The Second Annual Festival of Colors: Holi Spring Equinox Celebration

at Science Museum of Long Island | Sat Mar 24


Science Museum of Long Island

1526 North Plandome Road
Plandome, NY 11030
Tel: 631-241-5952
Contact Name: Laura Stulbaum
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Date & Time

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sat, Mar 24, 2018
Cost:    20

Holi, also known as the Hindu Festival of Colors, celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. This Indian festival, celebrated every year, not just in India, but throughout the world is often known as The Festival of Colors. The colored powders used in Holi, represent happiness, love, and the freedom to live vibrantly. The March equinox marks the beginning of spring and is the time when we welcome the return of light and call in the vibrancy and the possibly of the new season. Join us for Full STEAMM Ahead's latest magical adventure.

Activities include:

  • Firefly Forest: A whimsical guided mindful walk through Firefly Forest, where trails are aglow with portals to new worlds filled with gnomes, fairies and inspiration. 
  • The Psychedelic Smoking Dragon: Learn how to produce your own multicolored smoking dragon, while exploring valuable scientific concepts such solubility, sublimation and the difference between solids, liquids and gases. 
  • Wild Silk Affirmation Painting: Panels of flowing wild silk supported by the trees serve as a canvas for a magical communal masterpiece of art using natural dyes. This mesmerizing work of art will be transformed into a wearable piece of art led by Bank Street educator and owner of The Wild Child Organic Artist, Antonia Fthenakis.
  • Symphony of Colors Lotus Tent: Cathy Riva Bloomgarden, mindfulness coach, will take us on a journey through our inner and outer environment as we transition from winter to this exciting new season. Families will learn how to invite calm through mindful movement, meditation, aromatherapy in an exploration into the colors and feelings of spring.
  • The Enchanted World of Qi Gong: Meet Ariel, the Wind Fairy, who will teach us how to open up the portal to our imagination, welcome change and to connect with the wind, water, sun and the power of the renewal force within us.  Adina Dabija, Acupuncturist, Dipl. Oriental Medicine at will align us to the magnificent experience of being alive in this magical universe. 
  • Chalkboard Stones Workshop: Port Washington Rocks:New York will teach us how to produce our very own “Chalkboard Stones".
  • The "Rainbow of Colors" campfire. Gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows while learning how to produce an array of colorful flames through the use of chemistry. 
  • Spring Equinox Drum Circle
  • Festival of Colors Ceremony: Enjoy the beautiful view overlooking Manhasset Bay as you are gently sprinkled in a cascade of colorful powders- welcoming the Holi Spring Equinox. (Make sure to wear white for this part, be willing to offer your clothing as wearable white canvas, this party gets colorful! Children and Adults are encouraged to wear big white t-shirts covering their clothing). 
  • ReWild Port Washington Monarch Butterfly Alliance: Join David Jakim, President of the Port Washington Monarch Alliance, whose mission is to turn Port Washington into a Butterfly Garden. He'll share with us his wealth of knowledge about monarch butterflies needs, their life cycle and details about the upcoming Monarch Fall Migration.  For more information visit
  • Live music provided by the incredibly talented acoustic rock guitarist, Ben Myers https://www.bennymyers.comVisit Ben on his Facebook page at