Indo American Arts and Cultural Forum History of Accomplishments

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At Nritya Kala Kendra (NKK), we enrich and advance the cultural and artistic knowledge of the community. NKK endeavors to inform and educate societies about diverse cultures of India . We intend to serve as a medium of communication between the United States and the world by actively working towards promotion of sustaining and unifying culture, arts and history around the globe.

 

Our Mission:

  • To promote Performing Arts and Culture of India in the United States and Abroad, through classes, lectures seminars, publications and concerts.

  • To enrich and advance the Cultural and Artistic knowledge of the community.

  • To serve as a channel of communication between the United States and other countries in the field of Arts.

 

 

PERFORMANCES AND PUBLIC EVENTS


Asian Heritage Night
May 22nd, 2019
Performers, Odissi Dance by Bani Ray & Trinayan Dance Company
Edison Ballroom

 

International Children’s Day Festival
April 27th, 2019
Performers, Navrang Dance School & Arya International School
Ataturk School

 

Holi 2019
April 2019
Performers, Folk Dance, Sweta Goswami
Diversity Plaza Queens

 

72nd Annual Indian Independence Kathak Presentation
August 16th, 2018
Performers, Featuring Accomplished Kathak Dancers from India, Sponsored by ICCR
Hindu Temple Society of North America

 

International Children’s Day Festival
April 23rd 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Performers
Manhattan Bridges High School

 

International Day of Yoga
2015, 2016, 2017
Queens Museum

 

Taste of Asia at Times Square
June 26th 2014 & 2015
Consultants and Cultural Programming of Indian Classical Dances

 

Turkish Women’s League of America & Ataturk School   
April 26th, 2015
International Children’s Day
Consultants and Cultural Programming of Indian Classical Dances

 

Taste of Asia at Times Square
June 25th, 2014
Consultants and Cultural Programming of Indian Classical Dances

 

Turkish Women’s League of America & Ataturk School
April 26th, 2014
International Children’s Day
Consultants and Cultural Programming of Indian Classical Dances

 

Asian Heritage Month
May 2014
Queens Borough College
Consultants and Cultural Programming of Indian Classical Dances

 

The Year of India Festival                                                                    
August 2012-April 2013
Consultants, Cultural Programming, Workshops
CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY

 

Deepavali Celebrations                                                                                   
October 20th, 2011
Consultants, Cultural Programming
Sponsored by the Hon. Peter Koo, Councilman Dist. 20, Flushing, NY
Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY

 

Citation of Honor
October 20th, 2011
From the Hon. Peter Koo
In conjunction with the Deepavali Celebrations at Flushing Town Hall.

 

The Guria Benefit Program
October 17th, 2009
Performers
Columbia University, New York, NY

 

43rd Anniversary of Guyana Independence                                               
June 5th, 2009
Performers
City Hall, New York, NY


Guyana Day                                                                                                              
May 31st, 2009
Performers
York College, Jamaica, NY


Carifesta X                                                                                                      
August 22-31, 2008   
Performer
Georgetown, Guyana

 

Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration                                          
June 17th, 2008           
Performers
Brooklyn Supreme Court, Brooklyn, NY

 

Guyana Day                                                                                                            
May 18th, 2008
Performers
York College, Jamaica, NY


Rang Barse Spring Bash                                                                                       
May 16th, 2008
Performers
United Nations Building, New York, NY

 

Special Dinner with Frank Anthony, Guyanese Minister of Youth & Sport

August 18th, 2007

Performers
Mangoville Restaurant, Jamaica, NY

 

Guyana Dance! Workshop
June 28th, 2007
Georgetown, Guyana

 

Nritya Kala Kendra 4th Annual Showcase                                                 
June 22nd, 2007

Performers
World’s Fair Marina Restaurant, Flushing, NY

 

CNN Director Transfer Event                                                                  
June 21st, 2007

Performers
Da Tommaso Restaurant, New York, NY

 

41st Annual Celebration of Guyana’s Independence
May 26th, 2007

Performers
Golden Arrow Head Museum, New York, NY

 

Guyana Day                                                                                                            
May 20th, 2007       

Performers
York College, Jamaica, NY


Asian American Heritage Month                                                                        
April 11th, 2007

Performers
Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

 

Classical and Folk Music and Dance of India
November 5th, 2006
Queens Library, Central Auditorium, Jamaica, NY

Guyana Day                                                                                                            
May 13th, 2006       

Performers
York College, Jamaica, NY

 

NKK Inc. 3rd Annual Showcase
July 8th, 2006
Performers
Flushing Meadows Park, Flushing, NY

 

Student Showcase
June 11th, 2005

Performers
Queens Museum of Art

 

2005 Annual Gala Launching

May 19th, 2005

Performers

Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

 

Guyana Day                                                                                                            
May 15th, 2005      

Performers
York College, Jamaica, NY

 

