Free in NYC? Yes, Please

It’s Tuesday. The 4th of July is coming upon us. Here are some fun things to do for FREE!

Check out NYCGO. They have my favorite list: Capture

Museums that are “either always free, free on specific days of the week or free for select hours”. 

CaptureNYC.gov offers the best of what’s happening. This week’s latest episode includes movies at Bryant Park, Karaoke on the Coney Island Boardwalk. and Dancing Under the Stars (which I spied from my window).

This one is super fun and I hope to get to a show this summer. I mean, THE WHO, played the Forest Hill Stadium a month ago.Check out DNA.infoCapture

I live near Forest Park and there is always something a-happening. Zumba, free concerts, CaptureMAGIC!

Shubh Diwali! শুভ দীপাবলীর প্রীতি ও শুভেচ্ছা

I love Diwali though I forgot it was today.  It’s like forgetting Christmas or my birthday which has happened in the past. Simply, Diwali is the Festival of Lights. It is significant to Hindus as it symbolizes the return of Rama after 14 years of exile; Mother Lakshmi‘s birth; and Krishna killing a demon thereby rescuing those who were being tormented.  The diyas light the path for a safe return home as well as welcoming prosperity and good fortune.

I grew up as a Catholic and attended many pujas and ramayans. Growing up with dual religions was confusing, However, I was able to see how the two are related. Light through darkness and good over evil always prevail.  Love your neighbor as you love yourself  or karma. And As a matter of fact, during my last trip to Trinidad, we visited Waterloo, a Hindu temple, in the sea. We sat in on a puja that was taking place.  The Hindu religion is so dense and so fascinating. I am still learning. There are so many books to read, stories to hear, and a visit to India to be made.almost happened in the past.

Happy Diwali! Especially to my dad and my family in Trinidad. I am sure that the island is bright!