Art

    Art

    December 12, 2014 To July 12, 2015

    Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Parkway, NY, United States

    Broklyn Museum
    Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
    Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh draws inspiration from the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, including representations of the goddess Kali, to create a site-specific multimedia installation for the Herstory Gallery.
    Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time centers on a monumental mural that takes Kali,… Read more »

    Art

    March 8, 2015 To September 13, 2015

    Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY

    The era following India’s 1947 independence was marked by the emergence of Indian modern art led by the Progressive Artists’ Group and their contemporaries. A half-century later, the year 1997 signaled the beginning of a new phase with Indian artists gaining sudden visibility in a newly globalized contemporary art world, while India experienced a surge of paradigm shifts including economic liberalization,… Read more »

    Art

    April 20, 2015 To July 26, 2015

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

    Opulence and fantasy characterize the art of India’s Deccan courts during the rule of its sultans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The diamond-rich region attracted artists, poets, writers, and traders from all over the world—including Iran, Turkey, Africa, and Europe—who were drawn to the Shi’a culture and material splendor of the courts…. Read more »

    Art

    June 11, 2015 To July 9, 2015

    12:10 pm To 7:00 pm

    Shirin Gallery, 511 W 25th St, New York, NY, Shirin Gallery NY, 511 W 25th St, New York, NY, United States

    : Shirin Gallery, 511 W 25th St, New York, NY

    The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, in collaboration with Shirin Gallery, is pleased to present SAWCC’s Annual Visual Arts Exhibition featuring 22 artists: Ornate Activate.
    Guest Curator – Alexander Campos
    Exhibition Coordinator – Negin Sharifzadeh
    Shirin Gallery
    511 W 25th St
    New York, NY
    Ornate Activate examines the use of decorative motifs,… Read more »

    Film

    June 17, 2015 To June 28, 2015

    Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, New York, NY, United States

     
    In the early 1950s, commercial artist Satyajit Ray was determined to film a novel by Bibhutibhushan Banerjee that he had previously illustrated, shooting on weekends, commuting to the location by bus, and eventually pawning his wife’s jewelry until a providential government grant enabled the work to go on. The result,… Read more »

    Art

    June 17, 2015 To July 18, 2015

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY, United States

    Featuring works from the Lost Exhibition
    Aicon Gallery is proud to present the second major exhibition held in New York of the work of Sadequain, Pakistan’s most renowned and celebrated modernist painter. The exhibition includes rare works painted and left behind by the artist in Paris during the late 1960s. This body of work,… Read more »

    Art

    June 20, 2015 To December 8, 2015

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

    Expressions of imperial authority are universally embodied in royal imagery of the hunt, rulers pursuing prey as metaphors for power, and martial prowess. This theme is celebrated throughout the history of Indian painting and became ubiquitous in later Rajput painting. This exhibition features works from the Department of Asian Art, with loans from the Department of Islamic Art,… Read more »

    Clubs

    June 27, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Pacha NYC, 618 West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 27 and join us for our biggest pinkest bash of the year! We’ll be painting the town pink NYC Pride weekend with Bollywood & House beats, drink specials, big screen visuals, live acts, and wall-to wall hotties!

    RSVP on Facebook.
    Sholay Productions presents
    The Seventh Annual
    Desilicious: Hot Pink Pride!… Read more »

    Music

    July 1, 2015

    8:30 pm

    Bluebird, 504 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States

    Brooklyn Raga Massive presents
    July 1st – Eric Fraser (Bansuri)
    BLUEBIRD
     504 Flatbush Ave (at Lefferts)
    WEDNESDAY July 1st, 2015
    8:00 Doors, 8:30pm Show
    followed by the BRM Raga Jam Session
    Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (B/Q/S at Prospect Park)
    8:00pm Doors ($10 donation) followed by BRM Weekly Raga Jam Session

    Have questions about July 1st –… Read more »

    Museum

    July 1, 2015 To December 12, 2015

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Gateway to Himalayan Art acquaints visitors with the principal concepts of Himalayan art and its cultural contexts. A large multimedia map orients visitors to the geographic scope and diversity of the Himalayan region and adjacent cultural areas that comprise the greater Himalayan cultural sphere, including parts of India, China, and Mongolia…. Read more »

    Clubs

    July 2, 2015

    7:00 pm

    (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, United States

    Basement Bhangra 
    DJ REKHA + DJ Petra
    Special Guests: Seti X & Sikh Knowledge
    Basement Happy Hour featuring DJ Petra spinning
    dancehall and bhangramuffin vibes
    The Gallery Bar at Le Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street
    New York, NY
    US 10012
    Info: 718.207.0058
    For Adv tix $10 go here:
    http://djrekha.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=505942
    $15 at Door
    Doors at 7pm |$10 limited adv | $15 at the door
    7:00-9:00p Basement Happy Hour
    9:30p Bhangra Dance lessons with Minila of Ajna Dance
    DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra is a 18-year plus New York City institution singularly responsible for popularizing Bhangra on this side of the Atlantic…. Read more »

    Film

    July 7, 2015

    7:00 pm

    2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990

    2 hours and 40 minutes; 1 intermission
    ★★★★
    “A triumph for David Hare and Meera Syal. The play leaves you deeply affected” –Guardian
    ★★★★
    “Compelling. Unforgettably communicates a world in which life is cheap” –Daily Telegraph
    ★★★★
    “Katrina Lindsay’s design is a masterpiece” –Observer
    India is surging with global ambition, but beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum,… Read more »

    Music

    July 8, 2015

    8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

    Bluebird, 504 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States

     

    Brooklyn Raga Massive presents
    July 8th – Srinivas Reddy – Sitar and Poetry
    BLUEBIRD
     504 Flatbush Ave (at Lefferts)
    WEDNESDAY July 8th, 2015
    8:00 Doors, 8:30pm Show
    followed by the BRM Raga Jam Session
    Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (B/Q/S at Prospect Park)
    8:00pm Doors ($10 donation) followed by BRM Weekly Raga Jam Session

    Have questions about July 8th –… Read more »

    Film

    July 15, 2015 To July 28, 2015

    Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York, NY

    http://filmforum.org/film/court-film-page

    WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHAITANYA TAMHANE

    Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai Film Festivals. COURT’s understated yet profoundly moving drama unfolds within the Indian legal system where issues of caste, patriarchy and feudalism are all specific to that culture. But at least as important are the more universal issues of bureaucratic idiocy,… Read more »

    Theater

    July 16, 2015 To July 19, 2015

    Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 W 26th St, New York, NY, Hudson Guild, 441 W 26th St, New York, NY, United States

    : Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 W 26th St, New York, NY

    Taconic Parkway by Sudipta Bhawmik
    A visiting Indian actor, a wannabe filmmaker and a beautiful woman

    battle their demons on the fringes of the Taconic Parkway.  The
    unsuspecting visitor falls into a dark vortex of suspicion and
    animosity that was carefully camouflaged by the opulence and the
    veneer of apparent happiness of an affluent immigrant Indian family…. Read more »

    Music

    July 17, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY, United States

    In an evening of performances by Ravish Momin’s Tarana followed by Dana Leong’s Tektonik, acoustic instruments and electronic beats come together to transform elements from religious, secular, and other traditional music to create a “folk music from nowhere”.
    Tarana
    Ravish Momin – drums, electronics
    Rick Parker – trombone, electronics
    Tektonik
    Dana Leong – cello,… Read more »

    Talk

    July 20, 2015

    8:30 am To 10:30 am

    Asia Society, Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States

    http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/india-and-apec-charting-path-membership

    : Asia Society

    India’s economy is only partly integrated into the global economy, particularly regional trade arrangements in a dynamic Asia-Pacific. The emergence of regional trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens to further distance India from the global supply chains critical to Prime Minister Modi’s “Make in India” initiative. India’s entry into the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC),… Read more »

    Comedy

    July 23, 2015

    9:30 pm

    1626 Broadway, New York, NY, United States

    Caroline’s Comedy Club
    Join 350 others to watch “International Incident,” THE most irreverent, incendiary, and irrefutably hilarious show in NYC! Combining stand-up, sketch comedy, celebrity interviews, and general ridiculousness, host Anish Shah brings together the best talent from around the world, on NYC’s biggest comedy stage, for this unforgettable night of laughter…. Read more »

    Art

    July 23, 2015 To September 5, 2015

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Born in 1887 in a small village in the Bankura district, West Bengal, Jamini Roy joined the Government School of Art, Kolkata in 1903. He began his career by painting in the Post-Impressionist genre of landscapes and portraits, very much in keeping with his training in a British academic system. Roy’s rejection of the then modern style of painting and his foray into the realm of Bengali folk paintings marked a new beginning in the history of Indian modern art…. Read more »

    Film

    July 24, 2015

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY, United States

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    2015, India/USA, Musa Syeed, 82 minutes
    Gulzar works as a boatman on beautiful Dal Lake in Kashmir, who is tired of paddling tourists out to see the sites. When he encounters a scientist who discovers the local lake is being polluted, his plans to get away from his hometown are derailed…. Read more »

    Film

    July 27, 2015 To July 30, 2015

    AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

    A 5 year old girl from Pakistan gets separated from her mother at an Indian railway station. Lost and hungry she finds shelter at the home of Pavan, an ardent devotee of Hanuman, a devout Hindu and hailing from a robust wrestling family. BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is the moving story of Pavan’s quest to unite the child with her parents against all odds…. Read more »

    Music

    July 29, 2015

    10:00 pm

    The Stone, New York, NY, United States

    Sporty Brown Trio Revisited : Rudresh Mahanthappa – reeds, Russ Lossing – piano
    http://www.gerryhemingway.com/stone-impro-1.html#sportybrown
     … Read more »

    Music

    August 1, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Hindu Community Hall, 143-09 Holly Ave, Flushing, NY, United States

    : Hindu Community Hall

    Om Entertainment presents an evening full of melodious tunes of Mukesh, sung by his son and famous Bollywood singer Nitin Mukesh.
    Remembering Mukesh, a Concert with Nitin Mukesh and Mansi Datar…. Read more »

    Film, Talk

    August 2, 2015

    4:00 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue, New York, NY

    Part of Politics as Spectacle: The Films of Mani Ratnam
    Sunday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.

    Followed by a discussion with Mani Ratnam and Richard Peña and a reception sponsored by Brick Lane Curry House

    Dir. Mani Ratnam. 1998, 164 mins. 35mm. With Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala. Screened to great acclaim at Berlin’s Forum for Young Film,… Read more »

    Music

    August 5, 2015

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY, United States

    A visionary musician for the 21st century, Dawoud has studied various styles of music from Indian Raga and Arabic Maqam to Jazz and Electronica. He will be performing improvisations on ancient and modern motifs and themes that cross cultural boundaries…. Read more »

    Dance, Music, Vocals

    August 10, 2015 To August 16, 2015

    The Ellen Stewart Theater @ La MaMa, 74 E 4th St New York, NY 10001

    20 Concerts, 7 days, 1 theater… Read more »

    Music

    August 12, 2015

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Brooklyn Raga Massive, now a globally recognized musician’s collective, is made up of world class, forward thinking musicians rooted in Indian classical music.
    For four years the Massive has presented weekly concerts on Wednesdays in NYC which have become incubators to new styles including Africa/India collaborations and Chamber Raga while also serving to bring traditional Raga to a much wider audience…. Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    August 13, 2015

    7:15 pm To 8:15 pm

    The Ellen Stewart Theater @ La MaMa, 74 E 4th St, New York, NY 10001

    Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik, an artist of Hindustani Classical vocal music, was born in Nogaon, Assam, where she started her initial lessons in music at a very early age from Sri Ajit Dutta. Later she had the privilege of receiving extensive training of Hindustani Classical vocal music from Sri Biren Phukan in Guahati,… Read more »

    Dance

    August 15, 2015

    6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

    Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City, New York

    SANJUKTA WAGH – Kathak

    Performer choreographer teacher and curator Sanjukta Wagh trained extensively in Kathak with Rajashree Shirke and in Hindustani music with Murli Manohar Shukla. Her engagement with theatre sojourn at London’s Laban Centre love of literature and deep unease with staying within comfort zones have led to interdisciplinary works –… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    August 15, 2015

    8:30 pm To 10:00 pm

    The Ellen Stewart Theater @ La MaMa, 74 E 4th St, New York, NY 10001

    At the center of Kiran Ahluwalia’s music is love in all its shades, from the yearning romantic to the divine love of Sufi Mysticism. She is a modern exponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan which she honors intensely yet departs from in masterful, personal ways. Her original compositions embody the essence of Indian music while embracing influences from both the West and Africa — specifically the Sahara…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    August 18, 2015

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, New York

    Renu Kurien Balakrishnan

    Renu Kurien Balakrishnan is an Indian novelist and teacher. Her first novel, Four Aleys, traces the lives of four Syrian Christian women over the first half of the twentieth century in an India changing from the old feudal ways to the new. Early last year, Renu and the students of her Creative Writing class at St Xavier’s Institute of Communication,… Read more »

    Music

    August 21, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Romanti Auditorium, 305 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York

    : Romanti Auditorium

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan proudly presents an exclusive evening with an exposition of compositions from one of the finest traditions of North Indian Classical Instrumental music, the Shahjehanpur Sarod Gharana. The legendary sarodiya, “Padmabhushan” Pt.Buddhadev DasGupta, who is the leading torchbearer of this Gharana would be presenting compositions by the different exponents of this lineage followed by a concert…. Read more »

    Film

    August 21, 2015 To September 17, 2015

    Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, New York

    : Angelika Film Center

    Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson and Oscar winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good comedy about an improbably friendship. Wendy is a fiery Manhattanite whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver on the verge of an arranged marriage. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her to drive,… Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    August 21, 2015

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Raga Massive, a collective of musicians rooted in Indian classical music, have hosted a weekly concert series and jam session in Brooklyn for over three years. Through cross-cultural experimentations BRM has given birth to new musical genres. At Pioneer Works, BRM presents three of its premier bands defining the chamber jazz folk raga…. Read more »

    Film

    August 22, 2015 To August 24, 2015

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    In vivid and sensuous detail, Gurukulam follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. Daily chores, meditation, ritual, and rigorous study are woven together connecting the natural and spiritual worlds in moments of surprising revelation and comic contradiction…. Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    August 23, 2015

    3:00 pm

    Tompkins Square Park, East 9th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Rudresh Mahanthappa:
    Few musicians share the ability of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture. What has materialized is a sound that hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects Mahanthappa’s own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American…. Read more »

    Music

    August 26, 2015

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Anjana Roy comes from Delhi, India, where she had her early initiation in music under Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, her father and guru, who was a disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan of Miher. Later she learned from several masters of the art. Anjana earned her Master’s in Arts (instrumental music-sitar) from Banasthali Vidyapith of Jaipur,… Read more »

    Music

    August 28, 2015

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Often credited as the piece that created minimalism, Terry Riley’s composition, In “C” is an ethereal experience. Terry Riley, who studied Indian Raga deeply, believes that to his knowledge the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars are the first group of mainly Indian instruments to perform this piece. The composer himself responded positively to their first performance and encouraged BRM to “use the basic IN C form but open it up to solos by individual members based on some of the patterns.”
    The Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars were assembled by the sitarist,… Read more »

    Dance

    August 28, 2015

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Shimmel Auditorium, Pace Univesity, 3 Spruce St, New York, NY 10038

    : Shimmel Auditorium, Pace Univesity

    1. AISHWARYA BALASUBRAMANIAN in Bharatanatyam (from temples of Tamilnadu)

    is the senior-most student of Guru Acharya Choodamani Smt. Anitha Guha, with whom she began studying – and performing – at early age, stunning audiences with her grace, clarity of footwork and beauty of expression. Aishwarya is now among Chennai’s most popular Bharatanatyam dancers,… Read more »

    Music

    August 28, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York

    : Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall

    Songs of the Soul – Celebrating the music of Sri Chinmoy.
    You are warmly invited to an evening of music dedicated to the profoundly beautiful and uplifting music of spiritual Master and composer Sri Chinmoy. Musicians from around the world will come together to offer their creative and inspirational musical arrangements as part of a week of cultural festivities. … Read more »

    Music

    August 29, 2015

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

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

    : Chhandayan Center for Indian Music

    Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta – sitar
    Pt. Debendrakanti Chakraborty – table
    Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta has been awarded Padmabhusan, a very high civilian award, in 2012 by the government of India.

