The days leading up to Diwali saw a string of galas and events being hosted in New York City. Not-for-profit groups used the period of celebrating the festival of lights to showcase their work.
IHC for Her, the sister arm of the India Heritage Center, hosted their first annual Diwali Gala in NYC on Saturday, October 1, 2022 on the 69th floor of the World Trade Center.
Kanika Chadda Gupta and Vasudha Viswanath of the professional women’s group HeyMama organized a Diwali brunch on October 9 at Baar Baar.
The Desai Foundation held Diwali on the Hudson, its ninth annual fundraising event, in New York City on October 12. Attendees included the who’s who of New York’s South Asians.