Surati for Performing Arts Proves Jersey City is a Hidden Gem for Indian Culture

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Colors Walk 2019. Photo by Paul Martin
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On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Surati for Performing Arts will host their 2nd Annual Fall Colors Walk and Navratri Celebration from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This kid-friendly event will actively and safely bring together dozens of people from diverse communities to celebrate Jersey City as “the country’s most vibrant Indian neighborhood” (Brad Japhe, CNN Travel).

Participants will meet at City Hall and receive a one hour, all-levels Vinyasa yoga class from Chilltown Yoga. Then they’ll walk along the Hudson River with dhol drummers and throwing color.

The walk ends at Raaz Indian cuisine restaurant. There guests will have the opportunity to learn Dandia dances and watch mini performances. The Fall Colors Walk is made possible in part with support from New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and county executive Thomas A Degise.

Fall Colors Walk and Navratri Celebration
October 24th, 2020 / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
City Hall, Jersey City
Tickets: $10 – $135 / Link: https://bit.ly/nj-colorwalk
T-shirt, Color Packets, Dandiya Sticks, Masks and Sanitizers provided with ticket purchase.

Fall Colors Walk is a safe, socially distanced event. The Fall Colors Walk will be one of our last chances for a safe outdoor event before winter brings us indoors. This is a socially distanced walk where masks are mandatory and sanitizer is provided. Contactless temperature checks will occur with all in attendance.

The Fall Colors Walk has a timely message. Surati’s Holi Slogan: “When everyone is colorful, no one is different.”

The Fall Colors Walk is a Holi Hai celebration. Holi is an ancient Indian tradition, with the first mentions of it dating back to a 4th century poem. Though Holi has its roots in Indian mythology, Surati celebrates it as a strictly secular event, encouraging participation from all cultures and ethnicities. Holi is also a great equalizer in India, with rules of caste and creed briefly forgotten.

Originally a way to present empowering stories of good over evil, Holi has become a more general celebration of spring, new beginnings, brotherhood and diversity.

Surati For Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization that educates and enriches communities through dance, music, and theatre, while also promoting Indian art and culture. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Surati’s team of professional dancers, musicians and instructors perform and instruct at corporate functions, fund raisers, and cultural events throughout the U.S. and abroad. Learn more at https://suratifpa.org.