If you live in New York and miss celebrating Diwali with your family, come to Times Square this September and celebrate it with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). And some white and desi strangers.
Like last year, MTDC will again re-create the atmosphere of Diwali at Times Square on September 20. There will be vendors serving Indian food, with fashion shows and live performances from celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, his wife Neetu Singh, and son Ranbir Kapoor.
The festivities will begin at noon and will include a variety of Indian food, dance workshops, Indian arts and crafts, a fashion show, photo booths with ethnic outfits, celebrities and more.
To see last year's event, see some YouTube videos. Check out the Diwali At Times Square website for more details.