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ONLINE Hindu Lamp Ceremony

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  • Sep. 19, 2020, 5-5:45pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for the 8th annual Aarti Hindu Lamp Ceremony! In order to honor social distancing guidelines, the ceremony will take place virtually, but materials will be made available for pick up in the Park prior to the ceremony. Aarti is a tradition in which an offering of light is made on the banks of the river - to honor the nurturing power of the river and signify purification. The lamps are made from palm bowls, painted with traditional ceremonial colors, with a wick made of cotton dipped in ghee or oil. These materials, along with directions, will be provided for you in a kit (to pick up in the Park). Instead of being released and then collected in the East River, you will make your lamps at home and release them into homemade water bodies. This event is free and registration is required. Participants will be e-mailed with Zoom details and instructions for picking up your lamp materials.

KIT PICK-UP 12:00 PM-2:00PM at Pebble Beach, Brooklyn Bridge Park

VIRTUAL CEREMONY 5:00 PM-5:45PM Taking place on Zoom. 

About Brooklyn Bridge Park

334 Furman St.

Brooklyn Heights, NY


  • Standard hours: Pier 5, 6am-11pm; Squibb Park & Bridge, 6am-11pm; 99 Plymouth, 8am-11pm; Playgrounds, dawn-dusk; remainder of the park, 6am-1am

  • The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, d/b/a Brooklyn Bridge Park, is the not-for-property entity responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline.

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