Newton Celebrates

A Day Of Indian Cultural Experience
Saturday, November 16; 10am – 4:30pm
Free Admission
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton

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

sponsored by:
Flawless Dental
Gourmet India


  • Lakshmi Narayan,
  • Bijal Dalal
  • Anu Gulati
  • Kamal Gupta
  • Susmita Ghosh
  • Ruhi Khanna
  • Sri Krishnamachari
  • Kiran Kuchroo
  • Sunanda Narayanan
  • Sumeeta Srinivasan
  • Manisha Trivedi
  • KVS Vinay
All Day Delicious cuisine catered by Gourment India
Henna, Hairbraiding, Craft Booths, Video: ":Cultural Grooves of India," and more!
10am -12pm Arts & Crafts for Children
Also - Madhubani Painting Demonstration by Sunanda Sahay
12:15pm Theatre
SETU - an Indian theatre group whose mission is to form a "bridge" or "setu" between the cultures - performs a selection in English from the Indian epic "Mahabharata"
1pm Music
  • Newton Young Musicians Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  • South Indian Instrumental Music: New England School of Carnatic Music
  • North Indian Vocal Music: Shuchita Rao and Party
  • Percussion Ensemble led by Rajesh Pai and Gaurish Chandrashekar
  • Kuchipudi (Tarangam, dance on a brass plate):Neena Gulati's Triveni School of Dance
  • Odissi: Mouli Pal's Upaasana School of Dance
  • Bharatanatyam: Sunanda Narayanan's Thillai Fine Arts Academy
  • Kathak: Gretchen Hayden's Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance (Chhandika)
  • Rajasthani Folk Dance: Jasmine Shah's Aangikam Dance Academy
  • Bangla Rabindra Sangeet and dance: Swaralipi, Director Swapna Ray
  • Bhangra: Newton Balhivar School
4pm Bollywood Zumba: Param Roychondhury Zollywood Dance Group

Download the complete program (pdf)


Aalok • Brocades • Eco-Embrace • Henna Café
Inclusive World • Indo-American Youth Group
Norumbega Fraternity Masonic Lodge
Ariella Lichtman • Sulbha Fashions •Whimsical Jewels •Ziyaa Collections

Platinum Sponsor
Rockland Trust
Silver Sponsor

Cambridge Savings Bank
Sustaining Sponsors
First Commons Bank Whole Foods Whole Foods Carvalho & Roth Carvalho & Roth