Holi/Phagwah Celebration

March 23rd, 2005
Performers

CUNY York College, Jamaica, NY
 

Diwali Celebration
November 16th, 2004
Performers
Verizon Headquarters, New York, NY

 

Orphans International United Fundraiser
November 15th, 2004
Performers
Yale Club Grand Ballroom, New York, NY

 

Diwali Show at South Street Seaport
October 3rd, 2004
Performers
South Street Seaport, New York, NY

 

The 3rd Annual Rockaway Multicultural Family Festival
August 7th, 2004

Performers
O’Donohue Park, Rockaway, Queens, NY

 

NKK Student Showcase
June 25th, 2004

Queens Yoga Institute, Queens, NY

 

Guyana 38th Independence Celebration
May 22nd, 2004
Performers
JFK Holiday Inn, Jamaica

 

Culture Day
April 24th, 2004
Performers

Barnard College at Columbia University, New York, NY

 

Asian Heritage Month 2004
April 23rd, 2004

Performers
Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

 

Holi/Phagwah Celebrations

March 4th, 2004

Performers

CUNY York College, Jamaica, NY

 

Diwali Celebrations
November 2nd, 2003
Performers

 

The 2nd Annual Rockaway Multicultural Family Festival
August 9th, 2003

Performers
O’Donohue Park, Rockaway, Queens, NY

 

Guyana 37th Independence Celebration

May 16th, 2003

Performers
Council Chamber, City Hall, New York, NY

 

Colombia-India Day

May 10th, 2003

Performers

Flushing Meadows Park, Flushing, NY
 

International Working Women’s Day

March 30th, 2003

Performer

All Saints Episcopal Church, Richmond Hill, NY

 

Culture Day
March 29th, 2003
Performers

Barnard College at Columbia University, New York, NY
 

15th Annual Diwali Festival

October 6th, 2002

Performers
South Street Seaport, New York, NY

 

Scholarship Night at GOPIO

July 15th, 2002

Performers

The Kerala Center, Elmont, NY

 

Asian Heritage Celebration, DC-37

May 29th, 2002

Performers
DC-37 Headquarters, New York, NY

 

New York City Council Asian American Heritage Month

May 3rd, 2002

Performers

Council Chambers, City Hall, New York, NY

 

Asian American Heritage Month Celebrations
April 5th, 2002

Performers

Queensborough Community College

Premiere of “Monsoon Wedding”

February 20th, 2002

Performers

P&F Communications, New York, NY

 

Meeting God: A Concert of Indian Classical Dances
October 2001

Performers

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

 

Reception and Dinner with H.E. M.M. Jacob, Governor of Kerala State Meghalaya
July 13th, 2001

Performers

The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center, Elmont, NY

 

The Biggest Ever Talent Competition!

May 20th, 2001

Performers

Smokey Park, Richmond Hill, NY

 

Harmony Day

September 24th, 2000

Performers
Junction Boulevard, Queens, NY

Asian American Heritage Month Celebrations
March 31st, 2000

Performers

Queensborough Community College

 

Holi 2000

March 26th, 2000

Performers

Nassau Community College, Nassau, NY

 

Summer in the Square ‘98

July 29th, 1998
Performers

Union Square Park, New York, NY

 

Mashramani ‘98

February 22nd, 1998

Performers

Soca Paradis Nite Club, Queens, NY
 

Diwali Celebrations

November 1st, 1997

Performers

Queens Library Main Branch, Jamaica, NY

 

Diwali Celebrations

October 5th, 1997

Performers

South Street Seaport, New York, NY

 

Dussehra Celebrations

September 28th, 1997

Performers

Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway, NY

 

Cultural Presentations at Queens Library

June 14th, 1997

Performers

Queens Library, Bellerose, NY

 

27th Anniversary of Guyanese Independence

February 23rd, 1997

Performers

Calypso City Entertainment Hall, Richmond Hill, NY

 

Dussehra ‘96

September 28th, 1996

Performers

Nassau Beach Park, Queens, NY

 

An Evening of Classical Music and Dance

September 19th, 1995

Performers

Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, NY

 

Caribbean-American Information Day

June 10th, 1995

Performers

Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

 

Spring Festival/Community Service Day

June 18th, 1995

Performers

Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Jersey City, NJ

 

Dussehra ‘95

September 30th, 1995

Performers

Nassau Beach Park, Nassau, NY

 

Special Dinner and Reception

May 5th, 1995

Performers

Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

 

20 Years of Excellence in Dance

April 15th, 1995

Performers

Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, NY

 

Tropical Carnival

February 26th, 1995

Performers

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn. NY

 

Cultural Awareness Fair

December 7-9, 1994

Performers

Internal Revenue Service Brooklyn Office, Brookyln, NY

 

Second Community Affairs Conference

November 19th, 1994

Performers

America Sevashram Sangha, Jamaica, NY

 

Dussehra ‘94

October 9th, 1994

Performers

Long Beach, Nassau, NY

 

