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Family Sundays

Happy Hues of Holi

Sunday, March 5, 2023
1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

Family Sundays are in person at the Rubin! Bring your family to the Mandala Lab on the third floor for an afternoon of creativity and self-exploration that both kids and grown-ups will enjoy.

Join us at 1:00 PM for a special book reading and signing with children’s book author, Anu Sehgal. Anu will enthrall Family Sunday participants with a bilingual (Hindi-English) reading of her newest release, Kahaani Rangeeli, Colorful Story, a bright and cheerful story of Holi with Krishna and his friends.

Story Time will be followed by a family dance workshop at 2:00 PM in partnership with GROOVE NYC. Celebrate the sounds of Holi with festive movement and dance.

Reserve your Family Sunday ticket today to secure your spot for this book reading in the Mandala Lab and the accompanying dance activity.

Ongoing, 1:00″“3:00 PM, Happy Hues of Holi

March Family Sundays:

This month, we are observing the holiday of Holi, which welcomes spring and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Dating back thousands of years, the colorful Holi tradition of throwing brightly dyed powders has spread from India and is now celebrated throughout the world. As we shake off the darkness of winter, mark this vibrant holiday at the Rubin Museum by creating art of your own which evokes the happy hues of Holi.

About the Author

Kahaani Rangeeli,

Anu Sehgal is the Founder of The Culture Tree, a cultural literacy and language education program. She lives in New York with her husband and her two sons. She is a marketer by profession. She holds an MBA from Yale University and has worked in the corporate sector for almost 15 years. Anu believes awareness of one’s heritage, culture and language is key for children to become self-aware and confident individuals.

The Culture Tree

This book reading is presented in partnership with The Culture Tree. The Culture Tree provides South Asian”“themed educational and cultural programs that enrich the lives of children and their families and promote a deeper connection with their roots and the world around them.


GROOVE NYC builds community and social emotional awareness through movement and dance. GROOVE’s blended Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and healing arts curriculum fosters acceptance of others and empathy. GROOVE offers dance experiences, mindfulness workshops, and meditation sessions to students, teachers, and the community at large. If you can move, you can groove!

Mandala Lab and Family Sundays are made possible with lead support from the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Barbara Bowman, Fred Eychaner, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and Tiger Baron Foundation.

Major support is provided by Anonymous, Bob and Lois Baylis, Anne and Albert Chao, Con Edison, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, DeWitt Stern, Karen Dorsky, Noah P. Dorsky, Jack Lampl, Max Meehan, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Sarah and Craig Richardson, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Tsherin Sherpa, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and New York Life Insurance Company*, and New York Life.

Public funds are provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We additionally thank the generosity of 223 sponsors and donors who contributed to our 2020 gala, Inside the Mandala: A Virtual Gala.


*”NEW YORK LIFE” and the NEW YORK LIFE Box Logo are trademarks of New York Life Insurance Company. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Reservations are required for the 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM time slots.

The program is free for your family, and each ticket comes with free access to the Museum galleries.

Each month we explore a new theme, with an art-making activity centered around that theme. A Museum educator does a brief demonstration of the project, teaches the art-making techniques, and lets you explore ways to make the project your own.