Music

    Family

    October 20, 2019

    12:30 pm To 6:30 pm

    The Woodland 60 Woodland Road Maplewood, NJ

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diwali-fest-nj-2019-tickets-67374820903

    SOMA Cross-Cultural Works has once again partnered with the Township of Maplewood to host the 3rd annual Diwali Fest NJ, a unique multicultural celebration of Diwali (Festival of lights) and South Asian arts and culture for the whole community.
    Supported by volunteers from South Orange and Maplewood, or SOMA as the two towns are affectionately known to the locals,… Read more »

    Music

    October 20, 2019

    4:00 pm

    Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

    Sitar and tabla master, Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan, presents a Fusion of East Meets West. This unique performance bridges the gap between cultures through a blend of Indian classical and folk music with flamenco, jazz, rock, and western percussion. Instruments include sitar, tabla, voice, and violin.
    Drop-in. Included with Garden admission…. Read more »

    Fashion

    October 20, 2019

    12:00 pm

    Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale

    For the First time in Long Island NY, The House of Zardousi is bringing to you its designer wear of style and sophistication, featuring its custom designs inspired by Pakistani and Indian cultural fashions.
    Experience the Zardousi line today. See you at the Exhibit!… Read more »

    Join us for the next in our 2019 readings series: prize-winning poets Purvi Shah and Rosamond S. King in conversation. Light refreshments, and books for sale and signing will be available.
    Purvi Shah won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for her leadership fighting violence against women. During the 10th anniversary of 9/11,… Read more »

    Talk

    October 21, 2019

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    Why has so little progress been made in diagnosing and treating cancer over the past few decades and how can physicians, researchers, and patients advocate for more effective research and humane treatments? Join us for a conversation with Azra Raza, Columbia University professor of medicine, director of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Center,… Read more »

    Join us for our annual celebration of Diwali: India’s Festival of Lights! Transport yourself as Perrine’s Rosé Terrace is illuminated by lanterns, decorated oil lamps and twinkling lights. Experience the welcome ceremony of Arti, Tikka and Haar. Savor the sounds of contemporary Indian-inspired music by DJ Suhel throughout the evening. And experience the breadth of regional Indian cuisine with elevated Indian bites curated by Executive Chef Ashfer Biju…. Read more »

    Music

    October 23, 2019

    6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

    Steinway Hall, 1133 6th Avenue, New York

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utsav-lal-at-steinway-hall-tickets-70048610279

    In his debut concert at Steinway Hall, New York, Young Steinway Artist Utsav Lal will present a soulful evening raga in the traditional solo exploratory style of Alap-Jod-Jhala. Dating back centuries, with extraordinarily elaborate rules & systems to govern pitch, rhythm and structure, Indian Classical Music is one of the most ancient classical traditions on earth and at the very heart and soul of Indian music is the raga…. Read more »

    Fashion

    October 23, 2019

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

    Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York

    Classic Royal Indian/Asian ensembles by designers Renuka Malhi & Rozina Ahmed Runi for the festive season. Complimentary bar…. Read more »

    Gala

    October 24, 2019

    Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York

    The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers is one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar. This year’s awards recognize and honor an inspiring group of path-breaking women who are making a transformative impact in Asia and beyond. Before the awards dinner, join us for a special preview event with our remarkable honorees,… Read more »

    Talk

    October 24, 2019

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

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

    WHAT:
    This community discussion is intended to educate and promote the completion of the Census among people are vulnerable to being undercounted, and to engage local residents in order to help them learn more about the Census. This kind of community engagement is especially important in certain communities and among specific populations that are most at risk of being undercounted…. Read more »

    An unforgettable evening showcasing the style and power of Indian Contemporary Fashion with the fabulous Ethnicwear from the best of the Tri-state area.
    As models fire up the ramp, DJ amit plays the latest Bollywood hip hop from films and albums all through the night.
    It’s not an evening to be missed…. Read more »

    Art

    October 25, 2019 To December 31, 2019

    Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Museum houses one of America’s foremost collections of Asian art, with the Asian galleries currently including more than 350 works from China, Korea, and Japan. These sections are newly re-imagined, the result of a multiyear reinstallation, with additional galleries planned for the arts of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas…. Read more »

    The dice is cast. Fate is driving towards us, and there is no stopping her. With kathak, bharatanatyam, carnatic and hindustani music, join us this Diwali season in a Broadway style production that celebrates the largest epic in the world: the Mahabharata. In part 1 of this multi year series, determine for yourself the values of dharma (duty),… Read more »

    Family

    October 26, 2019

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

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

    Join us for an afternoon of piping hot chai, lip-smacking chaat, and wonderful food and drinks all included overlooking the river and NYC. There will be a DJ spinning Bollywood tracks that will get everyone on the dance floor, plenty of activities for kids, cultural performances by our friends at Shehnaaz Dance Academy and family style fun…. Read more »