    Rare, indeed, is the genius and artistry of this man who has, for almost six decades, single handedly represented the pedagogical lineage of the great masters Murad Ali Khan,… Read more »

    Music

    August 29, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York

    : Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall

    Songs of the Soul is proud to present Dr. L. Subramaniam in a tribute concert dedicated to Sri Chinmoy. Dr Subramaniam will be accompanied by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Bindu Subramaniam and Ambi Subramaniam.
    Dr Subramaniam is India’s foremost violinist. Raised in the Carnatic South Indian Classical tradition, he is famous worldwide for the diversity of his contribution to the World of Music…. Read more »

    Theater

    August 30, 2015 To September 10, 2015

    Cabaret Theater, 155 First Avenue New York

    Invasion! is a meta-theatrical orientalist critique on ethnic stereotypes of people from South Asia and the Middle East. It is a tornado of words, images and ideas, all centered around a magical name: Abulkasem. At once hilarious, disturbing and poignant, this deeply subversive play deconstructs concepts of the “OTHER” and forces us to confront our own cultural identity…. Read more »

    Comedy, Theater

    September 1, 2015

    9:30 pm

    54 Below, 254 W 54th St, New York

    It’s that time of the month for La-Ti-Do: WINNER of DC Metro Theater Arts’ Special Award 2012-2014 and BroadwayWorld.com’s 2013 award for Best Cabaret in Washington, DC.
    This month La-Ti-Do debuts at 54 Below featuring some of both Washington, DC and New York’s finest musical and spoken word talent, including Vijai Nathan…. Read more »

    Film

    September 4, 2015 To September 6, 2015

    Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York

    A SINNER IN MECCA audaciously enters a world that has been forbidden to non-Muslims for 14 centuries. The filmmaker documents his journey on nothing more than an iPhone and two smuggled, tiny cameras. On these never-before-filmed streets of ancient Mecca, he joins 4 million Muslims, from the majority, peace-loving pilgrims fulfilling a lifelong calling,… Read more »

    Film

    September 9, 2015 To September 12, 2015

    Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

    Part of BAMcinématek series The Apu Trilogy

     Directed by Satyajit Ray | 1955
    With Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee
    “A masterpiece, inarguably.” —Time Out London

    Often hailed as one of the greatest films of all time, the first chapter of Satyajit Ray’s three-part coming-of-age saga introduces audiences to the young hero Apu (8-year-old Subir Bandopadhyay) and his childhood in rural Bengal…. Read more »

    Film

    September 9, 2015 To September 12, 2015

    Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

    Part of BAMcinématek series The Apu Trilogy

    Directed by Satyajit Ray | 1956
    With Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee
    “It’s a masterpiece for which terms like ‘simplicity’ and ‘profundity’ seem inadequate.”
    —Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

    This sequel to Pather Panchali follows the young hero Apu through his teenage years as he confronts the harsh realities of death,… Read more »

    Film

    September 10, 2015 To September 12, 2015

    Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

    Part of BAMcinématek series The Apu Trilogy

    Directed by Satyajit Ray | 1959
    With Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty
    “An impressive capstone is put not only upon a touching human drama but also upon the development of a genuine artist’s skill.”
    —The New York Times

    In the final installment of Satyajit Ray’s coming-of-age saga,… Read more »

    Art

    September 11, 2015 To September 15, 2015

    Christie's, Rockefeller Plaza, New York

    The upcoming sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art features works by the region’s Modernist masters and some of today’s most sought-after contemporary artists. The sale is led by one of Francis Newton Souza’s most important works, Birth, primed to set a world record even at its low estimate. Highlights include works from Modernist masters such as Maqbool Fida Husain,… Read more »

    Talk

    September 11, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Asian American Writers' Workshop, 112 W 27th Street, Suite 600, New York

    Join us for a conversation between New York City-based filmmaker Sarah Singh and Lahore-based multi-media artist Zoya Siddiqui. Each will share recent work that engages interestingly with different notions of documentary practice. Singh will discuss A Million Rivers, her black-and-white surrealist film exploring the partition of the Indian subcontinent. Siddiqui will present photographs depicting domestic spaces of strangers that open up questions about trust and community…. Read more »

    Spiritual

    September 11, 2015 To September 13, 2015

    NJ Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, New Jersey

    The Global Dharma Conference (GDC) is an experiential event bringing together college students, young professionals and others from around the world for 3 days of thought provoking sessions, blissful Yoga and meditation workshops, fun-filled dances and performances.  It is an initiative of the Hindu Students Council, the largest Hindu youth group in North America…. Read more »

    Film

    September 11, 2015 To October 15, 2015

    Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, New York

    : Angelika Film Center

    The exhilarating, Audience Award-winning documentary sensation from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, MERU follows an expedition through nature’s harshest elements ultimately on to impossible new heights. In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker,… Read more »

    Art

    September 11, 2015 To September 15, 2015

    Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY

    Sotheby’s Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art and Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art departments are delighted to announce our upcoming auction, Images of Enlightenment: Devotional Works of Art and Paintings, to be held on September 16th 2015. This sale will feature a curated selection of Buddhist and Daoist art from Nepal,… Read more »

    Film

    September 11, 2015 To October 15, 2015

    Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, New York

    : Angelika Film Center

    The exhilarating, Audience Award-winning documentary sensation from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, MERU follows an expedition through nature’s harshest elements ultimately on to impossible new heights. In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    September 12, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Sun National Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ, United States

    : Sun National Bank Arena

    The name, Arjit Singh immediately brings to one’s memories the fantastic number, ‘Tum Hi Ho’ which received rave reviews and also earned him a Filmfare award for the Best Male Playback Singer in 2014 amongst many other awards…. Read more »

    Family

    September 13, 2015

    11:30 am To 6:30 pm

    South Street Seaport, New York

     
    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!
    Dazzling Ramleela; Watch the burning of the 30ft Ravan effigy; Spectacular fireworks; Cultural program; Ethnic food stals; Kids rides and much more.
    South Street Seaport, New York (on Maiden Lane between Front St and South St)… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    September 13, 2015

    7:00 pm

    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street Newark, New Jersey 07102

    : New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    Hindi cinema playback singer Asha Bhosle, best known as Ashaji, enjoys a career that has spanned more than six decades. The sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, she has performed in over 1,000 Bollywood movies in addition to recording albums and starring in solo concerts in India and abroad. Her work also includes pop,… Read more »

    Comedy

    September 15, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Kumble Theater, Brooklyn, NY, United States

    As the former long-time host of BK Live, a daily show that showcases Brooklyn’s art, culture, and political scenes, Robin Cloud knows Brooklyn. She also knows comedy. The comedian and writer has curated an all-star lineup of New York stand-up featuring Kerry Coddett (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore),… Read more »

    Art

    September 16, 2015 To October 6, 2015

    Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Enigmatic Visions
    In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color and composition to tell extraordinary stories about the world around us. With practiced hands and keen talent, the artists featured in this exhibition create truly astonishing energies in their works,… Read more »

    Bookreading

    September 16, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

    The author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses presents Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, his first adult novel in six years. Combining history, mythology, and a love story, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world, and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling…. Read more »

    Theater

    September 17, 2015 To September 26, 2015

    Duo Theatre, 62 E 4th St, New York

    Death of the Persian Prince is a powerful new play by Dewey Moss (The Crusade of Connor Stephens, A Normal Life, All the Way from Arp, TX) that sheds light on the growing practice of gay Iranians being pressured or forced into sex changes in order to avoid legal execution. While sex change operations are legal in Iran,… Read more »

    Art

    September 17, 2015 To October 24, 2015

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Aicon Gallery, New York proudly presents Husain at Hundred, an extensive retrospective of India’s most iconic Modern painter, M. F. Husain, in honor of what would be the artist’s 100th birthday this year, featuring landmark masterworks on canvas from every decade of Husain’s career. The exhibition traces the growth and advancement of the artist’s unique figurative style,… Read more »

    Art

    September 17, 2015 To December 5, 2015

    DAG Modern, The Fuller Building, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 708, New York

    : DAG Modern

    Chandra is known for his abstracted yet sexualized representations of the female body although he began his career painting Indian landscapes and townscapes. He was the youngest ever artist to be offered an exhibition by the Progressive Artist’s Group, and was eventually awarded first prize at the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1955.When he moved permanently from New Delhi to London in 1956,… Read more »

    Dance, Music

    September 18, 2015

    8:00 pm

    NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ

    Mystic India: The World Tour  is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India.  The show features renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats, and 750 opulent costumes. The colorful costumes and elaborate sets have been custom designed in India’s film capital by a team of 40 designers and workers over the course of two years…. Read more »

    Clubs

    September 18, 2015

    11:30 pm

    Baby's All Right, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    Tigerstyle

    Hailing from Glasglow, Scotland, brothers Pops and Raj are groundbreaking producers and DJs that have elevated traditional Bhangra and Punjabi folk music to another level. Having done remixes from everyone to Mary J. Blige, M.I.A, Buster Rhymes, MS Dynomite, Daddy Yankee as well as producing tracks for top Bollywood music directors,… Read more »

    Music

    September 19, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, New York, NY

    Formed in the early 90’s Indian Ocean has been one of the spearheads of the Indian Rock Scene. Their unique sound of Contemporary Rock mixed with classical, jazz and fusion have earned them a cult following…. Read more »

    Comedy

    September 19, 2015 To September 20, 2015

    8:00 pm

    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ

    : New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    Canada’s number one stand-up export, RUSSELL PETERS returns with ALL NEW MATERIAL for his ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR.  Featuring Russell’s latest take on some of his favorite communities, jobs he can understand, cell phones, dating and his uncle who’s never been punched in the mouth, plus Russell’s signature lightening fast improv with the audience. … Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    September 19, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, 17th floor, 305 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001

    Pt Suman Ghosh (Vocal – Mewati), with Shri Shantilal Shah (Tabla), and Shri Rohan Prabhudesai (Harmonium)
    Pt Suman Ghosh: A torch-bearing disciple of Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Suman Ghosh is one of the present generation stalwarts of the Mewati Gharana of Hindustani Classical music. Winner of a number of prestigious awards and honors,… Read more »

    Music

    September 19, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Colden Center, 6530 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367

    Kanwar Grewal Biography

    Punjabi music has fans everywhere! Punjabis, North Indians, South Indians and even Americans love the energy that is put into the music by artists like Kanwar Grewal. The professional sufi singer and musician was born in the village of Mehma Sawai in the district of Bathinda in Punjab…. Read more »

    Film

    September 19, 2015 To September 24, 2015

    AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

    KATTI BATTI is a modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal (Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series a events that tests the fate of their relationship…. Read more »

    Film

    September 20, 2015

    3:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    1924, UK, John Noel, 87 min.
    The Rubin Museum will once again be presenting the 1924 silent masterpiece The Epic of Everest, which mesmerizingly documents George Mallory’s ill-fated expedition to climb Mount Everest. The film illustrates the unintended repercussions British showmanship had on the fate of the Tibetan nation state. As Wade Davis explains in his exemplary book on the Mallory expeditions,… Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    September 22, 2015

    8:00 pm

    The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    An Indian-American who grew up in Chicago, [Sachal] Vasandani found early success when he was named the Jazz Vocalist of the Year by Down Beat magazine in 1999. As a child, he listened to a wide variety of music including Hindustani classical. It helped, of course, that he had jazz-lovers for parents and lived in a city famous for its vibrant jazz bars…. Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    September 23, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    John Coltrane remains a pivotal force in the styles of modal jazz, avant-garde jazz, hard-bop and world music. With records like “Aum” and songs like “India,” Coltrane and his legacy have led a movement towards bringing Indian music influences, especially Raga, closer to the world of Jazz music. Brooklyn Raga Massive pays homage to this musical genius,… Read more »

    Music

    September 26, 2015

    6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Sitar maestro Krishna Bhatt returns to the Rubin to perform classical ragas of the Hindustani tradition with Anindo Chatterjee on tabla.
    “Great melodic beauty…Mr. Bhatt created textures of extraordinary richness and definition.” – The New York Times… Read more »

    TV

    September 27, 2015

    10:00 pm

    On TV, ABC Channel

    : On TV, ABC Channel

    A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
    Starring: Priyanka Chopra | Jake McLaughlin | Aunjanue Ellis | Yasmine Al Massri | Johanna Braddy | Tate Ellington | Graham Rogers
    On ABC… Read more »

    Dance, Music

    September 27, 2015

    6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

    Queens of Angels Church Parish Center, 44-04 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY

    : Queens of Angels Church Parish Center

    Odissi Dance: Anindita Nada, Sitar: Abhik Mukherjee, Bansuri: Eric Fraser, Tabla: Polash Gomes… Read more »

    Film

    September 27, 2015

    2:00 pm

    Howard Gilman Theater, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States

    : Howard Gilman Theater

    At the 53rd NY Film Festival; Written and directed by Angad Singh Bhalla & Ted Biggs; Produced by Anita Lee for the National Film Board of Canada, Storyline Entertainment
    An interactive encounter with one of America’s most renowned political prisoners, The Deeper They Bury Me plunges users into the universe of Black Panther activist Herman Wallace,… Read more »

    Music

    September 27, 2015

    2:00 pm

    Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY

    Enjoy a tabla duet concert with Anindo Chatterjee and Anubrata Chatterjee, accompanied by Sanatan Goswami.
    A rare luminary of Indian Classical Music, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee has attained new heights in the art of tabla playing. Trained from early childhood in the art of tabla by Guru Padmabhusan Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Anindo has developed a unique style,… Read more »

    Film

    September 27, 2015 To September 30, 2015

    Howard Gilman Theater, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States

    : Howard Gilman Theater

    At the 53rd NY Film Festival, an eclectic mix of styles and themes, this program of animated shorts brings New York audiences a selection of stunning recent works from around the globe. Includes Sanjay’s Super Team from Pixar. … Read more »

    TV

    September 27, 2015

    9:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    On TV, PBS Channel

    : On TV, PBS Channel

    Indian Summers airs in nine sweeping episodes, and premieres on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
    Set in a subtropical paradise during the twilight era of the British Empire, Indian Summers explores the collision of the ruling class English with their Indian subjects, and the intricate game of power,… Read more »

    Music

    September 30, 2015

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Ehren Hanson (tabla)
    Ehren Hanson began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000, he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher. Ehren then went on to teach rhythm as an assistant professor at Bard College in 2002 and in 2005 he received the prestigious Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies…. Read more »

    Art

    October 1, 2015 To October 31, 2015

    11:57 pm

    Times Square, Manhattan, NY

    This October, the electronic billboards at the maddening Times Square in New York City will display the creative prowess of Shahzia Sikander, an artist of Pakistani descent who lives and works in NYC. Every night, from October 1-31, at 11:57 p.m. sharp, Sikander’s animation entitled Gopi-Contagion will add another powerful layer to the skyline of New York City…. Read more »

    Music

    October 2, 2015

    8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Integral Yoga Institute, 227 West 13th Street, New York, NY

    Join Integral Yoga Institute for a special evening of exquisite, heart-opening Kirtan and music. Seattle’s own, lifelong bhakti chanter and global vocalist Gina Salá offers chants and songs accompanied by the Grammy winner Steve Gorn on Indian bansuri flute and clarinet. With warmth, humor, and devotion, Gina empowers her audiences through song and story,… Read more »

    Film

    October 2, 2015 To October 22, 2015

    Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13 & RPX, 247 West 42nd St, New York,NY

    Talvar is a fictional dramatization of true life events revolving around the Aarushi Talvar murder case investigation. Known as the ‘Noida Double Murder Case’, it happened in the city adjoining India’s capital, Delhi, in 2008. The incident still resonates in the minds of the public, as there is no sense of closure in the case in spite of a guilty verdict –… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    October 3, 2015

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618, New York, NY

    Pandit Sarathi Chatterjee is one of the foremost Hindustani Classical vocalists  in India. Born in a musical family, Sarathi received his initial training from his father, Prof. Arun Kumar Chatterjee, a highly respected and accomplished representative of the Kirana Gharana, and from his mother Smt Shefali Chatterjee. Even as his early spark of talent matured into musical sophistication,… Read more »

    Family

    October 4, 2015

    12:00 pm To 7:00 pm

    South Street Seaport, 89 South St. New York, NY 10038

    : South Street Seaport

    For 28 years, The Association of Indians in America – NY Chapter (AIA-NY) has presented New York with an extravagant and beautiful cultural affair every year in the form of a large street festival in a true New York style at the iconic location of South Street Seaport.

