FTV Community News, Boston: IAGB (India Association of Greater Boston) has been organizing the India Day event for the last several decades to commemorate the celebration of India’s Independence Day. Traditionally, the focus of this event has been a presentation of cultural performances.
However, IAGB is feverishly working to reimagine the India Day Festival! The day-long event will be held at the Boston City Hall Plaza. This sprawling venue offers a built-in stage and an open area that enables a variety of activities and attractions, including easy access to public transportation and Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail along with multiple parking options.
The day will be broken up into three main segments. The first segment will launch the first-ever IAGB’s Got Talent event. Solo and group entries will be accepted and selection for performance will be based on combination of online public voting and IAGB team evaluation. The second segment will be the traditional cultural performances segment. The third segment will be free-form field games that we all grew up enjoying, such as lemon-spoon, three-legged races, balloon throw for participants of all ages. Participation in IAGB’s Got Talent and Cultural Performances is free for all IAGB members and field games are free for all attendees.
Surrounding the activity will be the vibrant exhibition booths from various corners of our community. Commensurate with the venue, we have designed competitive options for our local advertisers and exhibitors, in cluding early bird options till June 30th.
Also different at this India Day Festival is the Indian food mela. The venue offers opportunities to all restaurants and licensed food vendors to sell their unique and sumptuous Indian delicacies.
India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) is the oldest and one of the leading Indian-American organizations in New England. It serves the Indian-American communities in the Greater Boston area – Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. IAGB strives to foster a strong Indian-American social, cultural and community presence in New England.