During the pandemic, ICC strives to host monthly events that inform and connect the community through shared experiences.
ICC Trivia Night
India Cultural Center has created an evening of trivia to bring the community together and enjoy a little friendlly competition. Fast-talking funny man/auctioneer Pat Tully will host the show and ask the questions (with some help from guest presenters). Players will compete for prizes. Winners will be decided based on correct answers and speed.
Form a team with friends or register as a family (couples or with kids) or as individuals. Then come for the fun, community, and a little friendly competition.
This event is free and open to the public. But you must register to play or attend.
India By Hand has curated a visit to Mumbai to learn about the impact young contemporary artists are having on the art scene in India and beyond. Visits to two artists' galleries in realtime have been arranged: Rithika Merchant and Sameer Kulavoor. French fashion house Chloe has collorabed with Rithika and Sameer has made a public statement with outdoor murals in Mumbai.
ICC will arrange delivery of dinners and will provide drink recipes appropriate for an evening in Mumbai.
There is no cost to attend by Zoom. Dinner must be ordered and paid in advance.
More to Come
Diversity, Inclusion, and Raising Resilient Kids in Our Community
This is a time kids will remember for the rest of their lives. How our children process the shutdown, their reactions to killings of black Americans, the protests and the spotlight on racism will impact their self-awareness and how they see themselves fitting into our community.
We want our kids to reenter the world emotionally whole and feeling good about themselves. Parents are the most important influencers in helping children navigate this period of remarkable change.
Rachel Jean-Baptiste, PhD, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at King School, spoke with Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH; and Sunitha Prasannakumar, LCSW, about what you can say or do to help your children talk comfortably about race, to answer their questions about what is happening and why, and become resilient as conversation on race is redefined.
Satyajit Ray's "The Music Room" with guest speaker Hidayat Khan
With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evoked the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he hosted lavish concerts —now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.
The music of The Music Room is exquisite – the work of composer and conductor, Ustad Vilayat Khan, globally acclaimed as the greatest of all sitarists. His son, Hidayat Khan, also a celebrated sitarist, will talk about his father's collaboration with Ray. Avi Basu, friend of the Ray family, will introduce the film and Hidayat.
Tickets are $14.50 online at The Avon or $9.00 with ICC discount coupon. You must bring the coupon to receive the discounted price.