March 18, 19 | 11am–4:30pm | Pier 16 | Free
Celebrate Holi with the Seaport Museum by joining in to create a vibrant collaborative mural inspired by the colorful pigment thrown during the annual festival. Together, we will roll up our sleeves and celebrate the colors of Holi.
Participants will receive a free take-away designed and printed by Bowne & Co. to customize as a keepsake for this special celebration.
The event is FREE, and advance registration is required.
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Joining us on Saturday, January 21?
Kick off the Seaport community’s Holi celebration in the South Street Seaport Museum’s introduction galleries with a bi-lingual storytime, puppet-making activity, and puppet show that all explore the history of Holi. The celebration continues outside, at Fulton and Front Streets, with a vibrant Bhangra dance lesson and performance followed by the quintessential part of Holi, the throwing of colorful pigment! The celebration is presented in partnership with The Culture Tree and The Howard Hughes Corporation.
Please note: Make sure to enjoy the Museum’s ships and galleries before joining in the throwing of colors. To ensure the care of the Seaport Museum collection, historic buildings, and ships, individuals covered in colorful pigment will not be able to visit the Museum.
A Brief History of Holi
Holi originated on the Indian Subcontinent as a festival of colors that marks the start of Spring and is now celebrated around the world as a way to welcome spring, embrace inclusivity, and get messy with color.
Header Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mike Szpot, the Howard Hughes Corporation
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