    The return of Lord Rama after his 14 years of exile is celebrated by this luminous and beautiful festival of lights…. Read more »

    Music

    October 4, 2015

    6:00 pm

    State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

    : State Theatre

    Sukhwinder Singh is an internationally recognized singer, from Amritsar India. Singh is best known for singing “Chaiyya Chaiyya” and “Jai Ho” from the film Slumdog Millionaire.
    Kanika Kapoor rose to widespread fame when she released the music video “Jugni Ji”, featuring Dr. Zeus. Her success continued with the release of “Baby Doll” in 2014,… Read more »

    Art, Family, Literature, Music, Spiritual

    October 4, 2015 To October 30, 2015

    Art Fast is an experiment in cultural mapping, a way for people to experience another culture through a medium/practice that they best understand and relate to. The aim is to share the essence of Navratri, a Indian Hindu festival that celebrates the divine feminine that resides within all of us.

    There are two aspects to this event…. Read more »

    Talk

    October 5, 2015

    6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

    7th Floor, University Hall, Montclaire State University, Montclaire, NJ

    : 7th Floor

    As an established writer in one language, how does one “relocate” to another language and another culture? This conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri – recent recipient of the National Humanities Medal – will focus on her recent book written in Italian and entitled In altre parole, and limn some of the creative struggles and rewards of the choice to live in a foreign world and to write in foreign words…. Read more »

    Film

    October 5, 2015 To October 8, 2015

    AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, 1998 Broadway, New York, NY

    HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father,… Read more »

    Dance

    October 6, 2015 To October 8, 2015

    The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

    “Rapturous and profound,” says The New York Times about Aparna Ramaswamy, the Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer who makes her Joyce debut with They Rose at Dawn. In this solo work, women are depicted as carriers of ritual who navigate inner and outer worlds as they invoke a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery,… Read more »

    Music

    October 7, 2015

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    G.L. Diana lived for more than 6 years in India studying sitar and vocal Dhrupad style in Vrindavana, Uttar Pradesh.He has studied under the guidance of the world-renowned sitar master, Ustad Shahid Parvez.
    Included among the Village Voice’s “Best of New York,” percussionist Jonathan Singer has been praised for his “superb four-mallet technique”(New York Times) and described as an “artistic assault on the sensory order of nitrous oxide.” His solo appearances include performances with the Detroit Symphony and Grammy-winning Nighthawks…. Read more »

    Film

    October 8, 2015

    9:00 pm

    Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States

    : Alice Tully Hall

    At the 53rd NY Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson’s vivid, impressionistic document of a recording session at Mehrangarh Fort above Jodhpur in northern India, for an album by Shye Ben Tzur with Anderson’s close collaborator Jonny Greenwood and 19 local musicians. The music will blow your mind…. Read more »

    Music

    October 9, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 305, 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY

    : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

    Sarod Recital of Pandit Debojyoti Bose, accompanied on Tabla by Naren Budhakar
    &
    EUPHONY, an Indo-American blending of Indian raga and Jazz / Blues presented by young talented musicians. Shruti Sen: Piono & Vocals; Manny Reyes: Guitar, Liev Golowasch: Drums; Malik Kiyoshi McLaurine: Bass, Directed by Pt. Debojyoti Bose… Read more »

    Film

    October 9, 2015 To October 15, 2015

    Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York

    Pakistan’s official Oscar entry for Foreign Language Film, comes to NYC for a 1-week theatrical release after a rousing reception at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.
    In a village in Pakistan, a young mother Allah Rakhi (Samiya Mumtaz) kidnaps her ten-year old daughter Zainab (Saleha Aref) to save her from a child marriage to a tribal leader…. Read more »

    Museum

    October 9, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Pianos NYC, 158 Ludlow Street, New York

    Live music concert featuring Sanjay, a multi lingual recording artist who will performing his original songs in Hindi, Spanish, English and some mystic SUFI Rock songs in Punjabi. Sanjay will be joined by gifted musicians, Dominique Jones (Bass), Andrés Marín (Drums) and Dave Moran (Guitar)…. Read more »

    Music

    October 10, 2015

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Internationally recognized as among the great exponents of Hindustani classical music, Pandit Ramesh Misra (sarangi) and Pandit Samar Saha (tabla) have been close collaborators for decades, developing a musical rapport of intuition and subtle communication. While possessing deep technical mastery, the maestros opt for beauty over virtuosity, tailoring their melodic and rhythmic creations to the present moment and unfolding a unique musical presentation in each performance…. Read more »

    Music

    October 10, 2015

    4:00 pm

    80-51 261st Street, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, NY 11004

    RK Shriramkumar, Violin; K Arunprakash, Mridangam… Read more »

    Music

    October 11, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Colden Center Auditorium ( Queens College) 65-30 Kissena Blvd queens NY

    The Nooran Sisters belong to Jalandhar, Punjab and are very rooted in their linguistic and musical traditions. Their grandmother Bibi Nooran was a well known singer of her time, and the Nooran Sisters now follow in her footsteps. Their father Gulshan Mir noticed their precocious talent while they were still toddlers and started them off on their musical training…. Read more »

    Music

    October 14, 2015

    8:30 pm

    ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Raga Massive is proud to present sitarist Pandit Radhakrishna, a direct disciple of the legendary Pt. Ravi Shankar, and senior exponent of the Maihar gharana. Joining Pt. Radhakrishna will be our own Ehren Hanson on tabla. This is a concert not to be missed!!… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    October 15, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York

    With his versatile singing style Hans Raj Hans performs Punjabi Folk music, classical music, Punjabi & Bollywood film music.  Hans Raj Hans has been presented with many awards globally for his contribution to music including the Padam Shree Award, the highest civilian award presented by the President of India Pratibha Patil…. Read more »

    Film

    October 15, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    Dir. Anurag Kashyap. 2015. 149 min. DCP. In Hindi with English subtitles. With Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, grandson of Hindi screen legend Raj Kapoor, and co-edited by Thelma Schoonmaker, who has won three Academy Awards for her work with Martin Scorsese, Bombay Velvet is a brilliant ode to American gangster films in the form of Bollywood spectacle…. Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    October 16, 2015

    8:30 pm

    Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, 7th Avenue, New York, NY

    : Zankel Hall

    Kaushiki Chakraborty has shot to the forefront of India’s classical vocalists. Her group, Sakhi, brings together five young Indian artists to explore the ancient role that women played in Indian music…. Read more »

    Film

    October 16, 2015

    7:00 pm

    NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York

    Update: This event has reached full capacity. If additional tickets are released, they will be made available here.
    What exactly does food reflect about Asian Pacific Americans? Off the Menu: Asian America grapples with how family, tradition, faith, and geography shape our relationship to food. The program takes audiences on a journey from Texas to New York and from Wisconsin to Hawaii using our obsession with food as a launching point to delve into a wealth of stories,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    October 17, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, 17th floor, 305 Seventh Avenue, New York

    Vocal, Gwaliar Gharana; A rising star of the Gwalior gharana and  grandson of the incomparable Pandit Kumar Gandharva.
    Grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva, son of Mukul Shivputra, Bhuvanesh’s musical journey began, unbeknowest to him, in infancy. Bhuvanesh’s earliest memories are filled with the sounds of early morning practice, performances and recordings…. Read more »

    Dance, Family

    October 17, 2015 To October 18, 2015

    9:30 pm To 1:30 am

    The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, Chelsea Piers, 111B 11th Avenue, New York

    New York City’s premier Garba-Raas event featuring live music from Medley Entertainment and Ritesh Rathod. Two rounds of Garba and 1 round of Raas all at a super fast pace!  … Read more »

    Music

    October 17, 2015

    5:00 pm To 8:00 pm

    Art of Living Mahwah Center, 200 Route 17 South Suite D, Mahwah, NJ

    The Art of Living foundation promotes the tradition that brings joy and happiness in our lives.
    Come celebrate and experience the illustrious musical tradition of India this Navratri with us.
    The musical trio of Anirban Dasgupta (Sarod), Purnaprjna Bangere (Violin), Supreet Deshpande (Tabla) share with us the confluence of pure tradition of music that transcends all boundaries of consciousness…. Read more »

    Music

    October 17, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Hindu Auditorium, 143-09 Holly Ave, Flushing, NY

    Mann began singing as an amateur in 1980 and performed in local shows for the South Asian community while attending high school in Canada. His beginnings as a professional artist can be traced to 1992, he was in Punjab. It was then that his recording of Chithiye Nee Chithiye was released and this track became a regional success. … Read more »

    Family, Spiritual

    October 18, 2015 To October 21, 2015

    Vedanta Society of New York, 34 West 71st Street, New York

    Durga Puja will be celebrated at The Vedanta Society of New York on Oct 18 and Oct 21, 2015

    ❀ Oct 18, Sunday at 11am
    Swami Paritushtananda will speak on “Philisophy of Durga Puja”
    Special music by Choir and congregation

    ❀ Oct 21, Wednesday at 8am
    Special Worship of Divine Mother Durga
    Followed by flower offering,… Read more »

    Exhibition

    October 20, 2015 To December 31, 2015

    American Sephardi Federation, 15 West 16th St, New York, NY

    Jews of Asia Series – American Shephardi Federation will explore the rich diversity of the Sephardi experience in Asia with a new series of events focused on the sights, sounds, and tastes of this hidden yet exhilarating aspect of Jewish history. A Jewish presence in Asia has been documented as early as the 8th century CE,… Read more »

    Charity

    October 21, 2015

    6:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    480 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States

    Commit2Change (C2C), a non-profit organization focused on educating orphan girls in India, will host its Fifth Annual Fundraising Gala at Vermillion on October 21st, 2015 at 6:30P.M. The event will feature a uniquely curated wellness experience focused on each of your seven chakras. Chakras are commonly referred to as the centers in our body in which energy flows,… Read more »

    Cooking, Talk

    October 22, 2015

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Department of English, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York

    : Department of English

    No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the “godmother of Indian cooking” (The Independent on Sunday) has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland.  Join her on Oct 22nd where the seven-time James Beard Award–winning author talks about her book, Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking,… Read more »

    Dance, Theater

    October 22, 2015 To October 24, 2015

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States

    British choreographer Aakash Odedra, a master of classical Indian and contemporary dance, performs two intensely personal solo pieces for this U.S. premiere. In Inked, he reinterprets the scarification and tattoos that covered his grandmother’s body, literal signs of protection that offered her a sense of belonging. In Murmur, Odedra explores how his dyslexia can transform words into abstractions reminiscent of a massive flock of starlings,… Read more »

    Literature, Talk

    October 22, 2015 To October 25, 2015

    Auditorium 615, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York

    : Auditorium 615

    The Second Annual IAAC Literary Festival will feature work by authors whose heritage lies in the Indian subcontinent, as well as those who have written about a subject connected to any aspect of that part of the world. We will feature veteran as well as emerging authors along with publishers and literary agents in order to create exciting discussions surrounding the various genres and themes represented…. Read more »

    Museum

    October 23, 2015 To July 10, 2016

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    This exhibition reflects on Sacred Spaces by focusing on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. In particular, the exhibition presents three distinct but related environments shaped by acts of veneration. What spaces are sacred to you?
    The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room provides an immersive experience inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering,… Read more »

    Film

    October 23, 2015 To October 29, 2015

    Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York

    Through unprecedented and exclusive interviews, INDIA’S DAUGHTER illuminates a society’s values while making an impassioned plea for global change. On December 16, 2012, Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student, was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi. Her death sparked unprecedented protests on India’s streets and led to the first glimmers of a change of mind-set. … Read more »

    Music

    October 23, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College 109 E 69th Street New York

    Sunny Thakkar presents a soulful musical evening

    First Concert – Samarth Nagarkar (Vocal), Kedar Naphade (Harmonium) & Suryaksha Deshpande (Tabla)
    Second Concert – PT. T. Radhakrishna (Sitar) & Suryaksha Deshpande (Tabla)

    Doors open at 6:45 P.M., concert will start at 7 P.M. There will be a 15 min intermission in between the 2 concerts…. Read more »

    Film, Music

    October 23, 2015

    8:00 pm

    American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York

    A live mash up of film and music, NARI is the unsung story of the lives of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji, two extraordinary artists who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s through their close collaborations with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. Join us for select live performances from the piece as well as a Q&A with artists Gingger Shankar,… Read more »

    Vocals

    October 24, 2015

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618 New York, NY

    Gifted, mellifluous, extremely talented Chandra Chakraborty was considered as a child prodigy in India by many of the doyens of Indian Classical Music…. Read more »

    Music

    October 24, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College 109 E 69th Street New York

    An Evening Of Indian Classical Music with Indradeep Ghosh (violin), Anupam Shobhakar (sarod) and Polash Gomes (tabla), NYC…. Read more »

    Talk

    October 25, 2015

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Auditorium 615, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York

    : Auditorium 615

    Filmmaker, screen-writer, producer Sabrina Dhawan made her screenwriting debut with Director Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding which won the Leon D’Oro at the Venice Film Festival and received a Golden Globe nomination. She is now writing a script for the upcoming Stage Production of Mira’s Monsoon Wedding. Mira and Sabrina will discuss the process of page to stage (and screen to stage!) as well as their amazing collaboration on both the film and the play…. Read more »

    Film

    October 25, 2015

    3:00 pm

    American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York

    At 18 years old, Selvi escaped an abusive marriage she had been forced into by poverty and patriarchal norms. Over the next decade, she embarked on an unlikely and stirring transformation: leaving a transitional shelter, finding work, fulfilling the almost impossible dream of getting her licenses to drive a cab and then a bus,… Read more »

    Film

    October 25, 2015

    2:30 pm

    American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York

    Drawing the Tiger tells the story of a rural Nepalese family that has lived for generations as subsistence farmers, today surviving on less than a dollar per day. A beacon of possibility shines upon the family when Shanta, the eldest daughter is given a full scholarship to attend school in Kathmandu…. Read more »

    Theater

    October 27, 2015 To October 29, 2015

    7:00 pm

    The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, NY

    The Second Annual White Rabbit Productions’ Halloween Event presents ten spooky shows set in the Groovy 70’s
    THREE NIGHTS ONLY!  Howling for your amusement!
    Artistic director, co-producer:  Andrew Rothkin
    Co-producer, f/x designer: Sara Minisquero
    Starring:
    JJ Bozeman, Eric Dexter Brown, Michael Calciano, Joe Conway, Ashlee Danielle, Dionna Eshleman, Kate Fallon, Amanda Garcia,… Read more »

