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ISW: Aaja Nachale (Come Dance) Festival

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Aaja Nachle! (Let's Dance to Bollywood Beats!) on June 4, 2023

Experience a spectacular showcase of Indian culture, dance, and music at New England Garden at Tower Hill

India Society of Worcester (ISW) is thrilled to announce its collaboration with New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill on an exciting summer event celebrating the vibrant cultural heritage of India. This unique event will be set against the backdrop of the beautiful botanic garden in Boylston, MA, on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Included with general admission tickets, attendees can enjoy captivating performances and an array of Indian dance and music styles, including Bollywood, Naatu Naatu, Bhangra, and Dhol-Tasha. The dances will also provide opportunities to learn new dance steps and inspire your feet to move. All ages and abilities are welcome to this event. Bring a blanket/chair and a hand umbrella to ensure comfort as you enjoy the day. In addition to the dances, the event will feature traditional rangoli patterns and offer a range of activities including kite making, an introductory presentation on Vastu Gardening and a mini-bazaar with sarees, gift items, and jewelry from India. There will be authentic mouth-watering Indian dishes, like chicken tikka masala, samosa, and other street food available for purchase onsite at Farmer and the Fork café.

Tickets are on sale at nebg.org with discounts for ISW and New England Botanic Garden members. ISW members can get a promotional code at iswonline.org.

About New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

New England Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, Massachusetts. A regional destination, we are operated on 171 acres by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, one of the oldest of its kind in the country, and are open to the public for garden viewing, trail walking, activities, private events, classes, weddings, exhibitions, and more. We are an AAM-accredited museum that includes an irreplaceable collection of plants. We hope to engage you in a life-long passion for growing plants for their ornamental, economic, and ecological value. Learn all about New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill including its history, mission, and its staff, please visit www.nebg.org.


About the Indian Society of Worcester

The India Society of Worcester, affectionately known as the ISW, is one of New England's most vibrant Indian associations. It is primarily a cultural, social, educational, and charitable organization. Since its establishment in 1963, the ISW has become a conduit of Indian culture for young Indians born in the U.S.A., as well as the local communities in the region.  It is an outlet where the young and the old can showcase their cultural talents. The multidimensional nature of the ISW has drawn local city and state authorities, as well as businesses to the society. Today, the ISW is one of the most renowned organizations representing the Indian Community. For more information send email to president@iswonline.org


“We are excited to partner with New England Botanic Garden to celebrate our culture, this year through colorful dances. We look forward to continuing our partnership begun in 2021.” said Shiamin Melville, IChair, ISW University, and member of the NEBG Board of Trustees.

We are thrilled to welcome the community and come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of India. There’s such wonderful potential to grow, partner, and connect more with the Indian community,” said Grace Elton, CEO of New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill.

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