09. August 2020 - 12:00 till 16:00
537 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310-1661, United States, Jersey City
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1st Rakhi Festival Outdoors in Jersey City with Surati | Sunday, 09. August 2020

Celebrate the 1st Rakhi in Jersey City with Surati

Sunday, Aug 9

12 pm - 4 pm

Outside Raaz and Cosi restaurants (Newport area)

535 & 537 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

Yoga, dance and rakhi making workshops | Food and drink specials by Raaz and Cosi | Story of Rakhi | Buy and tie Rakhi


$12 online, $15 at the door per person

$20 online, $25 at the door per family

$10 students/seniors

Children 5 years and under are free.

Story behind and history of Rakhi by Surati Founder-Artistic Director Rimli Roy

Yoga workshop by Luis Lujan

Bollywood dance workshop by Ashwin Kumar

Make your own Rakhi - by Tanvi Malushte

Brunch specials by Cosi and Raaz (not included in ticket price)

Limited space

Participants must wear **** coverings to enter and maintain social distancing.

Additional masks and sanitizers will be provided.

Full schedule coming online soon.

Surati Rakhi is made possible by

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism

Jersey City Cultural Affairs


Partners: Raaz and Cosi restaurants, Buyrite liquors, Curry On restaurant

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan originated in India as a festival that celebrated the bond between a brother and a sister by wishing for each other's well being. However, over the years the festival has been embraced by many as a mark of brotherhood, goodwill, trust and reliability.

Surati is excited to bring to the people of Jersey City and beyond the 1st official Rakhi celebration

Tying a Rakhi (an artistic amulet) signifies brotherhood, acceptance, protection against harm and mutual respect. Keeping in mind the state of current affairs, Surati extends the meaning of Rakhi to embrace people from all over the world and encourage cross-cultural exchange and dialogue. In these difficult times, we understand the need to stand for peace, equality, brotherhood, goodwill, forgiveness and unity in diversity. Through this Rakhi festival and movement, we hope to spread the message of love and peace by inviting members of the community to celebrate this joyous occasion with us.

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