    Art

    October 28, 2015 To December 5, 2015

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Aicon Gallery New York is delighted to host our second solo exhibition of Brooklyn and Lahore based artist Salman Toor’s most recent group of paintings, titled Resident Alien. The exhibition features complex figurative paintings delineated with Sufi poetry and dribbling gibberish in the Persio-Arabic alphabet. The works become a psychological space of fantasy,… Read more »

    Film

    October 28, 2015 To November 3, 2015

    Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, New York, NY, United States

    In the early 1950s, commercial artist Satyajit Ray was determined to film a novel by Bibhutibhushan Banerjee that he had previously illustrated, shooting on weekends, commuting to the location by bus, and eventually pawning his wife’s jewelry until a providential government grant enabled the work to go on. The result, along with the two continuations that followed,… Read more »

    Art

    October 29, 2015 To December 5, 2015

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Paresh Maity has done 71 Solo Exhibitions in thirty five years. He gradually moved from atmospheric scenery to representations of the human form. His more recent paintings are bold and graphic, with a strong color and unusual cropping. His works are in a number of collections, including the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art,… Read more »

    Music

    October 30, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Miller Theater, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York

    : Miller Theater, Columbia University

    Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan descends from six generations of sitarists, and is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or “family” committed to the sitar. He is the grandson of Waheed Khan, the surbahar and sitar virtuoso, who was the younger brother of Inayat Khan.  Shahid was first introduced to vocal and tabla by his father Aziz Khan,… Read more »

    Music

    October 31, 2015

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Chhandayan Center for Indian Music 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618 New York

    Artist(s): Branan Dubh and Payton MacDonald – North Indian Classical Dhrupad performance; Rohan Krishnamurthy – Mridangam accompaniment and solo

    Branan Dubh and Payton MacDonald are both disciples of the renowned Gundecha Brothers, who have been grooming them as Dhrupad singers for many years.  Branan hails from Australia, and Payton was born and raised in the United States. … Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    November 1, 2015

    3:30 pm

    Ida Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York

    Pandit Jasraj Institute celebrates “TaanRang” in honor of Mian Taansen with a melodious vocal recital.
    Padmashri Honored Pta. Tripti Mukherjee
    Accompanied by
    Shri Anirban Roy Choudhary (Tabla)
    Smt. Lalita Mathur (Harmonium)
    Concert will precede with a Short Presentation on Mian Tansen, by Winner of Essay Competition hosted by Pandit Jasraj Institute,… Read more »

    Talk

    November 2, 2015

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    C200: Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York

    : C200: Proshansky Auditorium

    Leading thinkers grapple with the major issues surrounding women’s rights and gender equality, many of which were highlighted in UN-Women’s recent flagship report Progress of the World’s Women. Globally, there have been important gains in education, in the labor market, and in leadership positions for women. Yet glaring gender gaps remain in earnings,… Read more »

    Film

    November 3, 2015 To November 19, 2015

    Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, New York

    : Angelika Film Center

    MEET THE PATELS is a real life romantic comedy about an Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams… and his parents. Fresh from a breakup with his secret white girlfriend and freaked out that he’s nearing 30 and single, Ravi goes on a family vacation to India with his head spinning…. Read more »

    Film

    November 3, 2015

    7:00 pm

    American Sephardi Federation, 15 West 16th Street, New York

    Having grown up in the enigmatic community of the Bene Israel in Mumbai, India, Siona Benjamin’s art synthesizes her Jewish roots with the Hindu, Catholic, Muslim, and Zoroastrian iconography of her homeland. Join American Sephardi Federation and the Indian Consulate at New York for a screening of a documentary on Siona’s life and work,… Read more »

    Film

    November 4, 2015 To November 17, 2015

    Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, New York, NY, United States

    PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND EDITED BY FREDERICK WISEMAN

    In the course of his brilliant, nearly half-century career, Frederick Wiseman has tackled both great social institutions (a prison for the criminally insane, high school, military, police, juvenile court, the welfare system) and cultural ones (La Comédie Franҫaise, the Paris Opéra Ballet, American Ballet Theater,… Read more »

    Comedy

    November 4, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Busch Campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Winner of Best Play Award (Maui Fringe) and Best Actress Award (VTG Festival), Qurrat Ann Kadwani is the first South Asian female to have a solo play produced Off Broadway which ran for 7 months in 2014.
    THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between cultural pressure and wanting acceptance into the American culture…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    November 4, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Asian-American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th St #600, New York

    http://aaww.org/curation/lost-histories-of-world-war-ii/

    : Asian-American Writers’ Workshop

    Come hear award-winning authors Raghu Karnad and Terese Svoboda discuss hidden family histories of the Asia theater of World War II. Moderated by N+1 editor Nikil Saval, author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace…. Read more »

    Talk

    November 5, 2015

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Middle Collegiate Church, 112 2nd Avenue, New York

    Whether in Karachi or Canarsie, the dilemma confronting young people today is how to reconcile the mantle of traditional family values with the dream of independence and self-expression.
    In scenes from her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Pakistani-British-American  playwright Nadia Manzoor uses poignant personal stories to shatter the illusion that there is security in family tradition…. Read more »

    Talk

    November 6, 2015

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    The faculty leaders, representing Harvard Business School, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss their experience studying the world’s largest festival, and lessons learned for future research…. Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    November 6, 2015 To November 7, 2015

    Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, New York, NY

    The Jazz Gallery presents its 20th Anniversary Concert Series with Saxophonist Henry Threadgill, pianist Vijay Iyer and drummer Dafnis Prieto.
    As a founding member of the trio Air, and a frequent collaborator of Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill is commonly thought of as one of his generation’s leading free-form improvisors…. Read more »

    Family

    November 7, 2015

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family, and friendships. Celebrate with performances and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali…. Read more »

    Music

    November 7, 2015

    8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Integral Yoga Institute, 227 West 13th Street, New York, NY

    On this evening, we will bask in ancient mantras from Jewish mysticism, sacred texts, and prayer to bring us to “Devekut,” the edge of direct connection to the Divine. Considered one of the uniquely vibrational languages, Hebrew—like Sanskrit—has the power to transform through the sound of the voice. Join Reb Drew,… Read more »

    Theater

    November 7, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ

    The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller. A poor chaiwallah (tea seller) has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing…. Read more »

    Sports

    November 7, 2015

    1:00 pm

    Citi Field, Roosevelt Avenue, NY

    THE “GODS OF CRICKET” PLAY ON AMERICAN SOIL FOR THE FIRST TIME – Global cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will headline a star-studded lineup of renowned cricket players from around the world in the inaugural “Cricket All-Star Series,” a three-game series in New York City, Houston and Los Angeles…. Read more »

    Dance

    November 7, 2015

    2:00 pm

    Faison Firehouse Theater, 6 Hancock Place, Harlem

    2pm Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance, Gorana Dance Collective, Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Trinayan Odissi Collective
    7pm Kotchegna Dance Company, Kathak Ensemble & Friends, Danza España… Read more »

    Comedy, Gala

    November 7, 2015

    7:30 pm To 11:00 pm

    Livestream Public, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn

    Community, where you at? This is a special event and we want you to be a part of it! We can’t wait to celebrate our appreciation of artists for over 18 years! Where else can you hear brown girls make jokes, talk shop about South Asian authors and artists, and dance the night away in a hip,… Read more »

    Film

    November 7, 2015

    1:30 pm To 3:30 pm

    Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America, 3490 Route 27, Kendall Park, NJ

    Kadambari is a pure entertainer – Times of India.
    One of the most sensational cultural events in the history of Bengal was the controversial suicide of Kadambari Devi, Rabindranath Tagore’s sister-in-law and literary muse, in 1883…. Read more »

    Family

    November 8, 2015

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Ages 3 and up with accompanying adults.
    Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2 p.m. family exhibition tour, or go on your own thematic gallery search…. Read more »

    Bookreading, Cooking

    November 9, 2015

    7:00 pm

    92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York

    No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the “godmother of Indian cooking” (The Independent on Sunday) has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. Join the seven-time James Beard Award–winning author to hear about the delectable, healthful, vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed around the Indian subcontinent she presents in her new book,… Read more »

    Film

    November 10, 2015

    6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    A compelling documentary on violence against women in India followed by a discussion on women’s empowerment. Winner of the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues, awarded by the President of India…. Read more »

    Bookreading, Talk

    November 10, 2015

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    1st Floor, 244 Greene Street, New York

    : 1st Floor

    Join Moustafa Bayoumi and Deepa Iyer to mark the publication of their important new books about the frontlines of post-9/11 America and for a wide-ranging conversation with leading activist Amardeep Singh. Books will be available for sale and signing…. Read more »

    Theater

    November 11, 2015

    6:00 pm

    NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York

    A Play written & directed by renowned artist Mr. Mumtaz Hussain – price you pay to live your dreams.
    Fusion is the best way to describe Hussain’s work, which includes elements from his native country of Pakistan, as well as his current life in New York. His work blends European and American influences,… Read more »

    Music

    November 11, 2015

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Spiral Music – Aditya Lama (guitar, vocals) + Gobinda Sen (percussion)

    Aditya Lama is a young professional guitarist/vocalist who has played both in Asia and the United States.
    Gobinda Sen is a passionate percussionist who has performed in Nepal and India at events that include Silence Festival, Nepfest, and Live and Loud…. Read more »

    Multimedia, Music

    November 12, 2015

    7:30 pm

    Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York

    “A triumph of a genre that doesn’t yet exist.” —Boston Globe
    “It’s dense, intense, provocative and honorable.” —New York Times
    A compelling multimedia work of voice, video, and music, Holding It Down is mined straight from the words of minority veterans of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…. Read more »

    Gala

    November 12, 2015

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, 2 East 61st Street, New York

    Join us at Two E Bar/Lounge on Thursday, November 12th for a glamorous affair celebrating India’s Festival of Lights!
    An evening steeped in traditions from the subcontinent, the Lounge will be lit by hundreds of flickering candles as guests are welcomed to the event with a traditional Aarti ceremony. With Indian musicians playing live through the evening,… Read more »

    Comedy

    November 12, 2015

    9:30 pm

    Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York

    Join 350 others to watch “International Incident,” THE most irreverent, incendiary, and irrefutably hilarious show in NYC! Combining stand-up, sketch comedy, celebrity interviews, and general ridiculousness, host Anish Shah brings together the best talent from around the world, on NYC’s biggest comedy stage, for this unforgettable night of laughter.
     … Read more »

    Film

    November 12, 2015 To November 19, 2015

    Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, New York

    : Angelika Film Center

    A riveting documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken, SONG OF LAHORE examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan’s classical musicians. Before Pakistan’s Islamization, ethnic divisions, war, and corruption, the Lahore was a haven for musicians, artists, and poets. In 2004, Izzat Majeed founded Sachal Studios to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its roots…. Read more »

    Talk

    November 13, 2015

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York

    This event, originally scheduled for November 3, has been postponed to Friday, November 13. It will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 804/805.
    What strategies are current movements using to end violence, reclaim space and resources, and call for justice, and how do they intersect? Thenmozhi Soundararajan and the Dalit Women’s Self-Respect Movement present on the 2014 Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra (Dalit Women’s Self-Determination March) — a four-month long march,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    November 13, 2015

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    52 Oliver Avenue Edison, NJ

    Artist(s):

    Rajyasree Ghosh – Hindustani classical vocal http://rajyasree.com/home.htmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSPWILsvfM8
    Samir Chatterjee – tabla http://www.tabla.org/samir-chatterjee-bio

    A rising star in the firmament of Hindustani Classical Music, Rajyasree Ghosh, starting at a very young age, went through an extensive training in the hands of some of the most illustrious maestros in this field…. Read more »

    Film

    November 13, 2015 To November 26, 2015

    AMC Empire 25, 234 W 42nd Street, New York

    Prem ‘Dilwala’ is a happy-go-lucky man who does ‘Ramleelas’ (stage plays based on Lord Rama) in Ayodhya, India. He knows all the Shlokas by heart and the purity of the scriptures resonates in all his pranks and fun. All that he earns, he donates to a charitable fund which is run by Princess Maithili…. Read more »

    Comedy

    November 14, 2015

    10:00 am

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York

    Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer, actor, and comedian. He has been seen performing stand-up on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His 2013 comedy special Beta Male was on the “best of 2013” lists for Vulture, Village Voice, and The Onion’s AV Club,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    November 14, 2015

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618, New York, NY

    Artist(s): Roopa Mahadevan – Vocal, Rajna Swaminathan – Mrdungam, Anjna Swaminathan – Violin

    Roopa Mahadevan is a versatile vocalist grounded in the Carnatic (South Indian classical) tradition. Born and raised in Northern California, she received major training in Carnatic vocal music under Asha Ramesh of the D.K. Jayaraman bani and later,… Read more »

    Dance, Music

    November 15, 2015

    4:00 pm

    LEHMAN CENTER for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, New York

    The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present The Spirit of India, a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India invite you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai…. Read more »

    Dance, Family

    November 15, 2015

    12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY

    Join The Met for Diwali, the Indian “festival of lights”! Celebrate with friends and family through dance, music, and art making.
    This event is presented by the Museum’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative and the Education Department…. Read more »

    Family

    November 15, 2015

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Ages 3 and up with accompanying adults.
    Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2 p.m. family exhibition tour, or go on your own thematic gallery search…. Read more »

    Dance, Music

    November 17, 2015

    8:00 pm

    The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT

    The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present the spirit of India, a new step toward a bold vision.
    Namaskaar Foundation invites you into the world of music, dance, dynamic rhythm and spirituality that characterizes the incredible India with both the rich traditions and modern interpretations of India’s signature sound…. Read more »

    Exhibition, Museum

    November 18, 2015 To April 5, 2016

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Steve McCurry: India, co-organized by the Rubin Museum and the International Center of Photography, brings together stunning photographs of India—its people, monuments, landscapes, seasons, and cities—by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry. The exhibition, which is representative of three decades of McCurry’s work, is the first museum presentation to focus on his India photographs and includes some that have never been shown before…. Read more »

    Music

    November 18, 2015 To September 30, 2015

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Ehren Hanson (tabla) + Steve Gorn (bansuri)
    Steve Gorn is featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording “Miho – Journey to the Mountain” with the Paul Winter Consort as well as the Academy Award-winning documentary film “Born into Brothels.” He has performed Indian Classical Music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world…. Read more »

    Music, Talk

    November 19, 2015

    7:30 pm

    David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, West 62nd Street, New York, NY

    Two ensembles made up of Generation Y Indian classical musicians present traditional and contemporary takes on raga music, followed by a panel discussion on forging identity as raga musicians in the West…. Read more »

    Comedy

    November 19, 2015 To November 22, 2015

    Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York

    In April 2015, Vir debuted his brand new show “Unbelievablish” which was a roaring success. Covering 17 cities in India plus Dubai and Singapore and having sold over 35,000 tickets till date, it is the largest domestic comedy tour ever by an Indian comedian…. Read more »

    Charity, Dance, Music

    November 19, 2015

    6:30 pm

    The Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128

    An intimate evening of performances, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres/food stations, and dancing with MC, comedian Gibran Saleem and live DJ.
    Featured artists include Richard Bennett on piano, Indrajit Roy-Choudhry on sitar, Shivalik Ghoshal on tabla and Bala Skandan on violin and mridangam. Dance performances featuring Jiva Dance, and the students of Jiva Performing Arts,… Read more »

