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Fall Colors Walk/Navratri offered safe celebration

Jersey City, NJ:  Surati for Performing Arts hosted their 2nd Annual Fall Colors Walk and Navratri Celebration on Oct 24. This kid-friendly event actively and safely brought people from diverse communities together to celebrate the resilience of Jersey City. Brad Japhe, from CNN Travel, recently cited the event as an example for why Jersey City is “the country’s most vibrant Indian neighborhood”. Participants met at City Hall and received a one hour, all-levels Vinyasa yoga class from Chilltown Yoga. Then, they walked along the Hudson River with dhol drummers and threw color. The walk ended at Raaz and Cosi restaurants, where attendees and walkers were greeted by a violin performance by renowned performer and musician Sujata Biswas. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a Dandia dance workshop. T-shirts, color packets, masks and sanitizer were provided with ticket purchase.

The Fall Colors Walk was supported by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ,,  NJ State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Fall Colors Walk was a Holi Hai celebration, as their regular spring celebration was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Surati is a 501(c)(3) organization that educates and enriches communities through dance, music, theatre, events and festivals while promoting Indian art and culture.

Its Founder and Artistic Director, Rimli Roy is a choreographer, producer, and director.


Surati proved Jersey City as Hidden Gem for Indian Culture. (Photos: Paul Martin/Surati)
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