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Saturday, March 3rd

Holi Hooray!

Join us for Holi Hooray!, a celebration of springtime and play. Known as the “Color Festival,” Holi originated in India and is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.

Come early, hungry and ready to play! We’ve partnered with South Asian brands Jai Jai Hooray and Doonya: Workout Your Bollywood Star, and food vendors Pondicheri, Chaatco and Malai Ice Cream to bring you a day of art, dance, food 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!


The Holi Story: Color, Mischief and Celebration
10:30-11:15 | All Ages
So why is Holi the color festival? Characters from Hindu mythology come to life through narrative, movement and Indian classical music. A trio of violin, sitar and tabla will accompany Kajal Desai, co-founder of Doonya as Jai Jai Hooray shares a modernized version of why color is thrown during holi.

Bollywood Dance Classes with Doonya
11:00 | 1:00 | 2:00 | All Ages
Learn the basics of Bollywood and get moving! Films in India for decades have featured sensational dance routines in scenes about Holi. Workout your inner-star with Doonya and DJ Dynamite.

The Color of a Goddess
12:00 – 3:00 | All Ages
With Women’s Empowerment week just around the corner, we’ll take the chance to celebrate the many colors and personas of GIRLS. Boys and girls will have the opportunity to draw the beloved goddesses in their life and display them in the museum.

Rangoli Rangoli!
12:00 – 3:00 | All Ages
Learn about the traditional South Asian art of rangoli and create one to take home with sand.

Feast at the Food Bazaar
12:00 – 4:00 | All Ages
Enjoy savory delights from legendary Indian restaurateurs Pondicheri, ChaatCo, and Malai Ice Cream in the Museum cafe

Outdoor Color Power Procession and Extravaganza
3:00 – 4:00 | All Ages
It wouldn’t be Holi without color powder play! We’ll have pounds and pounds of Holi Hooray! color powder to throw in the air and at each other. NOTE: The powder we will use is cornstarch based, non toxic, washable and kid safe. Plan on wearing clothes you won’t mind getting powder on. It dusts right off!