Thirteenth Annual Holi Hungama!!
Come celebrate the Festival of Holi with gulal (colored powder), food, drinks, music and lots of fun at this family friendly event!
Like every year, we’ll be out at Quincy Park in Arlington in the picnic area. Wear your finest whites and get ready to have some fun! Feel free to bring friends — the more the merrier. This is a kid-friendly event so bring them too!
We just ask that you bring some gulal (colored powder), so we have enough to play for a while, and either something to eat or drink (non-alcoholic, per park rules). You can get gulal at desi grocery stores in your area.
We appreciate all of the help people offer in making this event great. Here are the things that we hope you can help with:
~Set up before (moving benches, creating sound system, tablecloths)
~Keeping the trees & grills clean during the event. (Also keeping the trash & recycling managed.)
~Clean & pack up after the event!
There is ample street parking and in the park’s parking lot. Quincy Park is a few blocks from the Virginia Square Metro stop on the Orange Line.
For more details on Holi, see http://en.wikipedia.org/
For more details on the park see http://
Every year we try to do something good for the world at large through this event. Please bring any nonperishable food, or any gently used clean clothes for donation, and we’ll collect everything and donate it.
As always, here are a few things to keep in mind:
• Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting color on.
• You may want to bring the following: a towel and/or dry change of clothes for after the event; outdoor games; plastic bags; food/drinks (things that are acceptable at public places); picnic blanket/lawn chairs to sit on; and your cameras (in a plastic bag or bring a disposable one)!
• If you have them, wear contacts instead of glasses.
• Water balloons, water guns!
A tip to getting the color off your skin quickly: rub baby oil or Vaseline on your skin before playing with the colors. The ladies can wear nail polish to prevent the color from setting in the nails.
Hope all of you can make it!
Mona, Nalini and NetSAP