    Bookreading

    November 19, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Asian-American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th St #600, New York

    http://aaww.org/curation/lost-histories-of-world-war-ii/

    : Asian-American Writers’ Workshop

    Join us for a night of fraught love and exquisite literary fiction withJennifer Tseng and Chaitali Sen. Both novelists imagine troubled romantic relationships in vivid settings and are published by Europa Editions, the publisher of Elena Ferrante and Muriel Barbery…. Read more »

    Dance, Family

    November 21, 2015

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY

    Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with internationally renowned musicians and dancers from India: Abha Roy, Indian classical dance-Kathak; Naren Budhakkar, tabla drums; Indrajit Roy-Chowhury, sitar; Rohan Misra, sarangi, and Falu, Hindustani classical vocals. Join us for dance workshops, stellar musical performances, Indian fashion show, henna painting and more. Traditional Indian food and handmade Indian jewelry for sale…. Read more »

    Film

    November 22, 2015

    5:00 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    Dir. M. Manikandan. 2014. 99 min. DCP. In Tamil with English subtitles. With Vignesh Ramesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh. Writer, director, and cinematographer M. Manikandan’s breakout debut feature is an indelible portrait of urban life in southern India. When a pizza parlor opens on the site of their old playground in Chennai, carefree and spirited slum kids Big Crow’s Egg and Little Crow’s Egg develop a newfound obsession to taste their first pie,… Read more »

    Family

    November 22, 2015

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Ages 3 and up with accompanying adults.
    Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2 p.m. family exhibition tour, or go on your own thematic gallery search…. Read more »

    Clubs, Music

    November 28, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, New York, NY

    KSHMR, pronounced as “kashmir” with real name Niles Hollowell-Dhar, is a Kashmiri EDM producer from Berkeley, California. Since 2014, KSHMR has been making music under his own alias after leaving the duo The Cataracs.
    In 2014, Niles “Cyranizzy” Hollowell-Dhar started making electro house music under the alias of KSHMR…. Read more »

    Film

    November 28, 2015 To December 3, 2015

    AMC Empire 25, 234 W 42nd Street, New York

    A young girl stranded on the island of Corsica meets a backpacker, and they spend a magical week together. Four years later, they reunite, but she finds him lacking in the charm that she remembers. Her rejection leads him on a journey of self-discovery as he sets out to pursue her…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    November 30, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Asian-American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th St #600, New York

    http://aaww.org/curation/lost-histories-of-world-war-ii/

    : Asian-American Writers’ Workshop

    THE BRIDGE: DIASPORA, MIGRATION AND TRANSLATION
    with Mona Kareem, Genya Turovskaya, Zohra Saed, Sal Robinson, Madhu Kaza

    We’re excited to host the first installment of The Bridge, a special reading series featuring translators who first or second generation immigrants or who identify as part of a diaspora. Hosted by Melville House Editor Sal Robinson and Madhu Kaza,… Read more »

    Film

    December 3, 2015 To December 10, 2015

    AMC Empire 25, 234 W 42nd Street, New York

    On September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa, a nun in the Catholic order, was riding on a train when she received what she took as a message from God telling her to assist the poorest of the poor, and to live among them. Committing to this new purpose brought her initially in conflict with the Catholic Church and the Government of India…. Read more »

    Talk

    December 4, 2015

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

    : Proshansky Auditorium

    In his recent book In Defense of a Liberal Education, Fareed Zakaria of CNN considers a question with a long and complex history: what is the value of a liberal arts education today? Leon Botstein, as president of Bard College for the last forty years, has intimately considered the question and put his answers into practice…. Read more »

    Art

    December 5, 2015 To January 13, 2016

    Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ

    The ArtLab Gallery will be showing a solo exhibition titled, “Chaos and Calm” by Ruee Gawarikar. Ruee, who is a visual and a performing artist, will exhibit a collection of her paintings aiming to showcase the disorder and stress associated with the modern day lifestyle and the need to find peace and order within this chaos. … Read more »

    Film

    December 5, 2015

    2:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 110-112 W. 27th St, #600, New York

    The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is pleased to present New Films 2015, a one-day showcase of short films by South Asian women artists and directors. Featuring video art, animation, television, and documentary work, the selected pieces engage a diverse audience on a range of aesthetic, socio-political, and conceptual levels. … Read more »

    Film

    December 9, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Village East Cinema, 181-, 189 2nd Avenue, New York

    Deepa Mehta mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine and betrayal in BEEBA BOYS: an adrenaline-charged Indo-Canadian gang war, and a violent clash of culture and crime. Gang leader Jeet Johar and his young, loyal, and often-brutal crew dress like peacocks, love attention and openly compete with an old-style Indo crime syndicate to take over the Vancouver drug and arms scene…. Read more »

    Art

    December 10, 2015 To January 23, 2016

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Aicon Gallery New York is delighted to invite you to Monomania, the first major U.S. solo exhibition of Karachi-based artist Adeel uz Zafar. The exhibition presents a survey of Zafar’s recent work, and highlights two of the signature elements of his practice; the use of children’s toys eerily wrapped in bandages as subject matter and his now iconic reductive technique of scraping away at a black latex surface line by line to give rise to meticulously rendered,… Read more »

    Film

    December 10, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Village East Cinema, 181-, 189 2nd Avenue, New York

    Manto is a 2015 Pakistani biographical drama film based on the life of short story writer Saadat Hassan Manto (1912–1955).
    Profoundly affected by the 1947 Partition of British India into present-day India and Pakistan and its far-reaching effects on society, Manto led a turbulent existence as he spiraled into a black pit of alcoholism and dementia amid his rising stature as a literary genius…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    December 10, 2015 To November 10, 2015

    6:30 pm

    Asian-American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th St #600, New York

    http://aaww.org/curation/poetry-versus-essay-versus-ghost/

    : Asian-American Writers’ Workshop

    POETRY VERSUS ESSAY VERSUS GHOST
    with Sun Yung Shin, Janice Lee, & Madhu Kaza

    Come throw poetry in the atom smasher with death, essays, grief, television, orientalism, science fiction, wandering, and ghosts. This event on hybrid forms and migrant thoughts features writers Madhu Kaza, Janice Lee, and Sun Yung Shin, the latter two appearing in a rare New York visit…. Read more »

    Film

    December 11, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Village East Cinema, 181-, 189 2nd Avenue, New York

    Loosely Based on a true life incident “VISAARANAI “( INTERROGATION) is about four immigrant boys (Pandi, Murugan, Kumar and Afsal) detained under suspicion and forced to confess a crime they know nothing of…. Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    December 12, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway, New York

    : Miller Theater

    Rudresh Mahanthappa has made a name for himself with his intoxicating blend of jazz and Southern Indian music and the “bladelike articulation” (New York Times) of his sax. This performance weaves in a new component: the elegant and electrifying influences of Charlie Parker. In keeping with the free spirit of jazz,… Read more »

    Film

    December 12, 2015

    5:00 pm

    Village East Cinema, 181-, 189 2nd Avenue, New York

    Set against the backdrop of the 2008 recession, For Here or To Go? is a comedy drama about the many personal battles faced by immigrants living in America. Young Silicon Valley software professional Vivek Pandit is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining,… Read more »

    Film

    December 12, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Village East Cinema, 181-, 189 2nd Avenue, New York

    Kaash at it’s core is a film about love, memory, and the challenge of accepting that the most permanent thing about life is change.
    A boy yearns for a time, that has passed. Based loosely on the director’s own experiences with love, the film attempts to capture the passion, the fear,… Read more »

    Film

    December 13, 2015

    5:00 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    Dir. Chaitanya Tamhane. 2014. 116 min. DCP. In Marathi, Hindi, English, and Gujarati with English subtitles. With Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni. India’s official entry for the Academy Awards, and winner of top accolades at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals for its inventively naturalistic style and for the brilliant performances by its largely non-professional cast,Court offers a scathing critique of the social injustices that result from India’s caste and legal system…. Read more »

    Film

    December 13, 2015

    8:00 pm

    Village East Cinema, 181-, 189 2nd Avenue, New York

    Set in Mumbai, the film follows the parallel lives of an intelligence officer at the Narcotics Control Bureau, a Bangladeshi immigrant and a young rebellion.
    A cross-cross in the lives of the self-proclaimed social outcasts eventually leading to love and the destruction, is the essence of the film…. Read more »

    Art

    December 19, 2015 To June 5, 2016

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

    Dramas presented during religious festivals in southern India are an important aspect of popular Hindu celebration. This exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely unrecorded category of late medieval Indian devotional art. The masks depict the protagonists in a deadly battle between Vishnu in his man-lion avatar,… Read more »

    Film

    December 23, 2015

    7:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    1924, UK, John Noel, 87 min.
    The Rubin Museum will once again be presenting the 1924 silent masterpiece The Epic of Everest, which mesmerizingly documents George Mallory’s ill-fated expedition to climb Mount Everest. The film illustrates the unintended repercussions British showmanship had on the fate of the Tibetan nation state. As Wade Davis explains in his exemplary book on the Mallory expeditions,… Read more »

    Clubs

    December 25, 2015

    10:00 pm

    (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

     
    DJ Rekha

    DJ Rekha is a British born, New York City based DJ, curator, record label owner, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music…. Read more »

    Clubs

    December 31, 2015

    BOWLMOR CHELSEA PIERS, Pier 60/23rd & W. Side Hwy, New York

    We invite you to join An Exclusive VIP Gathering of Friends and Social Circles for a truly one of a kind, all-out New Year’s DesiParty like none other in Manhattan, celebrate in dramatic style and spoil yourself with modern luxury in Bowlmor – Chelsea Piers in New York City.
    The Only New Years Party in New York City with a Proper Dance Floor…. Read more »

    Film

    January 13, 2016 To January 21, 2016

    AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

    WAZIR is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer, brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate. The two men decide to help each other win the biggest game of their lives. But there’s a mysterious & dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows,… Read more »

    Film

    January 13, 2016 To January 14, 2016

    AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

    The tale of romance between an Indian General, Peshwa Baji Rao I & his second wife, Mastani…. Read more »

    Comedy

    January 18, 2016

    9:30 pm

    Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York

    Through a series of critically acclaimed releases over the past decade, saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has explored the music of his South Indian heritage and translated it through the vocabulary of his own distinctive approach to modern jazz. In his latest project Bird Calls, Mahanthappa trains his anthropological imagination on an equally important cultural influence: the music of Charlie Parker…. Read more »

    January 19, 2016

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY

    Journalist Anjan Sundaram reads from and discusses his work with SAJA’s Mythili Rao at BookCourt.
    Bad News is the story of Sundaram’s time running a journalist’s training program out of Kigali, the capital city of one of Africa’s most densely populated countries, Rwanda. President Kagame’s regime, which seized power after the genocide that ravaged its population in 1994,… Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    January 22, 2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Kavita Shah, a visionary young singer who incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire, returns to the Rubin with her unique and soulful phrasing…. Read more »

    Jazz, Music

    January 23, 2016

    8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    Invocation is Pakistani-born jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi’s quintet featuring pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. In this performance, the quintet unveils a new project that explores Carnatic classical music from Southern India through the idiom of jazz. This is the final installment in a triptych made by Abbasi that puts a jazz lens on the musical traditions of South Asia;… Read more »

    Theater

    January 26, 2016 To February 21, 2016

    The Beckett Theater, 410 W 42nd St, New York

    Washer/Dryer is a hilarious new farce that examines the pressures of modern-day marriage against the backdrop of New York City.  Sonya and Michael’s recent elopement in Vegas seemed like a dream come true for both of them until they try living together in Sonya’s Manhattan studio apartment. As they discover that they haven’t been entirely honest with each other or themselves,… Read more »

    Music

    January 29, 2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    The performance of northern Indian classical music depends considerably on the mood and inspiration of the artists and their rapport with the audience. Renowned sitar player Ikhlaq Hussain’s performance of this music is deeply spiritual and evokes the human soul’s yearning for the divine. Hussain will perform a selection of northern Indian classical ragas and talas in the gayaki style…. Read more »

    Clubs, Dance

    February 4, 2016

    7:00 pm

    (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, United States

    Basement Bhangra
    w/ DJ Rekha , DJ Petra , and visuals by Fictive
    Thu., February 04, 2016 at 7:00 PM
    $10 in advance
    FREE before 8pm at the door
    $15 after
    Bhangra Dance lesson with Ajna Dance
    Happy hour from 7 – 9pm
    This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR
    Basement Bhangra
    The first Thursday of every month,… Read more »

    Art

    February 4, 2016 To February 27, 2016

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Aicon Gallery New York is proud to announce Rekha Rodwittiya – The Rituals of Memory: Personal Folklores and Other Tales, the first major showing of the artist’s work in New York City in two decades. A pioneering feminist artist and voice from the Indian subcontinent, Rodwittiya rose to prominence throughout the 80s and 90s through her strikingly idiosyncratic depictions of female forms,… Read more »

    Music

    February 5, 2016

    8:00 pm

    92nd St Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

    L. Subramaniam is the best this listener has heard. — The New York Times
    India’s violin icon L. Subramaniam, dubbed “The Paganini of Indian Classical music,”… Read more »

    Comedy

    February 8, 2016

    7:30 pm

    SymphonySpace, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, New York

    Over the years, Selected Shorts has had to say no to some amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. But no more!
    We’ll take some of our favorite daring fiction and bring all the steam, gore, and uncensored scenes to the good people of New York…. Read more »

    Music

    February 10, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
    About the Musicians
    Roshni Thompson (tabla) is a New York–based tabla player who hails from the West Indies,… Read more »

    February 18, 2016

    6:30 pm To 8:15 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    Join us for a special screening of the Oscar® nominated HBO Documentary A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness. The film will be followed by a conversation with the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, moderated by author and journalist Kati Marton.
    A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is the story of Saba,… Read more »

    Music

    February 24, 2016

    8:30 pm

    The Appel Room, Columbus Circle, New York, NY

    @ The Lincoln Center
    One of the most promising voices in American roots music” (Rolling Stone), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) rocketed to the forefront of the folk scene with her crackling performance of Odetta’s “Waterboy” at the all-star Inside Llewyn Davis concert at Town Hall in 2013. In Swimming in Dark Waters,… Read more »

    Music

    February 24, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    Perhaps no one is more responsible for bringing awareness to the beauty of raga to Western music lovers then George Harrison and the Beatles. In an ambitious production worthy of the epic subject matter, the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars return the love. The musician collective will re-interpret and re-contextualize the classic Indian inspired material by the world’s most beloved band…. Read more »

    Literature

    February 25, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Asian-American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th St #600, New York

    http://aaww.org/curation/lost-histories-of-world-war-ii/

    : Asian-American Writers’ Workshop

    Experimental poets NourbeSe Philip and Phinder Dulai draw on legal decisions, ship records, and other archival materials to engage with the passage of bodies of color across the waters: the dead of the slave trade and South Asian migrants refused entry at port. Don’t miss this special New York appearance by these two Canadian poets working between poetry and the archive…. Read more »

    Music

    February 27, 2016

    7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

    Thomas Erben Gallery NY, 526 West 26th Street, New York

    Rucha Muley Jambhekar is a trained vocalist and a budding exponent of Hindustani Classical Gayaki. She is a Physical Therapist by profession and resides in New Jersey. She started obtaining training in Hindustani Classical vocal at the age of 7 from Shri Parulekar and later took Taalim of the Kirana Gharana Gayaki from Shri Appa Indurkar,… Read more »

    February 27, 2016

    5:30 pm

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 305 7th Avenue, New York

    A Force More Powerful reveals one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories how millions chose to battle the forces of brutality and oppression with non-violent weapons and won. Directed by Steve York, Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley. RSVP bhavanus@hotmail.com… Read more »

