India is a land of festivals and CELEBRATIONS. ICC hosts four flagship celebration events each year. Come experience India with ICC.
In India, Holi marks the winter wheat harvest and the beginning of spring. The night before Holi, bonfires are lit symbolizing good triumphing over evil. The next day, all of India joins in a joyous color throw that unites people and brings positivity into our lives.
In 2022, CC celebrated Holi at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich on Sat., May 14. Over 700 people from 15 towns in Westchester and Fairfield joined ICC for a community-wide celebration with a rocking DJ, dhol player, dancers, food vendors, henna artists, children's crafts, and color throw. ICC thanks My Ivy Ally, the 2022 Signature Sponsor; Event Day sponsors Café Spice and Travelers, and benefactors Nisha and Michael Behringer and Alka and Nik Thukral for supporting HoliFest.
The 2023 HoliFest date will be announced in January.
KITE FLYING FESTIVAL
Kite flying came to India thousands of years ago. In January, the largest International Kite Festival takes place in Gujarat. Thousands of kites fill the skies to celebrate the end of winter.
In April, 7,500 miles west of Gujarat, ICC celebrates spring with the Annual Kite Flying Festival. Kids young and old fill the Connecticut skies with kites of all shapes and sizes. ICC brings 150 kites to the festival and will host a patang, or fighter kite, demonstration. Award ribbons are given to all high fliers. The town has music, the food concession is open and there are tables for families who want to BYO lunches.
7 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich
FREE. No beach pass required.
Diwali is a five-day festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. It is celebrated with fireworks, diyas (candles), present exchange, mithai (sweets), and family and friend gatherings.
ICC will celebrate Diwali at its annual gala "A Celebration of Light" on November 5 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.
ICC GALA BENEFIT
A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
ICC hosts its annual fundraiser to coincide with Diwali and invites the community to participate in a "Celebration of Light".
ICC's Tenth Anniversary Gala will be at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich on November 5. ICC founders Nisha Arora, Mudita Bhargava, Uma Bodas, Meera Gilbert, and Sonal Khichadia will be honored. Shoba Narayan, star of Aladdin, and AATMA will perform. Restauranteur and chef Gaurav Anand will cater.
ICC's Ninth Annual Gala was held at the Hilton Stamford Hotel on October 30. Scroll through the photos from past year galas below.