Newton Celebrates

A Day Of Indian Cultural Experience
Saturday, November 10; 10am – 5pm
Free Admission
Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada St., Newtonville

sponsored by:
Leader Bank

Experience and enjoy the flavors, music, stories,
crafts, fashion and games of Indian culture!

Food • Cricket • Kid's Activities • Crafts • Music • Garba & Bhangra • Fashion Show • Henna



  • Anu Gulati
  • Bijal Lalal
  • Kiran Kuchroo
  • KVS Vinay
  • Lakshmi Narayan
  • Monika Jain
  • Shikha Malhotra
  • Sunanda Narayanan
  • Susmita Ghosh
  • Manisha Trivedi
  • Param Roychondhury
  • Sumeeta Srinivasan


  • Brocades
  • Karma
  • Henna Dafe
  • Rasoi Gourmet Indian Kitchen
  • Choonri Collection
10am Cricket Demonstration with David Carey, The Fessenden School. Inviting Newton baseball lovers to "chance their arm with the ball" and to take a turn at "swinging for a six" and join in playing the game Indians love and play with passion–Cricket.
10:30 – Noon Children's activities: Divali-themed arts and crafts, Carrom Board games.
Noon – 1:00 Book signing by Harvard University students Juhi and Manik Kuchroo of "Refugee in my Own County" (All profits go to the non-profit organization "Advancement for Health and Education" in India.)
1:00 – 3:00 Traditional Music and Dance Showcase
1:00 – 1:30 Welcome song by Newton Children, South Indian Classical Dance by Thillai Fine Arts Academy (Dir: Sunanda Narayanan) & Triveni School of Dance (Dir: Neena Gulati)
1:30 –2:00 Classical Instrumental Music by Newton Children, North Indian Vocals (Shuchita Rao & Rajesh Pai) South Indian Vocals by Anubhava School of Music (Dir: Tara Bangalore)
2:00 –2:30 South Indian Music on Veena and Violin (Ram Naidu & KVS Vinay), Indo-Blues Fusion Music (Phil Kaplan & Jon Proudman)
2:30 –3:00 North Indian Classical & Folk Dances by Upasana School (Dir: Mouli Pal) & Aangikam Dance Academy (Dir: Jasmine Shah)
3:00 – 4:00 Fashion Show – showcasing regional costumes of India
4:00 – 5:00 Bollywood dance by Bal Vihar of Newton & Community dancing: Join in the Garba, Bhangra and Bollywood-style group dances
Newton Community Pride
Sponsored by Newton Community Pride
with support from:
The Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs and
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department
City of Newton
Setti D. Warren
Newton Parks & Recreation Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs
Thanks to our Sustaining Sponsors
Cambridge Savings Bank First Commons Bank Whole Foods