    Film, Talk

    February 28, 2016

    2:00 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue, New York, NY

    Part of India’s New Wave
    Dir. Nagesh Kukunoor. 2015, 103 mins. DCP. In Hindi with English subtitles. This enchanting modern fable from director Nagesh Kukunoor tells the story of two orphans, ten-year-old Pari (Hetal) and her eight-year-old blind brother Chotu (Krrish Chhabbria), who live in a desert village in Rajasthan…. Read more »

    Dance

    March 2, 2016 To March 5, 2016

    7:30 pm

    BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

    Message from BAM: This event has been canceled. Due to a recent knee injury while performing in Paris, Israel Galván has been advised by his doctor to withdraw his participation in the Torobakatour while he undergoes complete rest and rehabilitation.
    All orders placed online or by phone have been refunded to the original method of payment…. Read more »

    Music

    March 2, 2016

    6:00 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    North Indian classical music presented in its pure form. This form is most often represented with one singer or instrument in interplay with the tabla. We go back to our raga roots as vocalists Samarth Nagarkar & Mitali Bhawmik and master of sarodist Anirban Das Gupta color your mind. Bringing the raga back in raga massive!… Read more »

    Talk

    March 3, 2016

    6:30 pm To 8:15 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    RECEPTION FROM 5:30PM
    Please join us for an annual event which focuses on the U.S.-India business corridor. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government in India have been taking steps to boost sentiment and revive the country’s economy, which has led to renewed optimism among the population. The Government is expected to submit its budget to the Indian Parliament on February 29th…. Read more »

    Art

    March 3, 2016 To April 2, 2016

    Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York

    Opening Reception Mar 3, 6-8pm.
    Tayeba Begum Lipi creates paintings, prints, videos and installations articulating themes of female marginality and the female body. Her sculptural works re-creating everyday objects including beds, bathtubs, strollers, wheelchairs, dressing tables and women’s undergarments use unexpected materials, such as safety pins and razor blades. This purposeful and provocative choice of materials speaks to the violence facing women in Bangladesh,… Read more »

    Film

    March 3, 2016 To March 9, 2016

    AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

    The movie is likely to be memorable for most, especially for Sonam Kapoor fans … is a milestone in Sonam Kapoor’s career – Hindustan Times…. Read more »

    Dance

    March 4, 2016 To March 5, 2016

    8:00 pm

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York

    An astonishing young dancer, Aakash Odedra is something to behold! DANCING REVIEW
    The sensational Aakash Odedra will perform the New York premiere of Rising, featuring four solo dance works created exclusively for Aakash by celebrated top tier choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    March 4, 2016

    6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

    Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York

    The End of Karma – Hope and Fury Among India’s Young, by Somini Sengupta.
    Please join us for a book signing with award-winning New York Times journalist Somini Sengupta. We’ll be serving wine and samosas, accompanied by music from the Navatman Music Collective, plus opening remarks from the author, who will be joined by Suketu Mehta,… Read more »

    Film, Multimedia

    March 9, 2016

    6:30 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    6:30PM |  FILM SHOWING OF “JALSAGHAR” BY SATYAJIT RAY
    Satyajit Ray is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest filmmakers. He is known for using music to help tell his moving stories. His film “Jalsaghar”, or music room, tells the story of a down and out landlord struggling to keep up with life around him…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    March 10, 2016

    7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    Asia Society and the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) present Love, Loss and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi.
    Cookbook author, actress, model, television host and producer Padma Lakshmi discusses her new book, Love, Loss, and What We Ate, a vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph which traces Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera…. Read more »

    Talk

    March 11, 2016

    7:30 pm

    92nd Y, Lexington Ave, New York

    Mathematics underlies everything in our world, from smart phones to the shape of a sunflower. Those who deeply comprehend math seem to hold the potential for ultimate understanding. One young Indian mathematician named Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks among them. He crossed continents and class lines to dazzle the elite minds of his day and his story is the subject of the new movie The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel…. Read more »

    Art

    March 12, 2016 To April 2, 2016

    Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens

    The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is pleased to present its annual visual arts exhibition, welcome to what we took from is the state, guest curated by Sadia Shirazi at the Queens Museum from March 12 to April 2, 2016.
    Participating Artists: Anushya Badrinath, Chitra Ganesh, Mariam Ghani, Sue Jeong Ka,… Read more »

    Film, Talk

    March 13, 2016

    7:00 pm

    American Shephardi Federation, 15 West 16th Street, NY

    Bollywood Night Journey through the glory days of Bollywood, when Pramila, Sulochana, Nadira and other Jewish stars and scriptwriters dominated silver screens across India. Kenneth X. Robbins, author of a multi-volume history of the Jews of India and the curator of ASF’s Baghdadis & the Bene Israel in Bollywood & Beyond exhibition,… Read more »

    Film

    March 13, 2016

    2:30 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    With director Shonali Bose in person
    Dirs. Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar. 2014, 97 mins. Digital projection. Based on a true story,Margarita, with a Straw is a funky, stereotype-busting coming-of-age tale about a Punjabi teenage girl with cerebral palsy. Laila, an aspiring writer and secret rebel in a wheelchair, is accepted to New York University and leaves India for Manhattan…. Read more »

    Film

    March 16, 2016 To March 27, 2016

    Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th Street, New York

    http://www.filmlinc.org/festivals/new-directors-new-films/#films

    New Directors/New Films 2016
    Raam Reddy’s bold, vibrant first feature is closer to Émile Zola than it is to Bollywood. Filmed in India’s southern Karnataka state with mostly nonprofessional actors, the sprawling narrative follows three generations of sons following the death of the family’s patriarch, their 101-year-old grandfather known as “Century Gowda.” The men’s respective vices—ranging from greed to womanizing to cut-and-dry escapism—bring deliciously comedic misadventures to their village in the days leading up to thethithi,… Read more »

    Music

    March 16, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
     
    About the Musicians
    Diego Campo studied classical and flamenco guitar under Spain’s master El Entri starting at an early age and continued his studies with jazz master Richie Hart…. Read more »

    Exhibition

    March 18, 2016 To June 5, 2016

    The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue, New York

    One of the most significant artists to emerge in post-Independence India, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) created a body of work that demonstrates a singular and sustained engagement with abstraction. Her minimalist practice not only adds a rich layer to the history of South Asian art but also necessitates an expansion of the narratives of international modernism…. Read more »

    Music

    March 18, 2016 To March 31, 2016

    The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue, New York

    Resident Artist, Vijay Iyer, will inhabit The Met Breuer’s Lobby Gallery in March, inhabiting the space creatively and bringing his encyclopedic breadth of artistic practice to a residency, redefined. Iyer will highlight his full body of work with performances, titledRelation, that will run continuously throughout Museum hours. He will perform solo,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    March 19, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Riyaaz Qawwali performs the ecstatic improvisational Sufi vocal tradition made famous in the West by the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, enthralling listeners with its lively rhythms, joyous melodies and inspirational poetry.  In addition to paying homage to traditional qawwali that has been in existence for over 700 years,… Read more »

    Film

    March 20, 2016

    4:30 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

     
    Part of India’s New Wave
    Dir. Anucharan Murugaiyan. 2015, 98 mins. DCP. In Tamil with English subtitles. With Kathir, Charlie, Reshmi Menon. First-time director Murugaiyan delivers a riveting, white-knuckle thriller from a script co-written with rising-star Tamil filmmaker M. Manikandan (The Crow’s Egg). Their collaboration is a fine example of Tamil cinema’s recent emergence as a force on the world stage…. Read more »

    Talk

    March 21, 2016

    6:30 pm

    Proshansky Auditorium, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY

    : Proshansky Auditorium

    As America continues the conversation around race in our society, ideas about an individual’s multiple identities have grown increasingly nuanced. The discussion now looks at how different identities (such as race, gender, and sexuality) intersect and combine. Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, president emerita of Spelman College and Bennett College, sheds light on these complexities with a dynamic panel…. Read more »

    Music

    March 23, 2016

    6:00 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    : Pioneer Works

    Holi is a festival of colors in celebration of spring. Come welcome spring with featured performers including khayal and thumri singer Sangeeta Lahiri and ghazal and Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia with guitarist Rez Abassi. BRM has a full schedule of activities including the throwing of colors, a family performance by Raga Kids,… Read more »

    Talk

    March 23, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

    : JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Born to Lead: Defining Success
    How do you define success?  Is success the attainment of money, power, or honors ?
    Some say that success is defined by effectiveness, or balance or how much they love working or what they have done to make a difference.  For many, it is taking charge of their own paths. … Read more »

    Talk

    March 23, 2016

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Asian American Writer's Workshop, 112 W 27th St, New York, NY

    : Asian American Writer's Workshop

    UK bloggers Aaminah and Septal share their journey at an intimate salon evening hosted by South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC).
    Join the forum where they will share current thought-provoking collaborations & works in progress that explore gender, feminism & diasporic identity.
    About the bloggers
    Seetal: Creativity, curiosity and an insatiable addiction to hip-hop are what drive Seetal away from the mundane 9-5,… Read more »

    Film

    March 25, 2016 To April 6, 2016

    AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

    A ‘family film’ is a coming out film about two brothers from a dysfunctional family- one of them being gay. the film rolls out over a weekend where the family goes on a vacation and one of the brothers, the younger one played by sidharth will finally reveal his sexuality…. Read more »

    Clubs, Parade

    March 26, 2016

    12:00 pm To 7:00 pm

    Stage 48, 605 West 48th St. New York

    An Exclusive VIP Gathering of Friends and Social Circles for a truly one of a kind, all-out Holi Party like no other, celebrate in dramatic New York style and spoil yourself with modern luxury on all 4 Floors of Stage48. This venue has a total capacity of 2000 including a beautiful Rooftop…. Read more »

    Cruise

    March 26, 2016

    12:00 pm To 3:30 pm

    Pier 40 Parking, 353 West Street, New York

    A cruise on the Hudson, a vibrant festival of Indian food, music and dance, and a celebration of Spring, all come together in IN Group’s annual Rang Barse event on March 26 at Pier 40. Key to the event is playing with color amidst dance and music. In its seventh successful year,… Read more »

    Music

    March 26, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY

    Fronted by one of India’s most influential musicians – who’s collaborated with masterminds including Yo-Yo Ma and A.R. Rahman – this ethereal ensemble combines the timeless elegance of Bollywood’s musical golden age with an inventive modern style. Catch Falu’s highly acclaimed vocals backed by an orchestra of Eastern and Western instruments for a one-of-a-kind performance…. Read more »

    Talk

    March 26, 2016

    5:00 pm

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

    Mr. Haasan is a writer, director, actor, dancer and winner of the Padma Shree & Padma Bhushan, among India’s top civilian awards. He is famous for calling himself a “reluctant actor” despite having worked in more than 200 films. He is also a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction in Tamil and his published work is testament to his constant exploration of structure and form…. Read more »

    Music

    March 27, 2016

    9:30 am

    Sri Krishna Vrundavana, 215 May St, Edison, NJ

    Pandit Ulhas N Kashalkar is a Hindustani classical vocalist. He has previously received training in the Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharanas, and is considered a representative of all three schools. WikipediaRead more »

    Dance, Family, Music

    March 27, 2016

    3:00 pm

    Queens Museum, New York City Building ,Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY

    : Queens Museum

    Holi Festival and Earth Day
    Welcome the arrival of spring with colorful multi-cultural dances and music
    Date: Sunday, March 27th 2016 at 3:00 PM
    All are Invited.

    Event Place:

    Queens Museum

    Date:

    Sunday, March 27, 2016 – 3:00pm… Read more »

    Music

    March 28, 2016

    8:30 pm

    92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York

    “His performance moved me profoundly.”—Sir András Schiff
    Be among the first to experience the next wave of brilliant players from around the world, as Sir András Schiff, who The New York Times calls “a discerning judge of young pianists, personally selects three young, accomplished pianists to represent a new generation of great musicians…. Read more »

    Music

    March 29, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

    Carnatic music, the South Indian classical style is presented in its pure form. Explore the beautiful intricacies of Ragam, Tanam, and Pallavi in two Carnatic kutcheris (concerts). Pioneering virtuoso guitarist Prasanna presents a traditional instrumental set with mridangist Akshay Anantapadmanabhan. Also featured are vocalists Roopa Mahadevan and Ashvin Bhogendra with violinists Arun Ramamurthy and Anjna Swaminathan to engage the audience in powerful sets of song and improvisation…. Read more »

    Music

    March 30, 2016 To March 31, 2016

    7:00 pm

    The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue, New York

    Resident Artist Vijay Iyer premieres a new work commissioned by Met LiveArts for the exhibition dedicated to Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi.
    This concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Nasreen Mohamedi, on view at The Met Breuer March 18–June 5, 2016…. Read more »

    Bookreading

    March 30, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway, New York

    Author Pia Padukone returns with an arresting exploration of family and culture. Nicholas Grand applies for a student exchange program in Estonia. He meets a family grappling with the challenges of life in a small country struggling to assert its post-Soviet identity. From there, Nicholas sets off on a journey through a foreign landscape that teaches him that some bonds can never be broken…. Read more »

    Film

    March 30, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    1924, UK, John Noel, 87 min.
    The Rubin Museum will once again be presenting the 1924 silent masterpiece The Epic of Everest, which mesmerizingly documents George Mallory’s ill-fated expedition to climb Mount Everest. The film illustrates the unintended repercussions British showmanship had on the fate of the Tibetan nation state. As Wade Davis explains in his exemplary book on the Mallory expeditions,… Read more »

    Film

    April 1, 2016 To April 8, 2016

    Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave, New York, NY

    : Village East Cinema

    Village East Cinema: Q&A with the filmmakers opening weekend

    ABOUT
    Based on the award-winning international bestseller by Patricia McCormick and inspired by a true account, SOLD tells the story of a 13 year-old Nepalese girl who is trafficked from a peaceful, rural village to the brothels of Kolkata, India. One extraordinary girl’s story becomes both a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit…. Read more »

    Music

    April 2, 2016

    2:00 pm

    The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

    : The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

    One of the 20th century’s greatest masters of the Sarod — Songlines World Music Magazine (UK)
    The legendary Amjad Ali Khan comes from a musical family often credited with creating the sarod… Read more »

    Music

    April 2, 2016 To April 5, 2016

    City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York, NY, United States

    Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including five Grammy® Award nominations, recognition as the youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield,… Read more »

    Clubs, Dance, Music

    April 2, 2016

    7:30 pm

    (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York

    : (le) poisson rouge

    “Reza Khan comes to world music as a consequence of both his musical identity and his citizenry on this planet. Knowing about Reza’s musical and professional background made this project even more interesting. Artistically, the freedom Reza allows as a producer (his interest in the “road less traveled”), afforded me the opportunity to incorporate a wider range of influences into my work…. Read more »

    Music

    April 3, 2016

    2:00 pm

    David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

    Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
    Christopher Tin, DCINY Composer-in-Residence
    Tin: Calling All Dawns Tin:  Flocks a Mile Wide (World Premiere)
    Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
    Sydney Guillaume, Composer/Conductor
    The Music of Sydney Guillaume
    Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International Sydney Guillaume, Composer/Conductor
     
    Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek,… Read more »

    Bookreading

    April 4, 2016

    6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

    Clara Aich Studio, 218 East 25th Street, NYC 10010

    CANCELLED
    INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL In collaboration with South Asian Journalists Association Presents
    Githa Hariharan’s
    ALMOST HOME
    Monday April 4, 2016. 6:30-8:30 pm
    RSVP: Click here
    About Almost Home: What does a medieval city in South India have in common with Washington, D.C.? How do people in Kashmir imagine the freedom they long for?… Read more »

    Music

    April 6, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    BRM celebrates the maestro’s birthday as special guest and long time student of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Krishna Bhatt performs an Indian classical raga composed by Shankar. A second set will feature the BRM Orchestra performing original works of Ravi Shankar from his collaborations with Philip Glass and George Harrison, as well as original compositions from Pt…. Read more »

    Clubs, Dance, Music

    April 7, 2016

    7:00 pm

    (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York

    : (le) poisson rouge

    About This Event
    Minimum Age:
    21+
    Doors Open:
    7:00 PM
    Show Time:
    7:00 PM

    Description:

    Birthday Bash – Celebrating Basement Bhangra’s 19th & SubDrift NYC’s 6th Birthday!
    Bhangra Dance Lesson with Ajna Dance at 9:30PM
    Happy hour from 7-9pm
    $10 in advance
    $5 at the door before 8pm
    $15 at the door after 8pm
    This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR…. Read more »

    Music

    April 7, 2016

    8:00 pm

    The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY

    : The Town Hall

    Sachal Ensemble is a group of master musicians from Lahore, Pakistan who have recently found international acclaim after decades of being forced underground by dictators and religious extremists. In 2004, with government restrictions against music easing, businessman Izzat Majeed founded the Sachal Studios Orchestra. Oscar-winning documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy crafted a beautiful feature length film about the group’s reemergence,… Read more »

    Art

    April 7, 2016 To April 30, 2016

    Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York

    The Secret Garden, an exhibition of all new work by Delhi-based Scottish artist Olivia Fraser. Deeply interested in the techniques and vocabulary of traditional Indian miniatures, Fraser combines mineral and plant pigments and handmade paper with forms and ideas inspired by modern Western art.

