One World @ One Place
Sunday 29th October 2017 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
Click here to see Directions and Parking information Click here to see Parking Lots and Parking Charges information Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more.
Celebrate the World
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the third was t...
Cultural Fiesta
Please join us at the spectacular representation of the Global Cultural Integration @One Place on Sunday, October 23rd 2016  This idea was soon turned into a reality and first ethnic festival was held on October 27, 1972.  We named it “Festival of Nations”.  It was held at the Hudson Valley Community Collage.It was welcomed so much that thousands of people h...
Bringing Community Together
The word got around about us – how much enjoyment we offer for the family on one Sunday afternoon in the Fall of every year.  Now there are several international bazaars/festivals in the area.  They are organized by different institutions.  Our Festival of Nations remains the original.  It is unique, in the sense that we, the participating nations, ourselves, organize everythin...
See You at the Empire Plaza
 This year, we are celebrating our 45th annual Festival with you! We hope you enjoy your few hours with us by looking at the arts and crafts from different parts of the world; by tasting delicious ethnic foods; and by being part of the audience indulging in the music with rhythm and dances representing various cultures and traditions of the world.
History of The Festival of Nations
  In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the t...

India

Posted By: Mizan on July 27, 2010 in - Comments: 2 Comments »

  • Local Community Information

Hindu Cultural Center represents Indian community of the Capital District. Hindu Temple Society of the capital district was first established in 1976 at a small farmhouse as a place of congregation. They built a beautiful temple in 1993. Now, a brand-new Hindu Cultural Center is built next to the temple with modern kitchen and auditorium. It will be used for many cultural activities, such as yoga, dance, and language classes, lectures, music; dance programs, private and public parties. It is available not only for Indian community but also for general public.

Tri city India Association (Tricia) was founded four decades ago by a small number of Indian families in the area.Its main goal was socialization. Now, there are several hundred family members. It celebrates republic day, independence day, picnic, very popular spring festival and other talks and entertainment events every year.

  • Website

www.albanyhindutemple.org

www.triciany.org

  • Performance“Liquid Dance” performed to music from Slumdog Millionaire.  It is a fusion of two different classical styles –Kathak and Bharatnatyainwith some freestyle.  Kathak has some intricate footwork, controlling ankle bells.  Bharatnatyain has movements and postures.Choreographed by Dhanisha Nandigama and performed by Indian students.
  • Foods

Rice pilaf, veg curry, samosa, lassi, sweet, Indian tea.

  • Miss Festival Candidate

    Geetha Janga 

  • Arts and Crafts
    
    Colorful Clothing, Ornaments , and other Gift Items.

 

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  1. Monica says:

    Hello,

    I would like to see if I could be one of the vendors for Indian Booth. Please call me at 973-989-8997

  2. Ashima says:

    Can you please add http://www.albanydesi.com Indian Community website on this page. We have currently listed Festival of Nations in our Events section. Thanks!

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