Park turns into community hub

Apr 11, 2014, 08:17 IST | Ruchika Kher

In a bid to create awareness about Mumbai's open spaces, the Indian Heritage Society is back with its Art in the Park initiative on April 13, this time in Dadar

Mumbai is dotted with several parks and open spaces that can serve as mediums of community building and as platforms for cultural activities. Taking this thought forward, the Indian Heritage Society (IHC) initiated an event, Art in the Park, in October 2013 at The Priyadarshini Park, Nepean Sea Road. The event saw over 3,000 people come together and enjoy the activities. To give more strength to this idea, IHC is back with their second installment of the event on April 13.

Attendees can participate in art workshops

This time around, the event will be held in Dadar. “We started this to introduce an awareness of our rich culture, and to use open spaces as community hubs in the city. Our first effort was well appreciated and brought over 3,000 children and adults, regardless of their economic status or religion, to participate together,” informs Anita Garware, Chairperson, IHC, anticipating equal enthusiasm from citizens in and around Shivaji Park, Prabhadevi, Dadar, Matunga and central Mumbai.

Folk musicians are set to regale visitors

What’s on show?
The one-day programme will offer cultural performances and art workshops. Visually impaired children from Kamala Mehta School for the Blind will showcase their skills by performing rope Mallakhamb. You can also cheer for hearing and speech impaired children from Rochiram T Thadani High School For Hearing Handicapped who will mime on the national anthem and perform a dance fusion. The event will also witness traditional performances showcasing Tutari musicians, Lezim dancers and Dand-patta performers Art workshops will run parallel to the cultural programmes and an open art exhibit area will also be set up at the venue to encourage and promote upcoming artists from the vicinity.

Visually impaired kids will perform rope Mallakhamb at the event

Music lovers can look forward to a musical orchestra of Marathi and Hindi songs from the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre.

Cultural performances will be part of the event

On: April 13, 4 pm to 9 pm
At: Veer Ratna Baji Prabhu Udyan (Narali Baug), near Shivaji Park, Dadar (W).
Call: 9920622480

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