Music

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

4:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

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Reading and conversation with Purvi Shah and Rosamond S. King

Reading and conversation with Purvi Shah and Rosamond S. King

Talk

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

1:00 pm To 3:00 pm

The Carson McCullers House, 131 S. Broadway, Nyack

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Azra Raza In Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee

Azra Raza In Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee

Talk

October 21, 2019 To October 21, 2019

6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

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Perrine Presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Perrine Presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Dance, Food

October 23, 2019 To October 23, 2019

5:30 pm To 8:30 pm

The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, New York

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Utsav Lal at Steinway Hall

Utsav Lal at Steinway Hall

Music

October 23, 2019 To October 23, 2019

6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Steinway Hall, 1133 6th Avenue, New York

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2019 Asia Game Changer Awards and Dinner

2019 Asia Game Changer Awards and Dinner

Gala

October 24, 2019 To October 24, 2019

Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York

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COMPOSER PORTRAITS – Vijay Iyer

COMPOSER PORTRAITS – Vijay Iyer

Music

October 24, 2019 To October 24, 2019

8:00 pm

Miller Theater at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York

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2020 Census: Discussion about the risk of undercounting among South Indians

2020 Census: Discussion about the risk of undercounting among South Indians

Talk

October 24, 2019 To October 24, 2019

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Iselin Adult Day Care, 477 NJ-27, Iselin, NJ

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The Grand Diwali Extravaganza

The Grand Diwali Extravaganza

Clubs, Fashion

October 25, 2019 To October 25, 2019

9:00 pm

Mailroom, 110 Wall Street, New York

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Arts of Asia

Arts of Asia

Art

October 25, 2019 To December 31, 2019

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

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The Mahabharata: Part 1: Of Vengeance and Promises

The Mahabharata: Part 1: Of Vengeance and Promises

Dance

October 25, 2019 To October 25, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York

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Diwali Celebration

Diwali Celebration

Family

October 26, 2019 To October 26, 2019

1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Antique Loft 33-41, Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ

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Dance and Sitar Recital – Kaberi Sen and Anjan Saha

Dance and Sitar Recital – Kaberi Sen and Anjan Saha

Dance

October 26, 2019 To October 26, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, New York City

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Diwali Puppet Show

Diwali Puppet Show

Children

October 27, 2019 To October 27, 2019

2:00 pm

Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St

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WORLD DANCE FESTIVAL: ​Dancing Across Cultural Borders

WORLD DANCE FESTIVAL: ​Dancing Across Cultural Borders

Dance

October 27, 2019 To October 27, 2019

4:00 pm

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), ​248 West 60th St., New York

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Diwali Special! Crazy Funny South Asians w/ Alingon Mitra!

Diwali Special! Crazy Funny South Asians w/ Alingon Mitra!

Comedy

October 27, 2019 To October 27, 2019

8:00 pm

The Stand. 116 E. 16th St, New York

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Vasu Varadhan – Author Event

Vasu Varadhan – Author Event

Talk

October 29, 2019 To October 29, 2019

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York

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Theatre: Hollow Wave

Theatre: Hollow Wave

Theater

October 29, 2019 To October 29, 2019

7:30 pm To 8:15 pm

Studio at Theatre Row, 401 West 42nd Street, New York

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Donald Stadtner — Cautionary Tales About Rage, Fate, and Forgiveness

Donald Stadtner — Cautionary Tales About Rage, Fate, and Forgiveness

Talk

October 29, 2019 To October 29, 2019

6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

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Vocal Concert – Namami Karmakar

Vocal Concert – Namami Karmakar

Music

November 2, 2019 To November 2, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, New York

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Family Day: Diwali Lights Up Asia Society 2019

Family Day: Diwali Lights Up Asia Society 2019

Family

November 2, 2019 To November 2, 2019

1:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

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Bollywood Night at El Toro Loco

Bollywood Night at El Toro Loco

Clubs

November 2, 2019 To November 2, 2019

10:00 pm

El Toro Loco, 4701 Stelton Road, Next to Holiday Inn, South Plainfield, New Jersey

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Hoboken Diwali Festival

Hoboken Diwali Festival

Family

November 3, 2019 To November 3, 2019

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

pin Hoboken Elks, 1005 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ

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Brooklyn Diwali-Garba Celebration

Brooklyn Diwali-Garba Celebration

Dance

November 3, 2019 To November 3, 2019

3:30 pm To 6:00 pm

Camp Friendship Inc, 339 8th Street, Brooklyn

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Prateek Kuhad

Prateek Kuhad

Music

November 6, 2019 To November 6, 2019

8:00 pm

(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York

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White Light Festival: The Manganiyar Seduction

