Light Up Montclair 2021
Saturday from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
**SOLD OUT! Thank you to our amazing community for your support! (Note: A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the event.)**
Join us to celebrate Diwali at Light Up Montclair!
Our town’s first ever public Diwali celebration, brought to you by AAPI Montclair and the Montclair Art Museum
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated by millions around the world, and for many, it is considered the beginning of the New Year, often coinciding with harvest celebrations. Diwali marks new beginnings, the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Light Up Montclair, Montclair’s first-ever public Diwali celebration, will feature family-friendly educational, cultural, and social activities to teach community members about Diwali and offer a chance to celebrate and learn together. The many facets of Diwali will be reflected in cultural performances, art, craft activities, and in food and merchandise for purchase, all outside on the grounds of the Montclair Art Museum.
AAPI Montclair’s mission is to create a more inclusive Montclair, NJ and greater community by uplifting the varied experiences of its Asian American and Pacific Islander communities by promoting awareness and education around AAPI culture and history, as well as advocating for the needs of the AAPI community. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Equality Labs (http://www.equalitylabs.org), a civil rights organization centering Dalits, one of the most marginalized groups in South Asia. Equality Labs is dedicated to ending caste apartheid, gender-based violence, Islamophobia, white supremacy and religious intolerance in the United Sates, across the diaspora, as well in their home countries throughout South Asia.
This event is free to MAM members! Please reserve your free tickets through the "Tickets & Donate" button. (To become a MAM member, visit this page: http://montclairartmuseum.org/...) Following our core value of inclusion, we have set general admission at just $5 for non-members (fee waivers available). If an additional donation is within your means, we offer our deepest thanks for helping to keep this celebration affordable for all while supporting Dalit civil rights.
We hope you can join us for this historic and joyful event!
*Although this event will be outdoors, in order to protect vulnerable members of our community, including children under the age of 12, all attendees must adhere to the covid protocols set by the Montclair Art Museum. Please visit https://www.montclairartmuseum... for more information.
**We will comply with all applicable COVID-19 regulations in effect on the day of our event. By participating in this event, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to this event, including the risk of exposure to communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria, or illnesses that cause sickness, and hereby waive all potential claims relating to such risks.
***Rain date Sunday, October 17, 2021.