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Celebrate Diwali at Light Up Montclair

Sunday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2022-10-30 14:00:00 2022-10-30 18:00:00 America/New_York Celebrate Diwali at Light Up Montclair See event detail page for Montclair Art Museum's updated COVID policy. Montclair Art Museum<br> 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

See event detail page for Montclair Art Museum's updated COVID policy.


Light Up Montclair: Diwali 2022
In Partnership with Montclair Art Museum

All are welcome to join our AAPI community as we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

Sunday, October 30th 2pm - 6pm
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

Rain Date: Sunday, November 6th


Diwali, the festival of lights, commemorates a triumph of light over darkness and is a time for all to gather together and celebrate new beginnings.

AAPI Montclair’s annual Diwali festival honors the diverse, rich traditions of the South Asian diaspora. Spend the day with us at the iconic Montclair Art Museum while enjoying live performances, family-friendly arts & crafts, readings from local South Asian authors, and sweet and savory bites from popular neighborhood restaurants and food trucks. With your ticket you'll also get an opportunity to explore the galleries at MAM. And be sure to stay until the end, when you’ll get a chance to learn first-hand how to dance like a Bollywood star with a special performance by BollyX!

Following our core value of inclusion, we have set general admission at just $7 for non-members (fee waivers available) and $25 for families (limit to 5 attendees per family). Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. This event is free to MAM members! Please reserve your free tickets through the "Tickets & Donate" button. (Become a MAM member today!)

If an additional donation is within your means, we offer our deepest thanks for helping to keep this celebration affordable for all.

We hope you can join us for this day full of light, music and dance!


MAM COVID Policy as of 9/1/2022*

Proof of vaccination is not required for visitors, program attendees, and students, unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are optional for gallery visitors, Yard School students, and public program attendees, unless otherwise indicated. Stay home if you are feeling sick. Please do not visit the Museum if: 

- You have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms

- You or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days

- You have had close contact in the last 5 days with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19

*These policies are subject to change based on federal and state health guidelines, trends in the pandemic in Montclair and Essex County, and other changes in MAM policy.

**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.

About AAPI Montclair

AAPI Montclair’s mission is to create a more inclusive New Jersey by uplifting the varied experiences of its Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, advocating for AAPI rights and representation, and promoting awareness and education around AAPI culture and history.

About the Montclair Art Museum

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art-making in the United States over the last 300 years. Works in MAM's Native American art collection span the period of ca. 1200 C.E. to the present day. The Vance Wall Art Education Center encompasses the Museum’s educational efforts, including award-winning Yard School of Art studio classes, lectures and talks, family events, tours, and the mobile MAM Art Truck. MAM exhibitions and programs serve a wide public of all ages, from families and seniors to artists, educators, and scholars.

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