On Saturday, March 11th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership in collaboration with Bombay Sandwich Co., PMT House of Dance, and Aeilushi Mistry will host an inaugural Rangoli Art Celebration. The family-friendly freer public event will feature Rangoli, an art form originating from India where beautiful patterns are created using organic materials, live traditional music, South Asian treats, educational and cultural activities. Participants will have the opportunity to help build a community Rangoli guided by Aeilushi Mistry or a smaller version to take home.
Rangoli is an art form that originates from India, in which patterns are created on the floor or a tabletop using materials such as powdered limestone, red ochre, dry rice flour, colored sand, quartz powder, flower petals, and colored rocks. It is an everyday practice in many Hindu households, however, the colors are preferred during festivals and other important celebrations. as it is time-consuming. The rangoli represents the happiness, positivity, and liveliness of a household, and is intended to welcome laskimi, the goddess of wealth and good luck.
The Inaugural Rangoli Art Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 11th from Noon to 4:00pm on The Capital Plaza, 48 West 27th Street, NYC.
- In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on Saturday, March 25. Updates will be posted HERE. Additional program updates will also be posted on the Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Twitter, Instagram & Facebook pages at @FlatironNY.
About the Flatiron NoMad Partnership ~ The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization and business improvement district that serves the businesses, people, and places that help make Flatiron and NoMad two of Manhattan’s most iconic and authentic destinations. Home to a range of retailers and employers, cultural and educational institutions, and a thriving residential community, the district is a center of activity. The Partnership serves as a dedicated steward and supporter of public life in the district by maintaining a clean and safe environment; spearheading area improvement projects; and marketing and championing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood.