During the pandemic, ICC strives to host events that inform and connect the community through shared experiences.  

 

Upcoming events:

01/23, 02/20, 03/20, 04/24

Festivals of India

 

A Saturday morning breakfast special for kids:  A once-a-month class for four-months.  Kids will learn about some of the many diverse holidays in India and how they are celebrated.   From harvest festivals to the most celebrated Diwali, this series includes stories, activities, and movement to provide comprehensive learning through play.  

Planned Sessions:

Harvest Festivals

Navratri and Dancing

Spring Festivals

5 Days of Diwali

 

$60 for all four sessions.  This special series is part of ICC Children's Classes.

Saturdays, @ 10:00 AM on Zoom

02/06/21

Your Story is Important with Supriya Kelkar

 

Growing up, children's author Supriya Kelkar never wrote fictional stories about families that looked like hers. In this special event for children in grades 2 to 7, Supriya will offer tips on how to write your story by being specific. Kids will participate in a brief writing workshop where they will change a story to make it their own. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A.

 

Supriya is an author, illustrator, and screenwriter who grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi by watching three Hindi movies a week.  Supriya is the winner of the New Visions Award for her middle-grade novel Ahimsa; and the author of As American as Paneer Pie, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2020 and also a middle school book, and The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh, a children's book.  Supriya has worked on the writing teams for several Hindi films, including Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, India’s entry into the 2007 Academy Awards.  Supriya's three newest books, Stong as Fire, Fierce as Flame, Bindu's Bindis, and That Thing About Bollywood will be published in 2021.

Co-presented with Ferguson Library in Stamford.

Saturday, February 6 @ 2:00 PM

This event is Free.  Register to get the Zoom link.

02/11/21

Valentine's Day Dinner Demonstration 

 

Michelin-starred Chef Hemant Mathur is coming to ICC from his New York City restaurant Saar.  Chef Mathur will give a cooking demonstration and then you can prepare the same menu from a kit from Hemant Mathur Catering delivered to your home on February 10 by 6 PM, the day prior to the cooking demonstration.

The Valentine's Day Dinner Kit will include all prepped ingredients,  a recipe booklet, and storage instructions for perishable ingredients. 

 

MENU

Cauliflower Latkes with Cranberry Chutney

Kerala Fish OR Paneer Pollichathu (Marinated fish/paneer wrapped in a banana leaf] with South Indian Potato Fry

Rose Panna Cotta 

 

Kits serve two and are $60 plus a $15 delivery charge (see Note).  Orders must be placed no later than February 9 at noon.  

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR KITS.

 

The cooking demonstration is free to attend live on Zoom.

Thursday, Feb. 11 @ 5:30 PM

NOTE: The delivery radius is Westchester and Fairfield up to Norwalk, CT. Hemant Mathur Catering will deliver to addresses beyond the radius for an additional fee.,  ​

02/22/21 thru 03/21/21

Virtual Art Show

 

ICC brings together eight Indian artists for an online art show.  Meet the artists on Wednesday, February 24 in an Opening Reception.  Artists will discuss their work and how India has inspired and is reflected in their work.  The artworks are for sale.  A portion of sales will benefit ICC.  

Featured to the left:  Buddha in Harmony by Sabeena Jindal.

 
 
 
 
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HINDI 1: Beginner

Grades K-1

Nandita Sinha

Sunday 9 AM

For children new to Hindi or who have taken one session.  Class time will be split between conversation and nursery rhymes; and, reading and writing Hindi letters.  Students will learn Hindi Varnamala (letters), how to sign their names, basic vocabulary and common greetings and phrases. 50 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 6. 

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HINDI 2:  Advanced Beginner

Grades 1-3

Nandita Sinha

Sunday 10 PM

For students who have at leats two session of Hindi, have been exposed to Hindi at home, and/or have a basic knowledge of Hindi greetings.  Students will be introduced to listening and conversation.  They will learn Hindi phonetics, vocabulary, writing their names and vowels, pronunciation, basic conversation and grammar.  50 minutes. 

Enrollment limited to 6.

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Hindi 3: Intermediate

Grades 1-4

Vaishali Akole

Sunday 11 AM

For children who have taken Advanced Beginner Hindi for at least one year and are ready to begin speaking short sentences.    Children will build on their understanding of phoenetics and vocabularly  50 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 6.

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Hindi 4: Advanced Intermediate

Grades 2+

Vaishali Akole

Sunday Noon

For children who have taken Intermediate Hindi for a least one year, have taken three years of Hindi, or can understand and speak simple sentences. The emphasis of the class is to build a more detailed understanding of phonetics and vocabulary. Children will learn to increase their ability to read and write two or three letter words. Through conversation and role playing they will gain greater confidence speaking with Hindi-speaking family members and transacting with merchants.  50 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 6.

