Saturday, October 21, 2023
Montclair Art Museum
*Rain Date: Sunday, October 22
Join us to celebrate Diwali/Deepavali 2023!
Diwali, the festival of lights, commemorates a triumph of light over darkness and is a time for all to gather and celebrate new beginnings.
AAPI Montclair’s annual Deepavali festival returns to the iconic Montclair Art Museum. This vibrant gathering honors the diverse cultural traditions of the South Asian diaspora. Spend the afternoon at the Montclair Art Museum enjoying live performances, interactive arts & crafts, learning about South Asian NGOS and Indian textiles, hearing from South Asian authors and delighting in sweet and savory bites from food trucks. With your ticket you'll also get an opportunity to explore the galleries at the museum.
We hope you will join us for this day full of light, music and dance!
*This event is free to MAM members! Please reserve your free tickets through the "Tickets & Donate" button.
This Deepavali, downtown Montclair will be decked in festive banners and lights for an entire month to herald the Diwali season—emphasizing Montclair’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Be part of this wonderful tribute by sponsoring a banner for only $151.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Bloomfield Avenue and Park Street in Montclair
Ceremonial lamps will be lit by Montclair Center BID officials and AAPI Montclair president Amber Reed. There will be a short dance program and fresh warm samosas provided by Brick Lane Curry House.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Women's Club, 219 Ridgewood Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
Let’s kick off the festive season this fall with an evening of Dandiya Raas, Garba, music and food! Both Dandiya Raas and Garba are folk dances from the state of Gujarat, India and are popularly performed during the festival of Navratri, a nine-day festival.
Adult: $40.00 • Child (ages 3-12): $25.00 • Child (ages 0-2): Free
Limited availability so purchase your tickets soon!