    Opening Reception April 7, 6-8pm.
     … Read more »

    Film

    April 8, 2016

    7:30 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    With director Parvez Sharma in person
    Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.
    Dir. Parvez Sharma. 2015, 79 mins. Digital projeciton. For a gay filmmaker, making a movie in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country, and homosexuality is punishable by death…. Read more »

    Theater

    April 9, 2016 To April 17, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ

    : Edison Valley Playhouse

    Synopsis
    On March 24, 1989, Dr. Stanley Pons and Dr. Martin Fleischmann stunned the world by claiming to have produced nuclear fusion at room temperature. The claim of Cold Fusion, which had the promise of producing infinite clean energy at minimal cost, was however debunked by the scientific community as pathological science…. Read more »

    Music

    April 9, 2016

    9:00 pm

    Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

    Columbia University’s Organization of Pakistani Students is excited to host the band, JoSH to conclude the Symposium. Based in Canada, JoSH has received international acclaim after releasing 4 chart-topping albums. Comprised of members, Rup & Q, JoSH has been producing, writing, and singing hit songs for over a decade and have performed in over 25 countries…. Read more »

    Film

    April 10, 2016

    6:30 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    Part of India’s New Wave

    Dir. Meghna Gulzar. 2015, 132 mins. DCP. In Hindi with English subtitles. With Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Sha, Tabu. The latest from filmmaker Meghna Gulzar (daughter of director/lyricist Gulzar) and writer-director-composer Vishal Bharadwaj, the stirring drama Talvar views a ripped-from-the-headlines story through the prism of three shifting perspectives…. Read more »

    Music

    April 10, 2016

    7:00 pm

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

    : NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

    Penn Masala, the World’s First and Premier Hindi A Cappella Group, was born with the desire to create music that traversed traditional cultural boundaries and captured the experience of growing up with competing Eastern and Western cultures. As the first group in the world to bring the sounds of the Indian subcontinent to a cappella,… Read more »

    Talk

    April 13, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    The monsoon rains play a vital role in Nepal’s agriculture, spirituality, social culture, and art. Due to climate change, this life-giving force is under threat, creating a ripple effect for Nepal, the Indian subcontinent, and the world beyond. Dr. Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia Water Center and the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering at Columbia University,… Read more »

    Film

    April 14, 2016 To April 20, 2016

    AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, 1998 Broadway, New York, NY

    : AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

    Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. In 3D theaters April 15, 2016…. Read more »

    Music

    April 15, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    Chennai-born New Yorker Prasanna takes you on a solo guitar journey of contemporary India that celebrates the mystic and the high-tech, along with old world charm and new world spirit, through the music of new India’s beloved musician and film scorer—A.R. Rahman.
    A personal friend and musical collaborator of A.R. Rahman’s for almost 25 years,… Read more »

    Film

    April 15, 2016 To April 21, 2016

    Columbia Park 12, 3125 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ

    http://www.columbiaparkcinemas.com/

    : Columbia Park 12

    A man (Shah Rukh Khan) develops a dangerous obsession with a movie star who looks just like him…. Read more »

    Dance

    April 16, 2016 To April 17, 2016

    Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St, New York

    Jump on the DanceWagon (J/DW) is a presenting series for four (4) choreographers/dance companies.  J/DW’s mission is to empower dancemakers both creatively and financially through providing programming designed to assuage the unique systemic and logistical challenges that dancemakers face, and embolden their decision-making when it comes to the creation and presentation of their work…. Read more »

    Music

    April 16, 2016

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618, New York, NY

    Ranjeet Pathak – Santoor
    Ajeet Pathak – Tabla
    Ranjeet Pathak is an eminent Santoor artist from India. He started his training in Santoor at the age of six under the guidance of his father Shri Deochandra Pathak, himself a renowned Tabla player. Ranjeet is the grandson of Ramchandra Pathak, an eminent Eshraj player and Padmashree Pandit Shiyaram Tiwari,… Read more »

    Talk

    April 18, 2016

    11:30 am To 1:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are pleased to present a special address by Arun Jaitley, India’s Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, and Information and Broadcasting. A member of the Cabinet of India, Minister Jaitley holds the primary responsibility for managing India’s economy—which, as the fastest growing major economy in the world,… Read more »

    Comedy

    April 21, 2016

    9:30 pm

    Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, NY

    : Carolines on Broadway

    Join 350 others to watch “International Incident,” THE most irreverent, incendiary, and irrefutably hilarious show in NYC! Combining stand-up, sketch comedy, celebrity interviews, and general ridiculousness, host Anish Shah brings together the best talent from around the world, on NYC’s biggest comedy stage, for this unforgettable night of laughter…. Read more »

    Art

    April 21, 2016 To May 21, 2016

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Aditya Pande majored in graphic design at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad in 2005. Since then, his art has developed into diagrams that are composites of digital lines overlaid with traditional materials such as acrylic paint, ink and tinsel. The result is a frenzied collage mapping curious imagery – many portraits,… Read more »

    Film

    April 22, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Hamilton 702, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States

    : Hamilton 702

    Public film screening by Organization of Pakistani Students, Columbia University.
    After the death of the family’s matriarch, her husband and son must confront not only the corruption in society around them but the corruption within themselves.

    Directors: Jami (as Jamshed Mahmood Raza), Jami

    Writers: Jami (story),… Read more »

    Clubs

    April 23, 2016 To April 24, 2016

    9:30 pm To 4:00 am

    Lexicon Night Club, 226 East 54th Street, New York, NY

    “New York City’s Weekly Saturday Night Desi-Party”… Read more »

    Film

    April 25, 2016

    6:00 pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street New York

    There will be a post-screening discussion with Director Matt Brown, Author Robert Kanigel, Producer Ed Pressman, India Distributor Swati Bhise, Lead Actors Dev Patel & Devika Bhise immediately following the screening.
    SYNOPSIS: Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics…. Read more »

    Talk

    April 26, 2016

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    Join Asia Society President Josette Sheeran for this special spring edition of our signature series“President’s Forum” – a conversation with Ajay Piramal about his remarkable journey as a business leader, philanthropist and social entrepreneur. As the leader of the Piramal Group, one of India’s largest diversified conglomerates, Piramal built the Piramal Foundation,… Read more »

    Music

    April 27, 2016

    8:00 pm

    159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

    On the last night of their residency, BRM celebrates 4 years of weekly programming with special guest, Karsh Kale. Karsh is a global star who has long bridged the gap between Indian classical, electronica, rock and more. Karsh collaborates with Max ZT, Priya Darshini and other BRM members for an epic culmination to their Pioneer Works Residency…. Read more »

    Art

    April 27, 2016 To June 30, 2016

    The Jan Hus Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 351 East 74th Street, New York, NY

    : The Jan Hus Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

    INDO AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL presents ERASING BORDERS 2016
    Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
    Opening Reception: Friday April 27th, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Erasing Borders is a richly provocative exhibition by artists of the Indian diaspora who confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease, the environment, racial and sectarian politics in painting,… Read more »

    Talk

    April 28, 2016

    8:15 pm

    92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York

    Sir Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation — best known for his public sculptures that are both adventures in form and feats of engineering.
    Among his more famous works is the “Sky Mirror,” a large, concave mirror made of stainless steel facing and reflecting the sky,… Read more »

    Music

    April 29, 2016

    7:30 pm

    India Center of Westchester, 81 east Main Street, Elmsford, NY

    : India Center of Westchester

    India Center of Westchester presents Hindustani Vocal Classical Music presents – Pt. Sanjoy Banerjee is a distinguished exponent of the Kirana Gharan of North Indian Classical Vocal Music, was a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy under able guidance of Late Pt. A.T. Kanan and Sangeet Bidushi Late Malabika Kanan, and is a successful Guru teaching at his institution – Kolkata Suromurchhana,… Read more »

    Dance

    April 29, 2016 To May 29, 2016

    La Mama, 74A 4th Street, New York

    This eclectic East Village festival continues with duets by Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías (May 20) and an evening of dance shared by Nico Brown, depicting his Midwest upbringing through minimalism; Poorna Swami, using classical Indian dance to explore “lust and lament”; and Caleb Teicher, paying tribute to jazz great Chet Baker through Lindy hop,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    April 30, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

    The Gundecha Brothers are leading exponents of dhrupad, North India’s oldest classical musical form that is not often performed today. Disciples of the legendary Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, the brothers are renowned for their performances of this deeply spiritual and meditative vocal tradition rooted in Vedic chant…. Read more »

    Family

    April 30, 2016

    11:00 am

    Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street, New York

    Hosted by NYC Bhangra Dance Company, Holi Hai is an annual festival of colors in New York City that commemorates the Hindu holiday of Holi, celebrating the triumph of good over evil and spiritual renewal. The springtime celebration includes live music performances, dancing, copious amounts of authentic Indian cuisine and of course,… Read more »

    Clubs

    April 30, 2016 To May 1, 2016

    9:30 pm To 4:00 am

    Lexicon Night Club, 226 East 54th Street, New York, NY

    “New York City’s Weekly Saturday Night Desi-Party”… Read more »

    Music

    May 1, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Two of India’s finest instrumentalists find common ground in the art of improvisation as they weave a tapestry of the two great genres of Indian music – Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian).  Sitarist Shahid Parvez is the most distinguished living musician of the Etawah gharana, a style popularized by the great Vilayat Khan…. Read more »

    Music

    May 4, 2016

    8:00 pm

    La Luz, 158 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY

    Anil Srinivasan is a classical pianist who has created a unique and contemporary aesthetic of his own, marrying Indian music with the unmistakable influence of the West. His compositions are often structurally complex, but intuitive and moving to the listener. He has played all over the world in collaborations with major Indian classical artists like Mandolin Srinivas,… Read more »

    Art

    May 4, 2016 To June 11, 2016

    Gladstone Gallery, West 24th Street, New York

    Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by Anish Kapoor taking place across both of the gallery’s Chelsea locations. This two-part exhibition demonstrates Kapoor’s ongoing exploration of the formal and conceptual framework that has informed his artistic practice for over three decades, bringing together the highly engineered and more organic processes within his oeuvre…. Read more »

    Exhibition

    May 5, 2016

    12:00 pm To 3:30 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    Designer appearance: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
    Rosena Sammi introduces Who’s Sari Now a unique socially conscious accessories collection featuring upcycled saris, made with the help of the women of Apne Aap, an NGO dedicated to educating young girls rescued from the red light districts of India. Sales from “Who’s Sari Now”… Read more »

    Clubs

    May 5, 2016

    7:00 pm

    (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York

    : (le) poisson rouge

    DJ REKHA + DJ Petra
    Basement Happy Hour featuring DJ Petra spinning dancehall and bhangramuffin vibes
    Free Entry b/f 8pm
    For group reservations contact admin.sangament$$gmail.com

    Doors at 7pm | $10 limited adv | $15 at the door
    9:30p Bhangra Dance lessons with Ajna Dance Company
    DJ Rekha‘s Basement Bhangra is a 18-year plus New York City institution singularly responsible for popularizing Bhangra on this side of the Atlantic…. Read more »

    Spiritual, Talk

    May 6, 2016

    7:30 pm

    Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way Hamilton, NJ

    Grounds For Sculpture is delighted to welcome Dr. Deepak Chopra for an intimate lecture and conversation focused on creating a roadmap for “higher health.”
    Based on the latest findings in both mainstream and integrative medicine, Dr. Chopra will discuss practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing as well as new social paradigms for how we can interact with our communities…. Read more »

    Talk

    May 6, 2016

    6:30 pm

    Proshansky Auditorium, Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York

    : Proshansky Auditorium, Graduate Center, CUNY

    One of the foremost figures in postcolonial studies, Homi K. Bhabha will discuss translation’s impact on the construction of social memory, historical narrative, and cultural identity. Bhabha, author of The Location of Culture and the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, will deliver the keynote talk of the Translation Theory Today conference…. Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    May 6, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York

    At the center of Kiran Ahluwalia’s music is love in all its shades, from the yearning romantic to the divine love of Sufi Mysticism. She is a modern exponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan which she honors intensely yet departs from in masterful, personal ways. Her original compositions embody the essence of Indian music while embracing influences from both the West and Africa — specifically the Sahara…. Read more »

    Film

    May 7, 2016 To May 14, 2016

    SCREENING SCHEDULE

    Tickets for all films: $15 general admission; $12 IAAC members
    Festival Pass: $250 general admission; $200 IAAC members.
    Includes all regular screenings and special events, Centerpiece and Closing Night screenings & parties.
    Does not include Opening Night.