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Rubik's Cube:  Beginners

Grades 3-7

Aarav Yadav and Ryan Kovacs

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Over 350 million cubes have challenged millions of kids and adults since the Rubik's Cube was invented 50 years ago.  Aarav Yadav, ICC’s Rubik Cube wizard will take a step-by-step approach and teach students the art of solving Rubik's Cube. By the end of the session, students will be able to solve the cube and perform basic tricks and patterns on the cube. Ryan Kovacs, also a cuber, will work with Aarav and break kids into smaller groups. 40 minutes.

NOTE:  Kids will need a standard 3x3 cube.  They should not play with the cube or attempt to solve the cube before the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15.

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Rubik's Cube:  Intermediate

Grades 3-7

Aarav Yadav and Ryan Kovacs

Sunday, 10:00 AM

For kids who can solve Rubik's Cube, Aarav Yadav, ICC’s Rubik Cube wizard will teach kids how to solve the cube in less time with the aim of solving the cube in under 2 minutes. 

Ryan Kovacs, also a cuber, will work with Aarav to break kids into smaller groups. 40 minutes.

NOTE:  Kids will need a standard 3x3 cube.  

Enrollment limited to 15.

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Ultimate STEM 

Grades 1-2

Amanda Sackey

Sunday 11 AM

No prior classes required.  This special STEM curriculum for chilldren in grades 1 and 2 is written and taught by a popular Rye Country Day science teacher.  It is designed to maximize inquiry and exploration using materials that are easily attainable from home.  Challenged with mini weekly projects, students will work individually and collaboratively to create, test, and problem solve, and they will collect citizen science data in their neighborhoods.  45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 8.

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Ramayana Storytime

Grades 1-2

Akruti Babaria

Sunday Noon

Back by popular demand, take a journey through one of the biggest Indian epics: Ramayana. Akruti shares the story of Ramayana as a read-a-loud, story-telling enactment and live interactive chat  Kids will prepare for a short performance at the end.  If parents would like to order Ramayana, Akruti will be reading from A Treasury of Ramayana Stories, an illustrated children's book that can be ordered from Kulture Khazana.  (Use Code ICC and ICC will receive 20% of all sales from Kulture Khazana).  Note:  Ramayana will be treated as a story and not as a religious text.  Illustrations are nonviolent. 45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 8.

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Creative Writing with Veera Hiranandani

Grades 4-8

Veera Hiranandani

Tuesday, 4:00 PM  FIVE WEEK CLASS:  Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3

Join Veera Hiranandani in a five-week virtual creative writing class for fourth through eighth graders. Veera's Young Adult book about Partition, "The Night Diary" was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2019 and is written in the form of a young girl's diary who journeys from her home in Pakistan to India during Partition. Through writing prompts, discussion, and sharing our writing in an encouraging and creative atmosphere, students will learn how to mix fact with fiction and get to the heart of the stories they want to tell. 45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 8.

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Investigations in Math 2-3

Grades 2-3

Alissa Helgesen

Wednesday, 4:00 PM

Building upon grade level skills, students will extend their conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas through hands-on experiences, games, and collaborative inquiries. Students will use their critical and creative thinking skills to solve real-life problems involving mathematics. Concepts covered will include number fluency, pattern investigation, shape and space analysis, estimation, probability, and more!   45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 10.

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Mock Math Olympiad

Grades 4-5

Alissa Helgesen

Thursday 4 PM

Kids have fun building upon the foundational concepts taught in school by learning problem-solving techniques used in competition style math. They will gain confidence and fluency in their understanding of mathematical concepts as they develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills while working collaboratively in breakout groups.  Kids will participate in timed mock Math Olympiad competitions.  60 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 15.

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HINDI 1: Beginner

Grades K-1

Nandita Sinha

Sunday 9 AM

For children new to Hindi or who have taken one session.  Class time will be split between conversation and nursery rhymes; and, reading and writing Hindi letters.  Students will learn Hindi Varnamala (letters), how to sign their names, basic vocabulary and common greetings and phrases. 50 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 6. 

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HINDI 2:  Advanced Beginner

Grades 1-3

Nandita Sinha

Sunday 10 PM

For students who have at leats two session of Hindi, have been exposed to Hindi at home, and/or have a basic knowledge of Hindi greetings.  Students will be introduced to listening and conversation.  They will learn Hindi phonetics, vocabulary, writing their names and vowels, pronunciation, basic conversation and grammar.  50 minutes. 