    Dance

    October 26, 2019

    7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

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

    Kaberi Sen
    Dr. Kaberi Sen is a prolific performer, teacher and scholar of Odissi dance, a North Indian style of classical dance. She holds a Ph. D Degree from the Rabindra Bharati University, an affiliate of University Grants Commission under Government of India (2018). She is also equally proficient in Rabindra Nritya,… Read more »

    Children

    October 27, 2019

    2:00 pm

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

    https://www.nymetroparents.com/event/Children-s-Museum-of-Manhattan-2019-10-27-2019-10-27

    Join The Culture Tree for a puppet show of epic proportions. Explore Indian stories and folk tales as we celebrate Diwali, or Dipawali, India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The Culture Tree provides educational and cultural experiences to children and adults using language, food, and events.
    *Due to limited space,… Read more »

    Dance

    October 27, 2019

    4:00 pm

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

    This exciting dance festival, now in its fourth year, features Georgian and South Indian dance accompanied by live music. Dancing Crane, noted for its thrilling feats of acrobatic dancing, presents traditional dance from Georgia. The dance forms from the Caucasus mountain region have a distinctive style that rivals ballet in its demanding and refined technique,… Read more »

    Come celebrate Diwali with laughter! Crazy Funny South Asians is a variety show featuring stand-up and sketches with some of the best South Asian performers in New York City! Like the shirt you’re wearing, this showcase is made by brown people but meant for anyone.
    Featuring:

    Sharifa Easmin (@sharifaeasmin)
    Ritu Chandra (The Today Show)
    Shafi Hossain (Winner –… Read more »

    Talk

    October 29, 2019

    6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

    NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York

    New York University professor Vasu Varadhan’s memoir is an inspiring story of an immigrant’s struggle to forge an identity of her own amidst the upheavals of geographical and cultural displacement. On My Own Terms is also an uplifting testament to a remarkable woman’s struggle to maintain individuality, integrity and freedom as an accomplished scholar inside the orthodox Hindu culture in which she was born and raised…. Read more »

    Theater

    October 29, 2019

    7:30 pm To 8:15 pm

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

    A one-woman show is set to make waves at the world’s largest solo theatre festival at Theatre Row. Called Hollow/Wave, the show is an autobiographical story of survival and healing. Anu Bhatt shares her #MeToo story as a South-Asian American woman, addressing “taboo issues” in the South Asian community. Through classical Indian dance,… Read more »

    Talk

    October 29, 2019

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    A devoted but wronged wife becomes a Hindu goddess. A mother goes mad from defying society and becomes a Buddhist renunciant. Both goddess and mother illustrate themes that are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. In this illustrated lecture, art historian and curator Donald Stadtner explores the complex syncretism of religious practice in Sri Lanka…. Read more »

    Music

    November 2, 2019

    7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

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

    Namami Karmakar
    Namami Karmakar is regarded as one of the finest vocalist among the younger generation of the Kirana Gharana. She had her initial training under Smt. Malini Mukherjee Bhowmick. Then she began learning under Late Pt. A. Kanan and Late Sangeet Bidushi Malabika Kanan and currently she is under the able guidance of their disciple,… Read more »

    Family

    November 2, 2019

    1:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    Schedule of Events:
    1:00 p.m. Bollywood and Bhangra Dance with Bollywood Axion
    Enjoy energetic Bollywood and Bhangra dance performances by Bollywood Axion of New York City and learn some fun moves from Bollywood Choreographer Pooja Narang yourself! Get into the spirit of Diwali by dancing with us!
    2:30 p.m. Interactive Diwali Puppet show with The Culture Tree
    A special interactive puppet show for Diwali,… Read more »

    Clubs

    November 2, 2019

    10:00 pm

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bollywood-nightclub-party-desi-party-tickets-56507625830?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

    Bollywood Night at El Toro Loco every First Saturday of the month!
    Are you ready to rock the night in a true Desi style at an upscale Perle nightclub where DJ Harry will be spinning your favorites Bollywood songs.
    SPECIAL OFFERS:
    FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT WITH RSVP. To get on our Guestlist,… Read more »

    Family

    November 3, 2019

    12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    pin Hoboken Elks, 1005 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ

    MAYOR RAVI.S. BHALLA & THE CITY OF HOBOKEN INVITES & THE CORPORATE DIWALI PRESENTS
    HOBOKEN’s 2nd ANNUAL DIWALI FAMILY DAY
    FREE ENTRY & FAMILY FRIENDLY
    HUDSON COUNTY’s LARGEST
    3rd NOVEMBER , 12-6pm
    At Hoboken Elks
    Please join us in celebrating DIWALI
    Diwali a Hindu Festival of Lights
    A Celebration of good over evil to embrace the inner divine light by lightning a ‘diya’ –… Read more »

