Celebrate Diwali At Brooklyn Borough Hall & Park Slope YMCA

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with Sadhana, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON NYC), NYC Commission on Human Rights, and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to host a Diwali celebration  at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday evening.

Diwali is the annual five-day Hindu festival of lights in which Diyas (oil lamps) and candles are lit, fire crackers are ignited, gifts are exchanged, colorful Rangoli floor patterns are designed, feasts are cooked, and offerings are made to the Goddess Laxmi. Diwali celebrates good over evil and light over darkness.

Tomorrow’s free event will be an interfaith celebration, reflecting “on the battle between good and evil that is taking place all around us in our city, and within each of us.” Spiritual leaders and elected officials will deliver messages of unity and Grammy-nominated Jahnavi Harrison and musician Sunny Jain of the Brooklyn-based Red Baraat will perform. Indian delicacies and snacks will be provided.

Diwali Celebration At Brooklyn Borough Hall
Wednesday, November 14, 6pm to 8:30pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street (wheelchair accessible entrance on Adams Street), Downtown Brooklyn
Register here 

Via Eventbrite.com

On Saturday, November 17, head over to the Park Slope Armory YMCA for another Diwali celebration hosted by Mixed Masala (NYC families).

The event will feature Desi snacks, activities for the kids and an outdoor Diya and/or sparkler lighting at Prospect Park. Attendees are welcome to bring their own sparklers however no other fire crackers will be allowed.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to South Asian Youth Action (SAYA), a NYC youth development organization.

Brooklyn Diwali 2018
Saturday, November 17, 3pm to 5:30pm
Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Tickets $15 per family


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Pamela Wong

Pam is a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn. You can reach her at Pamela@bklyner.com. Tips are always welcome. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.


  1. Jalsa Grill and Gravy, the popular new Indian restaurant at 964 Coney Island Ave (between Webster and Newkirk) is celebrating Diwali with a $22 all you can eat buffet this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday nights from 7:00-9:30 for those who make reservations! Their website which has more details is: jalsa-grill-gravy.business.site

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