Enrollment limited to 6.

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Hindi 3: Intermediate

Grades 1-4

Vaishali Akole

Sunday 11 AM

For children who have taken Advanced Beginner Hindi for at least one year and are ready to begin speaking short sentences.    Children will build on their understanding of phoenetics and vocabularly  50 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 6.

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Hindi 4: Advanced Intermediate

Grades 2+

Vaishali Akole

Sunday Noon

For children who have taken Intermediate Hindi for a least one year, have taken three years of Hindi, or can understand and speak simple sentences. The emphasis of the class is to build a more detailed understanding of phonetics and vocabulary. Children will learn to increase their ability to read and write two or three letter words. Through conversation and role playing they will gain greater confidence speaking with Hindi-speaking family members and transacting with merchants.  50 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 6.

Cube.jpeg

Rubik's Cube:  Beginners

Grades 3-7

Aarav Yadav and Ryan Kovacs

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Over 350 million cubes have challenged millions of kids and adults since the Rubik's Cube was invented 50 years ago.  Aarav Yadav, ICC’s Rubik Cube wizard will take a step-by-step approach and teach students the art of solving Rubik's Cube. By the end of the session, students will be able to solve the cube and perform basic tricks and patterns on the cube. Ryan Kovacs, also a cuber, will work with Aarav and break kids into smaller groups. 40 minutes.

NOTE:  Kids will need a standard 3x3 cube.  They should not play with the cube or attempt to solve the cube before the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Cube.jpeg

Rubik's Cube:  Intermediate

Grades 3-7

Aarav Yadav and Ryan Kovacs

Sunday, 10:00 AM

For kids who can solve Rubik's Cube, Aarav Yadav, ICC’s Rubik Cube wizard will teach kids how to solve the cube in less time with the aim of solving the cube in under 2 minutes. 

Ryan Kovacs, also a cuber, will work with Aarav to break kids into smaller groups. 40 minutes.

NOTE:  Kids will need a standard 3x3 cube.  

Enrollment limited to 15.

IMG_2103_edited.jpg

Ultimate STEM 

Grades 1-2

Amanda Sackey

Sunday 11 AM

No prior classes required.  This special STEM curriculum for chilldren in grades 1 and 2 is written and taught by a popular Rye Country Day science teacher.  It is designed to maximize inquiry and exploration using materials that are easily attainable from home.  Challenged with mini weekly projects, students will work individually and collaboratively to create, test, and problem solve, and they will collect citizen science data in their neighborhoods.  45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 8.

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Ramayana Storytime

Grades 1-2

Akruti Babaria

Sunday Noon

Back by popular demand, take a journey through one of the biggest Indian epics: Ramayana. Akruti shares the story of Ramayana as a read-a-loud, story-telling enactment and live interactive chat  Kids will prepare for a short performance at the end.  If parents would like to order Ramayana, Akruti will be reading from A Treasury of Ramayana Stories, an illustrated children's book that can be ordered from Kulture Khazana.  (Use Code ICC and ICC will receive 20% of all sales from Kulture Khazana).  Note:  Ramayana will be treated as a story and not as a religious text.  Illustrations are nonviolent. 45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 8.

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Creative Writing with Veera Hiranandani

Grades 4-8

Veera Hiranandani

Tuesday, 4:00 PM  FIVE WEEK CLASS:  Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3

Join Veera Hiranandani in a five-week virtual creative writing class for fourth through eighth graders. Veera's Young Adult book about Partition, "The Night Diary" was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2019 and is written in the form of a young girl's diary who journeys from her home in Pakistan to India during Partition. Through writing prompts, discussion, and sharing our writing in an encouraging and creative atmosphere, students will learn how to mix fact with fiction and get to the heart of the stories they want to tell. 45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 8.

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Investigations in Math 2-3

Grades 2-3

Alissa Helgesen

Wednesday, 4:00 PM

Building upon grade level skills, students will extend their conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas through hands-on experiences, games, and collaborative inquiries. Students will use their critical and creative thinking skills to solve real-life problems involving mathematics. Concepts covered will include number fluency, pattern investigation, shape and space analysis, estimation, probability, and more!   45 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 10.

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Mock Math Olympiad

Grades 4-5

Alissa Helgesen

Thursday 4 PM

Kids have fun building upon the foundational concepts taught in school by learning problem-solving techniques used in competition style math. They will gain confidence and fluency in their understanding of mathematical concepts as they develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills while working collaboratively in breakout groups.  Kids will participate in timed mock Math Olympiad competitions.  60 minutes.

Enrollment limited to 15.

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