Join The Culture Tree and Amateur Astronomers Association on October 24 at 7 – 8pm, to celebrate Diwali at Waterline Park. Diwali is held on the darkest night of the Hindu lunar calendar and ushers in new beginnings just before the arrival of the new moon. We will also stargaze on the month’s darkest night. Telescopes will be set up to view celestial wonders, and visitors will be able to make a wish while floating diyas in Waterline’s beautiful streams.
Enter at Freedom Place South and W 60th Street (right by Harry’s Table).
About: Diwali or Deepavali is one of the major festivals from India. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs all over the world. The festival gets its name from clay lamps (Deepa) arranged in a row (avali). It symbolizes the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. It happens on the darkest day of the month called Amavasya and is celebrated for 5 days.