    Dance

    November 3, 2019

    3:30 pm To 6:00 pm

    Camp Friendship Inc, 339 8th Street, Brooklyn

    This event is open to all ages and individuals, please feel free to wear cultural dress or something easy to dance in…though no shoes on the dance floor please.
    Adult entry is $12 per person, kids under 12 are free. Please try to purchase your tickets in advance!
    We will have some Diwali arts and crafts and plan to light diyas at the end…. Read more »

    Spiritual

    November 3, 2019 To October 3, 2019

    2:30 pm To 8:15 pm

    Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York

    https://www.innerengineering.com/mystic-eye/

    Join us to:
    – Explore life’s deepest questions
    – Meditate with Sadhguru
    – Experience one’s natural state of freedom, love and limitless joy
    Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of millions worldwide. Sadhguru bridges the gap between the modern and the mystical and opens the door to deeper dimensions of life…. Read more »

    Music

    November 6, 2019 To November 9, 2019

    7:30 pm

    Jazz At Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York

    From darkness to dazzling, show-stopping light: the White Light Festival welcomes back The Manganiyar Seduction, a musical dance of delirium that had its U.S. premiere in our inaugural season and returned in 2013 due to popular demand. The Manganiyars, nomadic Sufi Muslims from Northwest India, incorporate Hindu deities into their devotional songs…. Read more »

    Talk

    November 7, 2019

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

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

    Author, editor, translator, and National Book Award-winner Jhumpa Lahiri (The Namesake) curates an evening of stories by celebrated Italian authors alongside captivating new discoveries, all from this exciting new collection, which reflects more than one hundred years of Italy’s vibrant and diverse short story tradition. With readings by Dawn Akemi Saito and more…. Read more »

    Dance

    November 7, 2019 To November 9, 2019

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York

    Karnatic vocal performed by Kamini Dandapani and Kuchipudi dance performed by Neela Zareen… Read more »

    “Her voice is heavenly—strong, sensitive, elastic, wise, warm, sweet and a million other honey-flavored adjectives… Ami’s music fuses deeply personal elements unique to her upbringing in a Sikh-American household—ancient Indian texts and hymns meld with Bollywood and electronic music. The result is something completely mesmerizing.” -Lydia Ainsworth for Pitchfork
    Ami Dang fuses sitar,… Read more »

    Comedy

    November 8, 2019

    7:00 pm

    The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street

    http://thetownhall.org/event/ny-comedy-festival-presents-vir-das

    : The Town Hall

    Vir Das is an Indian comedian, actor and comedy musician. After beginning a career in standup comedy, Das moved to Hindi cinema starring in films like Delhi BellyBadmaash Company and Go Goa Gone. In 2017, he entered the international stage with his Netflix special Abroad Understanding…. Read more »

    Music

    November 9, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

    Master violinist and vocalist L. Shankar (aka Shenkar) is renowned for his deeply soulful performances of Indian classical music. Since playing his first solo concert at the age of seven, he has gone on to accompany many of South India’s leading vocalists and become a major soloist.
    In the 1970s, with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain,… Read more »

    Talk

    November 9, 2019

    9:00 am

    Hudson Yards, New York

    https://ifundwomen.com/projects/slashie-summit-2019

    The S/ashie Summit is a collaborative, inclusive and immersive experience that empowers hustlers, doers and creators to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence despite the stigma behind creative aspirations.
    Given the traditional expectations of careers for South Asians, the S/ashie Summit aims to inspire those in and beyond our network to value their creative pursuits beyond the status quo…. Read more »

    Comedy, Film

    November 10, 2019

    3:30 pm To 5:20 pm

    Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, New York

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-hasi-tickets-74349251613

    Presented by the New York Comedy Festival
    Equal parts comedy, awkward moments, and self-discovery, Laura Asherman’s intimate doc is a portrait of a comedian at the crossroads of his life and career. After losing his day job, Tushar Singh decides to pursue stand-up comedy full-time, drawing from his own personal experience of growing up as the son of Indian immigrants in a predominantly white neighborhood of Huntsville,… Read more »

    Art

    November 10, 2019 To February 14, 2020

    The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

    Exhibition Overview

    This exhibition will elucidate how the religious landscape of ancient India was transformed by early Buddhism, initially with the erection of monumental stupas to house the Buddha’s relics, and culminating in the sublime imagery of the Buddha made manifest. Featuring more than 150 objects dating from the very beginnings of Buddhist art,… Read more »

