More than 100 people turned out to Brooklyn Children’s Museum last weekend to celebrate the Indian holiday of love: Holi.
Families made the most of traditional Indian food stalls, henna tattoos and live music. And of course — the powder party.
Grammy nominated singer Falu performed alongside the Ajna Dance Company, before the Dhol drummer led the procession of revellers to Brower Park to prepare for the color powder party.
Jennifer Tejada, who was there celebrating with her family, said she thought it was important for families to come out and learn more about different cultures.
“It’s an enriching process and it’s really beneficial, not only for the kids but also for the adults as well,” she said.
“I think this is a beautiful celebration full of color, with very interesting music and interesting food and it’s a really beautiful day to join this celebration despite everything that is going on.”
Jessica Holmes said her family loved to celebrate Holi, with the high energy, fun and beautiful colors.
“It’s absolutely energizing to be back outside again hanging out with more people and other kids, because socialization, it’s really important for them.”
For Joe Tutte, it was just a joy to be outside again experiencing everything Brooklyn had to offer with his family, “that’s why we live in Brooklyn,” he said.