Gandhi Peace March

October 2nd, 1994

Performers

Federation of Hindu Mandirs, Jamaica, NY

 

Dinner and Reception for Hon. Sam Hinds

October 8th, 1994

Performers

JFK Holiday Inn, Queens, NY

 

A Rainbow Community Business Development Arts & Culture Exposition

October 1st, 1994

Performers

Winthrop St., Brooklyn, NY

 

United Nations Staff Union International Concert

September 16th, 1994

Performers

United Nations Building, New York, NY

 

Cultural Stand Presents India’s 48th Independence @ India Day Parade

August 21st, 1994

Performers

26th St and Madison Avenue, New York, NY

 

Annual Awards Ceremony Dinner and Dance

August 20th, 1994

Performers

JFK Holiday Inn, Queens, NY

 

28th Annual Celebration of Guyanese Independence

May 26th 1994

Performers

CUNY York College, Jamaica, NY

 

 

24th Anniversary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

February 1994

Performers

Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

 

Salute to Diversity: A Multicultural Celebration

December 4th, 1993

Performers

CUNY York College, Jamaica, NY

NKK Inc. provided its dance troupe to present a dance for the multicultural campus festival.

 

Community Link Magazine Launch

December 19th, 1993

Performers

Raj Palace, Queens, New York

 

Indo Empowerment for a Better Tomorrow

November 24th, 1993

Performers

Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

 

Dussehra ‘93

October 9th, 1993

Performers

Long Beach, Nassau, NY

 

Women as Leaders in Our Society

September 26th, 1993

Performers

Queens, NY

St. Gabriel’s Fashion & Dance Contest

September 24th, 1993

Performers

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, NY

 

An Evening of Classical Music and Dance

September 19th, 1993

Performers

Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, NY

 

Expo ’93 Trade and Culture

August 19th, 1993

Performers

Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

 

21st Independence of Jamaica

August 2nd, 1993

Performers

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

 

World Vision 2000 Global Youth Conference

August 6th and 8th, 1993

Performers

The Washington Hilton and Towers

 

Queens Festival 1993

June 19th and 20th, 1993

Performers

Queens, NY

 

City Center Studio Theatre Dance Expo

June 11th, 1993

Performers

City Center Studio Theatre, New York, NY

 

2nd Grand Outdoor Mela at Arya Spiritual Center

May 30th, 1993

Performers

Arya Spiritual Center, Ozone Park, NY

 

An Evening Of Hindustani Music and Dance

May 8th, 1993

Performers

Brown University, Providence, RI

 

Launch of TV Asia

April 2nd, 1993

Performers

Akbar Restaurant, Edison, NJ

 

CIA News Pre-Christmas Event

December 1992

Performers

New York, NY

 

1st Annual Grand Mela

September 13th, 1992

Performers

Arya Spiritual Grounds, Queens, NY

 

Memorial Day Weekend Ashram Retreat

May 24th, 1992

Performers

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, Catskill, NY

 

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & CLASSES

 

Free classes in Kathak Dance and Training                                                                             
January 2014-onwards
Hanuman Mandir, Floral Park, New York

 

Bhangra Dance and Celebration

March-May 2012

PS 163Q, Flushing, New York

 

JUNTOS, The Choir at PS 163Q

January 2011-June 2015
PS 163Q, Flushing, New York

Communications Workshop
July 5th, 2010
Georgetown, Guyana

 

Children’s Day
November 14th, 2010

Performers/Organizers
LaGuardia Crowne Plaza, New York, New York

 

Children’s Day
November 13th, 2009

Performers/Organizers
Indian Embassy, New York, New York

 

Children’s Day
November 14th, 2008
Indian Embassy, New York, New York

 

Passport Fridays: Kids Dance Queens

Queens Museum of Art
July 22nd, 2005

 

Children’s Day

November 14th, 2004

Performers/Organizers
Indian Embassy, New York, NY

 

Children’s Day

November 14th, 2003
Performers/Organizers
Indian Embassy, New York, NY

 

Indian Art and Culture Workshops

May 3-18th, 2003

Instructors

Cross Island Y, Bellerose, NY

 

Parents as Art Partners Workshop

April 1st, 2003

Instructors

PS 169Q, Bay Terrace, NY

 

Meet the Artist Series: Indian Dance in Western Society

February 8th, 2003

Organizers/Performers/Hosts
Tandoor Restaurant, Rego Park, NY

 

Children’s Day

November 14th, 2002

Indian Embassy, New York, NY

Performers/Organizers

 

Fusion 2001

May 25th, 2001

Performers

Evander Childs High School, New York, NY

 

The Mini-Lecture Series: Jharna Mukherjee
Frebruary 3rd, 2001

Host

Kabir, Inc., Ozone Park, NY

 

Demonstration/Workshop of Classical Dance and Music

December 2nd, 1992

Performers

Ashamu Dance Studio, New York, NY

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