    Comedy

    November 13, 2019

    7:30 pm

    Carolines, 1626 Broadway New York

    Our country is more divided than ever and there is a sizeable humor deficiency. East Meets Midwest sees the chaos occurring around the country and is lending hugs to ease the pain followed by a fun night of comedy.
    Leave your think pieces and your hashtag outrage behind, come hang out with some of the country’s best and most diverse comedians for a one of a kind comedy experience…. Read more »

    Gala

    November 14, 2019

    6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-jiva-tickets-72952050547

    The Board and Patrons of Jiva Performing Arts invite you to our Sixth Gala celebrating 12 years!
    Performances – Drinks – Hors d’oeuvres – Good Company
    Jiva’s Sixth Gala celebrates 12 wonderful years of excellence in Indian classical dance and music programming and pedagogy. Join us for exclusive performances, hors d’oeuvres,… Read more »

    Theater

    November 16, 2019

    8:00 pm

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

    Bollywood comes to the State Theatre with Taj Express! Produced, directed, and choreographed by sisters Shruti and Vaibhavi Merchant, this spectacular musical event features songs from Oscar winner A.R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire). Written by Toby Gough, Taj Express is a high-energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring thrilling live music,… Read more »

    Talk

    November 18, 2019

    6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    In 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy scored an overwhelming victory at the polls, ushering in hope for the country’s political and economic transition from harsh military rule to a leadership with respect for democracy and human rights. Four years on, Myanmar’s great hope has failed to live up to expectations…. Read more »

    Exhibition

    November 20, 2019

    6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

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

    SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR
    SHAHIDUL ALAM: TRUTH TO POWER
    WEDNESDAY, 11.20.19
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

    Join us on a special exhibition tour featuring the work of Shahidul Alam, the renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist, and institution-builder.
    Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power provides a nuanced view of Bangladesh and South Asia to underscore the importance of self-representation,… Read more »

    Fashion

    November 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

    12:00 pm To 3:00 pm

    AsiaStore at Asia Society, 725 Park Ave at 70th St, New York

    Designer Appearance 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Deepa Gurnani is a collaboration between Deepa Gurnani and her husband, fine jewelry designer Jay Lakhani. Created through a combination of embroidery techniques, their intricately beaded jewelry embraces eastern and western aesthetics…. Read more »

    Music

    November 23, 2019

    7:00 pm

    CURE Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ

    Throwing it back to some golden hits with Udit Narayan, Sanu Kumar, and Alka Yagnik – all on the same stage!
    Udit Narayan
    He is primarily known for his work in Bollywood films . He has won three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards.In 2001, he was awarded the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu by the late King of Nepal Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009…. Read more »

    BollyX Instructor Online Training + Workshop

    Ready to help others unleash their inner swagger? Become a BollyX instructor by starting your training ONLINE and then receive in-studio support to complete your practical exam with a trainer near you. We’re looking for dynamic fitness instructors to join our team and share the BX movement…. Read more »

    Music

    December 7, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave at 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    Since its formation over 30 years ago, Gamelan Kusuma Laras has entranced American and Indonesian audiences with its mesmerizing renditions of traditional Javanese performances on instruments created for the Indonesian Pavilion at the 1964-5 World’s Fair.
    This NYC-based classical Javanese gamelan orchestra, comprised of American and Indonesians, is under the direction of the renowned I…. Read more »

    Children, Music

    December 7, 2019

    10:30 am To 11:30 am

    Peter J Sharp Building, BAM, Brooklyn

    Part of BAMkids Movie Matinee and Concert Series series BAMkids Music Series

    Raga Kids

    Discover the awesomeness of raga music with Raga Kids! Through original multilingual songs and sing-alongs, kids learn the Indian equivalent of Do-Re-Mi and the percussion language of the tabla, as well as enjoying classics from the American songbook…. Read more »

    Revel in the lap of Ibiza-style luxury this New Year’s Eve at New York City’s nightlife luminary, STAGE48 Nightclub. With its famed, cutting-edge dance floor and trendsetting nightlife standards, STAGE48 is a mainstay of NYC’s club scene. This New Year’s Eve, STAGE48 ups the ante with deluxe amenities for a bash brimming with festivity,… Read more »

    Theater

    January 11, 2020

    Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

    This new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling re-imagines his classic stories through modern eyes, transporting us to the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India with Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more.

    The New York Times called the immersive sound and multimedia of this production “Jaw Dropping,” Eye-popping video,… Read more »

    Spiritual, Talk

    February 24, 2020

    7:30 pm

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

    https://www.bergenpac.org/events/detail/deepak-chopra

    : Bergen Performing Arts Center

    Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School,… Read more »

    Music

    March 10, 2020

    8:00 pm

    Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

    Celebrate the Hindu Holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds, merging hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. Guaranteed to be the most fun you’ll have all year, and a concert you’ll never forget! “… cacophonous bhangra funk. Think Punjabi weddings and Delhi street brass bands,… Read more »