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Diwali Celebration and Art-Making With The Culture Tree

Family Sundays

Sunday, October 20, 2019
1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Drop-in Art-making Workshop

For children with accompanying adults

Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art making and enjoy our 2:00 PM family exhibition tour.

Diwali Celebration and Art-Making With The Culture Tree

Join us for a bilingual story time with The Culture Tree to get ready for Diwali!

Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is India’s most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, as told in the Hindu epic Ramayana. The five-day celebration of Diwali includes good food, friends, family, fireworks, rangolis, and lighting of diya lamps.

At this special story hour, hear some of the folktales, history, and legends behind this beautiful celebration and see how it’s celebrated in India.

About the Instructor

Anu Sehgal is the, founder of The Culture Tree, which provides South Asian”“themed classes and programs. She notes “As a cultural educator, I am looking forward to providing children with authentic, immersive, and inspiring experiences. Events like the Rubin Museum of Art’s Family Sunday Diwali Celebration provide that platform where children learn about another culture and country.” Through events like this, we can offer cross-cultural exposure and literacy that can help develop knowledgeable, open-minded, and respectful individuals.”

The Culture Tree provides South Asian”“ themed educational and cultural programs that enrich the lives of children and their families and promotes a deeper connection with their roots and the world around them.


Family Sundays are made possible through the generosity of New York Life Insurance Company. Additional support has been provided by Agnes Gund, Con Edison, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Free for children and accompanying adults

Call 212.620.5000 x215 in advance if you are interested in bringing a group of ten or more.