WHITE PLAINS, NY — County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites everyone to take in the rich culture and traditions of India through music, dance and great food during the Annual Heritage of India Festival, Sunday, August 7,
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.
“This annual festival allows us all to enjoy the exotic sights, sounds and flavors of distant India right here in Westchester,” said Astorino.
The festival will feature the delicious foods of India, live music, folk dancing and cultural performances. There will also be a fashion show showcasing colorful native clothing. Festival-goers can create their own cultural fashion by decorating themselves with Mehndi, the henna bridal make-up that dates back to ancient India.
Visitors can also browse a merchandise bazaar where a variety of vendors will be selling Indian clothing, jewelry, CDs, DVDs and delicious Indian cuisine. Traditional Rangoli art and other craft exhibitions will be on display as well.
Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine. Bring blankets or chairs for informal seating on the lawn or under the tent.
The Heritage of India Festival is sponsored by Westchester County Parks, the Indian American Cultural Association of Westchester, Westchester Medical Center, St. John’s Riverside Hospital and Wells Fargo Bank.
The Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla.
Go to parks.westchestergov.com or call (914) 864-PARK.