White Light Festival: The Manganiyar Seduction

Music

November 6, 2019 To November 9, 2019

7:30 pm

Jazz At Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York

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Italian Short Stories with Jhumpa Lahiri

Italian Short Stories with Jhumpa Lahiri

Talk

November 7, 2019 To November 7, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 155 W 6th Street, New York

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Tales Of South India

Tales Of South India

Dance

November 7, 2019 To November 9, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York

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Ami Dang (Record Release) w/ Jonnie Baker (Florist) & Lori Scacco

Ami Dang (Record Release) w/ Jonnie Baker (Florist) & Lori Scacco

Music

November 7, 2019 To November 7, 2019

7:00 pm

Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood

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NY Comedy Festival Presents Vir Das

NY Comedy Festival Presents Vir Das

Comedy

November 8, 2019 To November 8, 2019

7:00 pm

The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street

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Indian Masters: L. SHANKAR with NEEL AGRAWAL

Indian Masters: L. SHANKAR with NEEL AGRAWAL

Music

November 9, 2019 To November 9, 2019

8:00 pm

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

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Slashie Summit 2019

Slashie Summit 2019

Talk

November 9, 2019 To November 9, 2019

9:00 am

Hudson Yards, New York

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American Hasi

American Hasi

Comedy, Film

November 10, 2019 To November 10, 2019

3:30 pm To 5:20 pm

Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, New York

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Tree and Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 B.C.–A.D. 400

Tree and Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 B.C.–A.D. 400

Art

November 10, 2019 To February 14, 2020

The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

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EAST MEETS MIDWEST TOUR

EAST MEETS MIDWEST TOUR

Comedy

November 13, 2019 To November 13, 2019

7:30 pm

Carolines, 1626 Broadway New York

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An Evening with Jiva

An Evening with Jiva

Gala

November 14, 2019 To November 14, 2019

6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

DAG Modern Fuller Building, Suite 708, 41 East 57th St, New York

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Taj Express: The Bollywood Revue

Taj Express: The Bollywood Revue

Theater

November 16, 2019 To November 16, 2019

8:00 pm

State Theatre New Jersey 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

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Nitin Mukesh live in Concert

Nitin Mukesh live in Concert

Music

November 16, 2019 To November 16, 2019

8:00 pm

Ritz Theater and Performing Arts Center,1148 East Jersey St.,Elizabeth, NJ

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What Happened to Myanmar

What Happened to Myanmar

Talk

November 18, 2019 To November 18, 2019

6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

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Special Exhibition Tour – Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power provide

Special Exhibition Tour – Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power provide

Exhibition

November 20, 2019 To November 20, 2019

6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 West 17th St., New York

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DAG Bookreading: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

DAG Bookreading: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

Bookreading

November 21, 2019 To November 21, 2019

6:00 pm

DAG, Fuller, 41 E 57th St building suite 708, New York

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Throwback 90’s with Udit Narayan, Sanu Kumar, Alka Yagnik

Throwback 90’s with Udit Narayan, Sanu Kumar, Alka Yagnik

Music

November 23, 2019 To November 23, 2019

7:00 pm

CURE Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ

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BollyX Cardio Level 1 Workshop

BollyX Cardio Level 1 Workshop

Dance

November 30, 2019 To November 30, 2019

11:00 am To 2:30 pm

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave, New York

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GAMELAN KUSUMA LARAS with I.M. HARJITO

GAMELAN KUSUMA LARAS with I.M. HARJITO

Music

December 7, 2019 To December 7, 2019

8:00 pm

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave at 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

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Raga Kids

Raga Kids

Children, Music

December 7, 2019 To December 7, 2019

10:30 am To 11:30 am

Peter J Sharp Building, BAM, Brooklyn

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Desi New Years Gala – 15th Annual & NYC’s Biggest Bollywood New Years Celebration

Desi New Years Gala – 15th Annual & NYC’s Biggest Bollywood New Years Celebration

Clubs

December 31, 2019 To January 1, 2020

8:00 pm

Stage 48, 605 W 48th St, New York

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JUST KIDDING: THE JUNGLE BOOK

JUST KIDDING: THE JUNGLE BOOK

Theater

January 11, 2020 To January 11, 2020

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

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An Evening with Deepak Chopra

An Evening with Deepak Chopra

Spiritual, Talk

February 24, 2020 To February 24, 2020

7:30 pm

Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631

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Red Baraat Festival of Colors

Red Baraat Festival of Colors

Music

March 10, 2020 To March 10, 2020

8:00 pm

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

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FOODTALK: INDIAN FOOD

FOODTALK: INDIAN FOOD

Talk

March 25, 2020 To March 25, 2020

7:30 pm

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

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