Diwali 2017: New York celebrates Diwali with Terence Lewis and others

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Source: indianexpress.com

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New York welcomed Diwali this year with music, dance and a lot of fanfare that included jiving with performers such as Terence Lewis, Sahana Madabhushi, Deeya Patel and Harshita Shet. Apart from the musical revelry, the event had Indian food and clothing on offer amd display as the crowds celebrated. In what seemed like a grand and colourful affair, there were Indians from all walks of life getting into the festive mood, tapping their feet alongside the dancers to popular Bollywood numbers. The Times Square celebrations also included dancers from the Shiamak Davar Dance Academy on Saturday, October 7. Click through to check out other photos from the gala event. (Source: AP)

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Dancer Terence Lewis, who performed during the Diwali festival at Times Square, started the event with the traditional diya lighting ceremony. (Source: AP)

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Singer Raman Mahadevan entertains the crowd during the Diwali festival. (Source: AP)

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Dancers perform to the tunes of Bollywood during the Diwali at Times Square. (Source: AP)

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(from left) Dancers Sahana Madabhushi, Deeya Patel, and Harshita Shet, watch the performances during the Diwali festival in New York. (Source: AP)

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ASB Communications CEO Neeta Bhasin (L), dancer Terence Lewis and US Representative Carolyn Maloney pose during the Diwali festival at a Times Square celebration. (Source: AP)

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Mehul Patel, known as Mr Paanwala, assembles a paan made of nuts and pastels folded onto a betel leaf at a Times Square celebration on October 7. (Source: AP)

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A traditional Rajasthani dance group enchants the audience during the Diwali festival at a Times Square celebration. (Source: AP)

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The Diwali fair in New York saw an exhibition of Indian clothing and a feast of Indian food.(Source: AP)

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Spectators look on during the Diwali festival at a Times Square celebration on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in New York. (Source: AP)

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