Celebrate Holi

Saturday, April 1, 2023

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join BCM and Ajna Dance Company for our annual celebration of springtime, renewal, color, and play. Known as the “Color Festival,” Holi originated in India and is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Come hungry and ready to play as we celebrate a day of art, dance, food, music, and wonder that will make your whole family feel like you’ve been transported to the streets of India (or Trinidad or Guyana).

And it wouldn’t be Holi without color powder. We’ll be taking over neighboring Brower Park with pounds of color powder to throw in the air. Make sure to wear WHITE for color powder play and secure your tickets and powder early for this unforgettable day!


Musical Rhythms of South India

🕒 10:20 am–11:00 am 
📍 Rooftop, 2nd floor

Tune in with musicians Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy, and Sriram Raman as they share the musical traditions and rhythms of South India through violin, the mridangam, and song in this interactive performance.


🕒 10:30 am–12:15 pm
📍Greenhouse, 1st Floor

Celebrate the vibrance of Holi by making your own hanging suncatcher with artist Deepti Sunder. Participants will create their own colorful suncatchers by cutting and arranging translucent paper shapes.

Spices & Thandai Milkshake 

🕒 10:45 am–11:15 am
📍Cafe, 2nd Floor

Join Anu Sehgal from The Culture Tree for an introduction to the traditional spices and flavors of India. Learn how to make a Thandai milkshake and get a taste afterwards.


🕒 11:00 am–12:00 pm
📍 Rooftop, 2nd Floor

Get Henna designs of the season on your hands with Henna artists Shamina Akter and Shillz.

The Story of Holi

🕒 11:15 am–11:30 am
📍Cafe, 2nd Floor

Anu Sehgal will share her book, Kahaani Rangeeli, a colorful story of Krishna and his friends in this book celebrating Holi.

Ajna Bollywood Dance

🕒 11:30 am–12:00 pm
📍Rooftop, 2nd Floor

Hear the story of Holi and move to the rhythms of Bollywood dance with Ajna Dance Company. This 30-minute program includes storytelling, a dance performance, and a dance workshop that showcases the traditions and rituals of Holi.


Marigold Necklaces 

🕒 10:00 am–12:00 pm
📍 ColorLab, 2nd Floor

Visit the ColorLab Art Studio for a decorative Holi project! We’ll be using tissue paper and string to create festive marigold necklaces and garlands.

Color Play

🕒 12:00 pm–12:30 pm

Let the party begin! Pick up your powder and get ready as DJ Dynamite plays dance music and counts down to the start of color powder play.

Food Marketplace

🕒 10:00 am–1:00 pm
📍 Rooftop, 2nd Floor

Grab a bite to eat at our food marketplace featuring samosas by Veeray da Dhaba, ice cream by Malai, and a variety of nibbles by TAGMO.

Veeray da Dhaba

On sale: Samosas.

Malai Ice Cream

On sale: Ice cream inspired by South Asian flavors.


On sale: Chicken Tikka Roti Wrap, Veggie Sandwich, 4pc mithai box, Buttercrunch cookies, Pecan Nankhatai cookies, Masala chips, Masala nuts, and Chai.