—The “Color Festival” will be a day of art, dance, food, music, and wonder for children and caregivers —

To welcome the arrival of spring, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Anja Dance Company will host Celebrate Holi, a celebration of renewal, color, and play, on Saturday, April 1.  

Also known as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. The day at Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be filled with art, dance, food, and music that will transport attendees of all ages to the streets of India. The festival culminates in a joyful and colorful display as guests gather outside the Museum to toss vibrant powder into the air and at each other. 

Celebrate Holi is curated by Minila Shah, founder and artistic director of Ajna Dance Company. The event will feature performances and activities by Ajna Dance Company, violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy, author and food educator Anu Sehgal of The Culture Tree, artist Deepti Sundeer, DJ DynAmite, henna artist Shamina Akter, and food vendors Veeray da Dhaba, Malai Ice Cream, and TAGMO

“Holi represents all the great new possibilities that come along with a new season,” says Minila Shah. “We are thrilled to partner with the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to celebrate this wonderful festival.” 

“Celebrate Holi is one of our most anticipated and energetic events of the year,” says Stephanie Hill Wilchfort, President and CEO of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. “We are excited to present a day filled with delicious food, captivating music, and creative art. We invite everyone to come ready to enjoy a day of vibrant colors and fun as we celebrate this amazing festival.”

The day offers three Celebrate Holi sessions, each lasting two and a half hours, at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. The performance line-up is the same for each session, and each session culminates in color powder play in the park. 

Tickets are $13 per session ($12 for grandparents and free for children under 1 year old). To view the festival schedule and purchase tickets, visit: www.brooklynkids.org/holi

About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Inspired by the energy and diversity of our borough, Brooklyn Children’s Museum creates experiences that ignite curiosity, celebrate identity and cultivate joyful learning. Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families. Proudly based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 300,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibits and programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures. For more information, visit: https://www.brooklynkids.org/