    OPENING NIGHT FILM
    May 7,… Read more »

    Music

    May 7, 2016

    8:00 pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY, United States

    : New York Society for Ethical Culture

    Featured artists (subject to change) :
    Naseeruddin Saami – Vocal (Pakistan) Famous Pakistani Vocalist from a long tradition of the Delhi Gharana. This is his first appearance in the USA (Read More)
    Pt. Vinayak Torvi – Vocal (Bangalore, India) Internationally Acclaimed Hindustani Vocalist (Read More)
    Ustad Shujaat Khan – Sitar (Delhi,… Read more »

    Spiritual, Talk

    May 7, 2016

    5:30 pm To 7:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    Acclaimed teacher of India’s Bhakti-yoga tradition, Radhanath Swami shares the wisdom from his forthcoming book The Journey Within. Drawing from his study of revered sacred texts of India, such as the Bhagavad-gita and the Ramayana, and several decades of intense meditation practice, Radhanath Swami approaches universal questions with compassion and grace…. Read more »

    Literature, Talk

    May 7, 2016 To May 8, 2016

    5:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    Asia Society and the Lahore Literary Festival present the Lahore Literary Festival in New York.
    Now in its fourth year, the Lahore Literary Festival is a celebratory exploration of the literary arts of Pakistan. Join one of the festival’s first gatherings outside of Pakistan at this special event exploring contemporary arts in Pakistan,… Read more »

    Music

    May 7, 2016

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 618, New York, NY

    Sangeeta Lahiri- Vocal
    Shankhachur Lahiri – Tabla
    Rohan Prabhudesai – Harmonium
    Sangeeta Lahiri
    Daughter of the visionary sitarist and Guru Sri Rabindranath Lahiri (disciple of Ustad Dabir Khan, a direct descendant of Miyan Tansen), Sangeeta grew up in an environment imbued with the fragrance of Hindustani Classical Music. At just three years old,… Read more »

    Music

    May 8, 2016

    8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY

    Popularized by the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, qawwali songs are based on the mystical poetry of Sufism. The traditional music works its way to ecstatic peaks with strong voices and percussive handclaps, seeking to transport musicians and audience closer to the divine. The Saami Brothers Qawwal is an eight–member ensemble,… Read more »

    Film

    May 10, 2016

    BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

    Part of BAMcinématek series Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates
    Directed by Stephen Frears | 1986
    With Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis

    This Oscar-nominated comedy, set in Thatcher-era South London, charts an unlikely romance between the son of Pakistani immigrants and a local punk who’s only recently dropped out of a white-supremacist street gang…. Read more »

    Dance

    May 11, 2016 To May 12, 2016

    Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY

    : Schimmel Center at Pace University

    Battery Dance, America’s cultural ambassador to the world, celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a triple-bill highlighting the depth of its international experiences and the versatility of its dancers with guest artists and choreographers from India, Slovenia and South Africa.  In the world premiere of “The Durga Project”, Jonathan Hollander weaves together the movement vocabularies,… Read more »

    Music

    May 11, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY

    : Rubin Museum of Art

    Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
    Orakel is an electro-acoustic project of kora/oud player Kane Mathis and tabla player Roshni Samlal,… Read more »

    Music

    May 11, 2016

    8:00 pm

    La Luz, 158 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY

    The Awaz Trio sculpts sonic landscapes, pointalistic textures, and angular melodies from Indian and American improvised music. Their debut project, Nocturne, is a series of pieces that abstract and deconstruct five Hindustani evening and night ragas. The colorful dissonances, meditative silences, and punctuated rhythms that emerge paint a unique picture of the night…. Read more »

    Film

    May 12, 2016 To June 2, 2016

    Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, Broadway, New York

    Three Sri Lankan refugees pose as a family to flee their war-ravaged homeland for France, only to find themselves embroiled in violence in the Parisian suburbs. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Jacques Audiard’s (A PROPHET) latest is a gripping, human, and timely tale of survival.
    Jacques Audiard’s confident Palme d’Or-winner has a rare and keen interest in its characters – a trio of Tamil refugees in Paris – and an exhilarating mastery of style…. Read more »

    Music

    May 13, 2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Falu returns to the Rubin for a performance combining the timeless elegance of Bollywood’s golden age music with a modern, inventive style.
    Artist Biography
    Falu (aka Falguni Shah) is highly acclaimed for her formidable, Indian classically-shaped vocal talent. In early 2015 she was named one of the top twenty most influential global Indian women in India’s Economic Times…. Read more »

    Film

    May 13, 2016

    9:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    2001, India/USA, Mira Nair, 114 min.
    Introduced by writer Anand Giridharadas
    Secrets, traditions, and Western technology mix when an Indian family gets together for a four-day wedding celebration during the monsoon season in New Delhi. Mira Nair takes us to the heart of a vital tradition in Indian culture in this film that is equal parts comedic and dramatic and,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    May 14, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 305 7th Avenue, New York, United States

    Raga Music Circle of New York is very pleased to present the first concert of our 2016 season. We will host Pandit Vinayak Torvi’s only full-length concert in the New York City Tri-state area. Panditji will be accompanied by Pandit Ashis Sengupta on tabla, Dr Vinay Mishra on harmonium and Shri Siddhartha Belamannu providing vocal support…. Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    May 14, 2016

    11:30 pm

    DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York,

    Saami Brothers Qawwal belongs to the best known Gharana of Qawwali, the Qawwal Bachon Ka Gharana of Delhi. This Gharana, approximately 800 years old, was started by Saamat Bin Ibrahim, the principal student of Hazrat Amir Khusrau. This Gharana has produced famous Ustads like the late Ustad Tanras Khan, court musician and tutor in classical music of Bahadur Shah Zafar the last Mughal Emperor…. Read more »

    Comedy

    May 16, 2016

    7:00 pm

    Gotham Comedy Club, West 23rd Street, New York, NY

    The World seems to be shrinking each day. Yet, even as that happens, the dividing lines between peoples, countries and cultures, seem as stark as ever. How do we overcome those obstacles and bridge those gaps?
    Comedy – specifically getting people to look at and laugh at the foibles of the human condition that cut across cultural lines…. Read more »

    Talk

    May 17, 2016

    6:15 pm

    The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York

    Rev Dada JP Vaswani presents a talk “Empower Yourself” followed by Q&A.
    Devotional chanting by Krishna Das, Grammy Award Nominee…. Read more »

    Music

    May 18, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drum set and Indian classical music on tabla. By combining traditional and modern improvisational styles drawing from his Indian heritage and American roots, Gupta has already established himself as an original musical voice in jazz,… Read more »

    Literature

    May 20, 2016

    7:00 pm To 10:00 am

    Sunita Bar, Norfolk Street, New York

    Two Truths and a Lie: South Asian Women and Trans Writers Bend the Truth
    South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) presents its 8th annual Literary Festival We have Arrived: From Bollywood to Badass, a two-day interdisciplinary public event in New York City. The Festival will kickoff on Friday, May 20, at 7 PM with a reading by participants of the Two Truths Writing Workshop at Sunita Bar…. Read more »

    Talk

    May 20, 2016

    7:00 pm To 8:15 pm

    The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street, New York

    GO INSIDE THE COMEDIC MIND. See award–winning actor, comedian and author Aziz Ansari talk about his Netflix original series “Master of None,” his New York Times best–seller “Modern Romance,” and what’s funny now…. Read more »

    Film

    May 20, 2016 To May 26, 2016

    Village East Cinema, 2nd Avenue, New York

    Filmmaker Q&A Friday, 5/20, following the 7:25pm show
    A riveting documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken, SONG OF LAHORE examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan’s classical musicians. Before Pakistan’s Islamization, ethnic divisions, war, and corruption, the Lahore was a haven for musicians, artists, and poets…. Read more »

    Literature

    May 21, 2016

    12:00 pm To 8:00 pm

    The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 West 27th Street, New York

    South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) presents its 8th annual Literary Festival We have Arrived: From Bollywood to Badass, a two-day public event in New York City. The Festival will kickoff on Friday, May 20, at 7 PM with a reading by participants of the Two Truths Writing Workshop at Sunita Bar…. Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    May 22, 2016

    10:00 am

    Channdayan Center For Indian Music, 4 West, 43rd street, #618, New York

    Vocal – Ustad Naseeruddin Saami
    Tabla – Pandit Samir Chatterjee
    Those of us who were fortunate enough to view the 2016 All Night concert saw an amazing performance by the World renowned vocalist Ustad Naseeruddin Saami. He has agreed to give another special performance of Morning Ragas at the Chhandayan Center…. Read more »

    Talk

    May 25, 2016

    6:30 pm To 7:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    Radhanath Swami, acclaimed teacher in the Krishna-bhakti tradition, and Karan Bajaj, an Indian-American author, will reflect on the art and practice of yoga, inspired by the art on view in the exhibition Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual.
    A meet-and-greet and book signing will follow in Café Serai, where Radhanath’s latest book,… Read more »

    Film

    May 26, 2016 To June 2, 2016

    Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, 1886 Broadway, New York

    Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forged a bond with his mentor, the eccentric professor GH Hardy (Jeremy Irons), … Read more »

    Film

    May 26, 2016 To June 2, 2016

    Village East Cinema, 2nd Avenue, New York

    In 1985, Will Allen became a member of The Buddhafield, a Los Angeles area spiritual group. A recent film school graduate, Allen began to chronicle the group’s activities that centered on their leader, a mysterious individual they called The Teacher, or Michel. Over time, the group’s dark side began to surface,… Read more »

    Art

    May 26, 2016 To July 2, 2016

    Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

    Aicon Gallery is pleased to present Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures, a group exhibition curated by Prajit Dutta and Murtaza Vali, featuring work by Joël Andrianomearisoa, Minam Apang, Rasheed Araeen, Hemali Bhuta, Shilpa Gupta, Somnath Hore, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Jitish Kallat, Mohammed Kazem, Waqas Khan and Abdullah M. I. Syed…. Read more »

    Music

    May 28, 2016

    8:00 pm

    NJPAC, 1 Center Street Newark, New Jersey

    : NJPAC

    Get ready to rock on with actor and singer Farhan Akhtar, heartthrob of the film Dil Dhadakne Do, in his New Jersey concert debut!
    In a three-hour spectacular with the Farhan Akhtar Band, he performs his most popular hits: “Senorita,” “Gallan Goodiyan,” “Tum Ho To,” “Socha Hai” and more.
    Currently on his U.S…. Read more »

    Film

    May 29, 2016

    3:00 pm

    Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, NY

    SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
    A Day in the Life of Anil Bagchi (Anil Bagchir Ekdin)

    With director Morshedul Islam in person
    Presented with support from the Consulate General of Bangladesh
    Followed by a reception
    Dir. Morshedul Islam. 2015, 120 mins. Digital projection. In Bengali with English subtitles. With Aref Syed, Jyotika Jyoti,… Read more »

    Music

    June 1, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    Raj Kapoor (madal) serves as Music and Dance Director of Dance Theater of Nepal. He performs and teaches in many organizations and institutions throughout New York and the United States as well as in national and international folk arts festivals. He is an expert on all Eastern drums and mentors a variety of age groups in Nepali folk and film-style dance forms…. Read more »

    Music

    June 1, 2016 To June 3, 2016

    8:00 pm

    Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at West 60th Street, New York

    With its iconic melodies, insightful harmonic progressions, and complex but danceable rhythms, the music of Thelonious Monk offers limitless opportunity for improvisation and interpretation. Monk’s music is loved all over the world, and because of its fundamental simplicity, musicians of all styles and backgrounds find kinship in it. This global exploration of Monk features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis,… Read more »

    Clubs

    June 2, 2016

    7:00 pm

    (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York

    : (le) poisson rouge

    DJ REKHA + DJ Shilpa

    About This Event
    Minimum Age: 21+
    Doors Open: 7:00 PM
    Show Time: 7:00 PM

    Description:
    Bhangra Dance Lesson with Ajna Dance at 9:30PM
    Happy hour from 7-9pm
    $10 in advance
    FREE at the door before 8pm
    $15 at the door after 8pm
    This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR…. Read more »

    Theater

    June 2, 2016 To June 19, 2016

    Theater for the New City, Cabaret Theater, 155 1st Avenue, New York

    Set in 16th century India, at the peak of the Mughal era, The Queen is the story of Durga, who is consigned to the west wing of the palace after her husband, the Rajput king, marries a younger woman. She battles against the loss of her beauty and relevance as she resolves to burn the palace down and avenge her husband’s betrayal…. Read more »

    Music

    June 3, 2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY

    One of India’s renowned music masters, Rajeev Taranath brings a rare performance of classical Indian music to New York during his United States spring tour.
    Taranath is a master of the sarod, a four-stringed lute central to classical northern Indian music. He has drawn accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world…. Read more »

    Film

    June 3, 2016 To June 9, 2016

    Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Avenue, New York

    In vivid and sensuous detail, Gurukulam follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. Daily chores, meditation, ritual, and rigorous study are woven together connecting the natural and spiritual worlds in moments of surprising revelation and comic contradiction…. Read more »

    Dance

    June 4, 2016

    4:30 pm To 7:30 pm

    Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York

    Come on down for DANCE IN THE ROUND!
    a participatory dance event
    Saturday June 4 | 4:30–7:30pm
    Gibney Dance Center | 890 Broadway | 5th Floor | Studio 1
    Tickets: $15 (advance) | sliding $18–$20 (door)
    Welcome to DANCE IN THE ROUND 1.0, a participatory event involving Garba/Raas, the invigorating circle dance originating in Gujarat,… Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    June 4, 2016

    11:00 pm

    DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York,

    The name of Ustad Naseeruddin Saami needs no introduction in the field of Classical Music.  His ancestors founded the original Delhi Gharana of Music and his family traces his ancestry to Hazrat Amir Khusro’s first disciple Mian Samath.
    Saami Sahab is the grandson of QUTUB BAKSH alias USTAD TAAN RAS KHAN SAHEB who was the Master of Music in the court of India’s last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar…. Read more »

    Music, Vocals

    June 5, 2016

    10:00 am

    East Brunswick High School, Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ

    A serene morning with the living legend and Padma Vibhushan honored Pandit Jasraj.
    Pt. Jasraj’s vocal range extends three-and-a-half octaves and uses precise diction, a trademark of the Mewati gharana‘s style of khayal. He has also done extensive research in Haveli Sangeet under Baba Shyam Manohar Goswami Maharaj to create numerous innovative bandish (composition)…. Read more »

    Music

    June 5, 2016

    4:00 pm

    Scandinavia House, Park Avenue, New York, NY

    Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi – Violin,
    Patri Satish Kumar – Mridangam,
    K.V. Gopalakrishnan – Kanjira
    Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi is a well-known Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer…. Read more »

    Art

    June 7, 2016 To September 3, 2016

    DAG Modern, The Fuller Building, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 708, New York

    : DAG Modern

    RABIN MONDAL(1929)

    The son of a mechanical draughtsman, Mondal took to drawing and painting at the age of twelve when he injured his knee and was confined to bed. The Bengal famine in 1943 and the Calcutta communal riots of 1946 deeply impacted his psyche, as a result of which he joined the Communist  Party and became a Leftist and one-time activist…. Read more »

    Music

    June 8, 2016

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY

    : Rubin Museum of Art

    Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
     
    About the Musicians
    Anjana Roy (sitar) comes from Delhi,… Read more »

    Family

    June 9, 2016

    10:30 am To 11:15 am

    Locomotive Lawn, Riverside Park South at 62nd St, New York

    : Locomotive Lawn

    Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids , a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments. This event is held on a comfy, danceable turf lawn right by the big locomotive.
    Great for kids 5 years old and under…. Read more »

    Film

    June 10, 2016

    9:30 pm

    Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

    2005, India, Deepa Mehta, 117 min.
    Set in the holy city of Varanasi, Deepa Mehta’s Water follows a group of widows forced into poverty at an ashram. Life takes a new turn for Chuyia, a young widow who finds love with Narayan, a young Gandhi supporter. The couple is faced with a tough challenge: will they be brave enough to fight tradition and find a way to make their love grow?… Read more »

    Music

    June 11, 2016

    8:00 pm

    The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY

    : The Town Hall

    The music of NEA Jazz Master, Charles Lloyd, is steeped in jazz traditions ( some of those he helped to create ), but the saxophonist has transcended musical categories since his landmark 1966 album “Forest Flower, Live at Monterey,” an event where jazz mingled with young rock audiences for the first time…. Read more »

    Music

    June 11, 2016

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

    Channdayan Center For Indian Music, 4 West, 43rd street, #618, New York

    Barun Kumar Pal – Guitar
    Ray Spiegel – Tabla

    Barun Kumar Pal
    Barun Kumar Pal is one of India’s eminent and senior artistes. In the year 1972-73, he was the first artiste given an A Grade in Indian classical and light music on guitar by All India Radio.
    Barun Kumar comes from an enlightened family of stalwarts of Indian classical music…. Read more »

    Dance

    June 11, 2016

    5:00 pm

    JKO Theater, 120 W 46th St, New York

    Jiva Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the details of its annual offering of dance featuring the students of Jiva Performing Arts accompanied by a live Carnatic Orchestra.

    JKO Theatre, 120 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
    Tickets: $22 Adults /$16 Children under 16 & Seniors
    To purchase tickets, vis