NEW YORK, NY – Award-winning Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) in Garden City (New York) is celebrating Diwali on October 23.
This five-hour celebrations will include the “sights, sounds and tastes” of Diwali; including designing rangolis, sampling Diwali sweets, Indian classical and folk dance performances and workshops, display and try-on of Indian costume collection, creating torans, making bracelet for sibling, etc. Each participating family will receive a diya as a gift to take home.
Diwali aims at dispelling the darkness and lighting up the lives and symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service; the 40,000-square-foot LICM claims to be “a learning laboratory where hands-on exhibits invite visitors to experiment, examine, and play” and it welcomes over 265,000 children and adults annually. Suzanne LeBlanc is its President, while Ronald Storch is Trustees Chair.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.