[BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ, October 31, 2018] - On Saturday, November 17th, The Summit Area YMCA in partnership with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council will be hosting a special community celebration of Diwali for the second year. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. As part of our commitment to strengthening the foundations of our community by welcoming diversity and inclusion, we invite people of all cultures and faiths to join in the celebration.
Held at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, the Diwali Festival will feature activities for all ages including ceremonial music and dance performances, henna applications, special arts & crafts activities and a chance to hear the story Diwali and learn about its many ceremonial rituals and customs. Traditional Indian cuisine will be available for purchase.
Check out some of our performances from last year in the video below!
About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.