Diwali in the Hudson Valley Red Hook Public Library and Arts Mid-Hudson Host Indian Cultural Celebration for Kids



(RED HOOK, NY) – The days may be growing shorter, but Red Hook Public Library, in collaboration with Bard College and Arts Mid-Hudson, is bringing light to the season with India Children’s Day. This special event will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at the Hendrick Hudson Masonic Lodge in Red Hook.


Inspired by the spirit of Diwali, the autumnal Hindu festival of lights, the night will be a hands-on celebration of Indian culture featuring food, crafts, dancing, and more! Kids can sample sweet treats like deep-fried jalebi, receive henna tattoos, learn traditional Indian dances, and make their own clay diya lamps to illuminate the night—all while learning about Indian culture and the celebration of Diwali.


This event is free and open to the public.


The Hendrick Hudson Masonic Lodge is located at 9 Graves St. in Red Hook, NY.


Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.


For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at www.redhooklibrary.org.

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