India Week at Lincoln Center NYC from July 10-14

Celebrating Indian music, dance, art & cuisine
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India Week at Lincoln Centre NYC from July 10-14
India Week at Lincoln Center NYC from July 10-14

From comedy nights to dance performances and film screenings, the events are designed with something for everyone

Lincoln Center, New York City's hub for global artistic and cultural performances, will host the 'India Week' from July 10-14 with a week-long extravaganza of events showcasing India’s music, dance, art and cuisine.
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Lincoln Center in New York is poised to host a vibrant celebration of Indian culture at with ‘Summer for the City!’ event. 

According to a press statement by New York City Tourism + Conventions, visitors can experience a diverse array of free events or with a choose-what-you-pay option this week. 

From comedy nights to dance performances and film screenings, the events are designed with something for everyone

Comedy Underground | India Week

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

July 10 at 20:00  

Comedy performing arts nonprofit NYLaughs produces a free stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming NYC comedians. A variety of blues, hip-hop, folk and comedy acts take the stage at this classic venue.

Avimukta: Where the Seeker Meets the Sacred

By Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy for Ragamala Dance Company

Damrosch Park

July 10 at 20:00 

Celebrating the beauty and vibrancy of Indian culture, India Week kicks off with Ragamala Dance Company’s Avimukta: Where the Seeker Meets the Sacred! In the work, seven dancers undertake rituals of sacred contemplation that become an ecstatic prayer celebrating the inevitable dissolution of life.

Silent Disco | India Week


The Dance Floor

July 10 at 21:00

As part of India Week, superstar DJ Rajuju Brown takes you on a sonic journey under the stars! Rajuju gained recognition from his music duo Grumby and his staple DJ residencies across NYC. In 2017, Rajuju was selected by NBC as one of the top emerging artists in the Asian American community. 

Social Dance | India Week

Garba360 Featuring Ujjval Vyas Musicals

The Dance Floor

July 11 at 18:30 

Celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of Indian culture and folk dance traditions. All are welcome to learn the dances or simply enjoy the live music!

Sonny Singh | India Week

David Rubenstein Atrium

July 11 at 19:30

Simultaneously spiritual and rebellious, Singh’s music reminds us that hope, love, and devotion are crucial to our struggles and collective survival.


Rose Theater

July 11 at 19:30

Samsara draws from the heart of Buddhist philosophy to trace the steps we take, both forward and backward, in search of our higher selves.

The Outdoor Film Series | India Week


Damrosch Park

In collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

July 11 at 20:30 

This Oscar-winning 1920-set action movie charts an imaginary friendship between real-life anti-colonial revolutionaries in a comedic melodrama.

A Celebration of Literature From the Indian Diaspora

The Garden at Damrosch Park

July 12 at 18:00

Distinguished NYC-based writers, creators and curators will join to discuss their work and experiences.

Parampara and SAZ ft. Sumitra Das Goswami

In collaboration with Jodhpur RIFF Festival

Damrosch Park

July 12 at 19:30

Rajasthani folk group SAZ featuring Sumitra Das Goswami present Rang-e-Thar and celebrated Carnatic music family the Vinayakrams present Parampara.

Silent Disco | India Week

Ashu Rai

The Dance Floor

July 12 at 21:00

Experience the vibes of DJ Ashu Rai of long-running South Asian LGBTQIA+ dance party Desilicious as a nonstop outdoor silent disco at Lincoln Center.

The Art of Wellbeing | India Week

Minila Shah

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

In collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian

July 13 at 10:00

Visitors can join dancer and yogi Minila Shah and musicians Jay Gandhi and Ehren Hanson for mindfulness practices, breathwork, and gentle stretches.

Kids, Teens, and Families | India Week

Kiran Ahluwalia

July 13 at 12:00

LeFrak Lobby, David Geffen Hall

Kiran Ahluwalia and her band share their mixture of Indian music, West African blues, and jazz at this family-friendly concert as part of India Week.

Comedy Night

Aasif Mandvi, Hari Kondabolu, Asif Ali, Aparna Nancherla, and Kiran Deol

Damrosch Park

July 13 at 19:30 

Get ready for a night of humour all brought to you by a powerhouse lineup of comedians whose Indian heritage infuses into their comedic brilliance.

Silent Disco | India Week

DJ Rekha

The Dance Floor

July 13 at 21:00

The iconic DJ Rekha of “Basement Bhangra” fame transmits their groovy sounds to your ear at Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco this July!

SAZ Sunrise Concert

In collaboration with Jodhpur RIFF Festival

Hearst Plaza

July 14 at 05:00

Welcome the day with music by Rajasthani folk group SAZ! The masterful artists of this celebrated group start your morning in an unforgettable way.

Rheology: In Concert

Hearst Plaza

In collaboration with The Bushwick Starr, Here Arts Centre, and Ma-Yi Theatre Company

July 14 at 17:00

Writer/director Misha Chowdhury and his mother, physicist Bulbul Chakraborty, collaborate on a concert featuring Bangla music and the science of sand.

Jazz Underground | India Week

Priya Darshini

Lincoln Center Presents

In collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Underground at Jaffe Drive

July 14 at 18:00 

The Grammy-nominated singer joins forces with her all-star band, blending Indian classical, electronica, ambient and jazz into a captivating experience.

Silent Disco | India Week

Roshni Samlal (aka DJ Raat Ki Rani)

The Dance Floor

July 14 at 18:00

Roshni Samlal, an Indo-Caribbean beatmaker is set to host live Asian Underground music, global club, soca and chutney.

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