Celebrate Diwali with Children’s Museum of the Arts and The Culture Tree during a free all ages artmaking program at Pier 57. Activities include:
Rangoli Coasters [All Ages]
Learn the art of Rangoli from educator Apnavi Pareek, founder of Buzy Bugs, and create your very own Rangoli coaster to use at home. Originating in India, Rangoli is an art form consisting of patterns created on the floor using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand, or petals. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive among families and loved ones.
Diwali Puppet Storytime [Ages 12 & under]
Embark on an interactive learning journey through the tale of Ram, Sita, Lakshman, and Hanuman in this bilingual storytime with author and the founder of The Culture Tree, Anu Sehgal. Artists will create their own mixed-media puppets that can enact the story at home.
This program is part of A Diwali Celebration presented by Market 57 in collaboration with Ammi, Lolo’s on the Water, and Malai. The evening features live performances with Ajna Dance Company, henna artists, food specials, and more.
About The Culture Tree
The Culture Tree promotes cultural literacy about South Asia through language and educational and cultural programs. Founded by children’s book author Anu Sehgal, The Culture Tree’s goal is to create empathy, respect and understanding towards all different cultures and further inclusivity, while still helping address questions about identity with heritage cultures. Learn more at theculturetree.com
Children's Museum of the Arts at Pier 57 is generously supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, First Republic Bank, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, Amazon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt, and the Viniar Family Foundation. Additional support is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.