Diwali: Festival of Lights

October 22, 2017

Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of Lights. Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. It coincides with the Hindu New Year and celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Join us and our friends from The Culture Tree for a day of festivities exploring Indian Arts and this special holiday.

Storytelling: Bhakti Mathur’s Amma, Tell Me About Diwali!
“Amme Tell Me” is a series of children’s books that introduces major Hindu festivals and figures. Enjoy the rhyming and vivid colors as Museum Educators share Bhakti Mathur book, Amma, Tell Me About Diwali!
Sunday, October 22 | 11am & 4pm | All ages | Drop-in

Culinary Workshop: Making Mithai with Chef Anu Sehgal
What is Diwali without sweets? Sweets or Mithai form an integral part in the celebration of Diwali. Chef Anu Sehgal will show you how to prepare some of these sweets in this interactive workshop. Tastings provided!
Sunday, October 22 | 12pm |Ages 6 & older |Sign-up*

Block Printing Workshop
India has been renowned for its printed and dyed cotton cloth and the creative processes. In this segment Designer Shaazma Husain, an Educator of The Culture Tree will help you print and create your own textile using traditional Indian designs.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 1pm | Ages 6 & older |Sign-up

Rangoli Sand Art
Explore lines, patterns and colors as you create a sand design inspired by the Hindu festival of lights known as Diwali!
Sunday, October 22| 1pm | Ages 5 & younger |Drop-in

Bollywood Dance with Megha Sariya
Bollywood dance is a beautiful blend of many Indian dance styles: classical, folk and also R&B and hip hop. Head Dance Teacher of The Culture Tree, Megha, will show you how to dance to melodious Indian movie music and songs.
Sunday, October 22 | 2pm| All ages | Drop-in

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

CMOM Comic Con

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Cue the Theme Music! Superheroes in Training
Prepare for the challenge of being a superhero! Train through a series of obstacle course games and come up with special movements inspired by superhero theme music from your favorite movies and shows.
Saturday – Monday, October 7 — 9 | 10:30 and 11:30 am | All ages | Drop-In

CMOM’s Comic Book Maker
Collage panel squares, speech balloons and thought bubbles as you draw your very own comic book using CMOM’s Comic Book Maker.
Saturday, October 7 & Monday, October 9, 2017| 11am & 12pm | Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*
Sunday, October 8 | 11am, 12, 2, 3, and 4pm | Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*

The Mark of a Superhero – Logo Design Painting
Make your own superhero logo! Choose your paint and use unique and different items to create your design. Hold it up to the sky and your insignia is born!
Saturday, Sunday & Monday October 7 — 9 |10am | Ages 5 & younger |Drop-in

Caped Crusaders
Design your own cape – complete with a unique logo!
Saturday, Sunday & Monday October 7 — 9 |1pm | Ages 5 & younger |Drop-in

Dynamic Dance Challenge with “The School at Steps”
“Dance is a superpower. Everybody has it. But only a few are brave enough to unleash it.”
Join “The School at Steps” in a wonder-filled dance class for boys and girls. Using the super-powers of shape-shifting, agility, superhuman strength and imagination, students fly to new heights in this innovative 45-minute class.
Saturday, October 7 | 2 & 3pm| All ages | Ticketed**

Pencil me This!—Comic Book Artist Alitha Martinez
Comic book artist Alitha E. Martinez has worked on Iron Man, X-Men, Marvel Age Fantastic Four, and Black Panther for Marvel Comics. Join Alitha as she shares her career as an artist and helps you create your own comic page.
Sunday, October 8 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*

Puerto Rican Superheroine—La Borinqueña
Comic book writer and creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez introduces you to the newest superhero from Brooklyn, NY here to help Puerto Rico! Celebrate your own culture and heritage as Edgardo helps you design your own superhero comic book cover!
Monday, October 9 | 2 & 3pm| Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*


*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.