How to Celebrate Diwali with Kids this Year
While many in-person Diwali events are canceled this year, there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate like crafts, books, and virtual events.
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VIRTUAL: A Diwali Virtual Celebration
WHEN: Nov. 21, 3-5pm
WHAT: Join a wonderful Diwali celebration from the comfort of your own home! Enjoy performances by talented local students in this event that will bring the entire community together in spirit, even though we have to be apart physically.
WANT TO GO? danburylibrary.evanced.info
Diwali at Brooklyn Children's Museum
WHEN: Nov. 14, 10am-5pm (timed sessions)
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
WHAT: Buy tickets for a play session on Saturday, Nov. 14 to celebrate Diwali with art, dancing, and music.
WANT TO GO? brooklynkids.org/tickets
ONLINE Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids: Festival of Lights
WHEN: Nov. 14, 11:30am
WHERE: Online (Hudson River Museum)
WHAT: Today is widely observed as the Festival of Lights across Southeast Asia, from parts of Indonesia, across India, and up into the Himalayas, and by people all over the world whose families come from that region. It’s not a coincidence that this time of year is a time when humans like to light up the world around them . . . and it has to do with the sky! The museum will be using a planetarium simulator to view the night sky. Just like programs in the Planetarium, they’ll be able to take questions—this time through chat and comments. Recommended for ages 6–10. Please only register once per household.
WANT TO GO? Free. hrm.org
Photo courtesy Diwali at Times Square