Our family loves street festivals and New York has no shortage of street events - (Smiling Big). Two Sundays ago, we headed out to South Street Seaport for the Diwali Festival celebrated by South Asians everywhere. If you are thinking Diwali (Deepavali) is not until next month, you are right. But Asian Americans from all over the tri-state area came together to eat, shop, dance and support a multitude of causes. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the biggest and most important holiday for Indians. As always, when you attend events like theses, you are bound to find something interesting and we did indeed.
The ladies who decorated our hands were all PhD students raising money and building awareness to reduce the use of pesticides for farmers in India. The results looked so pretty and we donated to a great cause.