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

 

Upcoming events:

Saturday, 11/14/20

ICC Diwali Dinner Special from Hemant Mathur Catering

Happy Diwali from Michelin-starred chef Hemant Mathur and ICC!  Order your Diwali Feast and save 20%.  ICC is treating everyone to delivery and sparklers.  Dinner includes three appetizers, a choice of Paneer Khurchan OR Dilli Ka Butter Chicken, Methi Matar Malai, Squash Koftas, Gobi Takatin , Sarson Ka Saag, Jackfruit Biryani, sides and dessert.  For the entire menu go to HMC Diwali Dinner Menu.  Dinners are $80 for 2 and $160 for 4.  Save 20% with discount code ICC20. Tax is included.

 

ICC will deliver for free to addresses within a 15-mile radius of Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT on Saturday, November 14 only.  Sunday, November 15 orders will be charged $25 delivery.

Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 10.

12/02/20

Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist speaks with ICC

What a debut!  Alka Joshi's first novel is a New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Toronto Star and Calgary Herald bestseller.  It was also chosen as a Reeses (Witherspoon) Book Club Pick.  Ms. Joshi will join ICC and Greenwich Library in conversatoin with Sharbari Ahmed, author, screenwriter and playright, to discuss her richly drawn account of a 17-year girl who escapes an abusive arranged marriage and alone, makes her way to Jaipur to become a henna artist.  Set in the 1950's, The Henna Artist has been described as visual, evocative, eloquent, and culturally rich.

 

7:00 pm

Free. Register to see the pre-recorded conversation.

 

Saturday, 12/05/20

Fauja Singh Keeps Going 

Meet the remarkable reallife Fauja Singh as author Simran Jeet Singh reads his book about the 100-year old Sikh who was the oldest person to ever run a marathon and who as a child, overcame obstacles to walk. Simran Jeet wrote:  "Fauja Singh's perseverance and resilience inspire me to this day, and they are exactly the values I want to instill in my own kids." He added "I also believe that this book can help cultivate empathy for children of all backgrounds: if our kids can learn to see the humanity in those who seem most different from them, they will see the humanity in everyone they meet."

The reading and talk are in partnership with Greenwich Library and The Culture Tree. 

11:00 am

FREE.  Register to get the meeting link.

Recorded

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.

Meet the distinguished panelists.

To be rescheduled

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.  

7:30 pm

The Avon 

272 Bedford Street

Stamford

 

Friday, 11/06/20

Diwali Special:  Comedic Relief starring Rajiv Satyal

Rajiv, TV-clean comedian, likes to open his shows with "As you probably guessed, I am originally from Ohio".  Rajiv  is the first comedian to have performed stand-up on all seven continents.  He has also performed in 14 countries and 11 Indian states.  ICC caught wind of Rajiv's show and booked him for ICC's Eight Annual Gala.  With social distancing still in place, Rajiv will be with ICC live from his home in LA.  Scheduled to perform just three days after the national election, Rajiv will provide a dose of comedic relief and get eveyone in the mood to celebrate Diwali.

The event is in support of ICC.  Pat Tully, returns to ICC for the third time to host the show.  

SAVE YOUR SEATS!

Single: $5

Couple: $10

Supporter:  $100 for ten "tickets"

Patron $200 for ten "tickets"

Children attend free.  

 

6:30 pm Enjoy the preshow entertainment provided by the Arun Ramamurthy Trio.

7:00 pm Showtime 

You must register. A link to join will be sent in advance of the show.

Thursday, 10/22/20

India in Realtime:  Emerging Contemporary Artists

The next best thing to traveling to India is visiting India in realtime.  Join ICC as we go to Mumbai by Zoom to learn about the impact young contemporary artists are having on the art scene and to meet and talk with two artists at work in their studios:  Rithika Merchant and Sameer Kulavoor.  Rithika is the artist behind French fashion house Chloe's forklore-inspired collection.  Sameer, a graphic designer and artist, has made a public statement with outdoor murals and tee-shirt designs in collaboration with Paul Smith.

To learn more about the artists click on the links above or read their bios HERE.

 

Enjoy dinner while you travel to Mumbia.  India Avenue is preparing dinner for two for $50 including tax and delivery*. Dinner includes Samosa Chaat, Chicken Vindaloo or Paneer Butter Masala, Vegetable Pulao, Naan, Raita and Gulab Jamun. To order, call Ramesh at 203.919.1539 no later than Wednesday, 10/21. For drinks, make yourself one of two signature cocktails created for the evening:   Download a recipe for Indian Accent's Gin Spiced Lemonade or a Tamarind Margarita.

There is no cost to attend by Zoom.  Dinner must be paid in advance.  *Add $5 additional delivery to addresses more than 10 miles from downtown Greenwich.  

7:00 pm

Zoom Meetings

 
 
 
 
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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.

Ramayana.jpg

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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