Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Governors Island (Governors Island, Governors Island)
Price: Free, rain or shine
Popular as “the happiest event in New York City” Holi Hai is the largest open (free admission!) festival of colors on the east coast and has drawn more and more people steadily each year since its inception. The event, which is traditionally celebrated mostly in India and Nepal, includes live music performances, dancing, crowd participation and authentic Indian cuisine with the highlight being the traditional color-throwing festivities.
Hosted by NYC Bhangra Dance Company, this event encourages people to connect, embrace diversity, spread goodwill, joy, love and peace. The powders represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly.
“We are thrilled to see how this event has become a tradition in New York City. Attendees come to get high dosage of energy, love, positivity with plenty of delicious food, lively music, great activities for the little ones and lots of dancing. Although optional the color tossing makes it truly a unique celebration with the final results, a stunning visual work of art,” says Megha Kalia, Event Producer.
This year’s event will take place at the Ball Fields on the western side of Governors Island on May 12th beginning at 12pm ending at 7pm. Specifically, the day will be filled with dance performances, live music bands, live Indian drums (Dhols), interactive dance workshops which are fun and festive. There will also be an activity area for children making the celebration appropriate for people of all ages.
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