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March Free First Thursday: Bollywood Nights

5:00 pm
9:00 pm
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Join us for an unforgettable evening of cultural celebration at our Free First Thursday event, presented by TD Bank, Bollywood Nights! In collaboration with AAPI Montclair, we will spend the night celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Indian cinema, music, and dance. This enchanting evening pays homage to the golden era of Bollywood films, particularly focusing on the cinematic gems of the eighties and nineties.

Event Highlights:

5–6 p.m. | Kids Workshops at Geyer Studio

Let your little ones express their creativity at our Kids Workshops hosted at Geyer Studio.

6 p.m. | Docent-Guided Tour: Discover Century: 100 Years of Black Art at MAM

(Meet at Cornerstone Café) Embark on an insightful journey with our knowledgeable docents as they lead you through the highlights of our latest exhibition. Delve into the rich tapestry of artistic expression spanning a century, and gain a deeper understanding of the profound stories and diverse perspectives woven into the fabric of this extraordinary collection. Join us for an engaging exploration of the exhibition's significance and the profound impact of black art throughout the years.

6:30–7:30 p.m. | Dance Extravaganza and Sari Tying Competition by Kulture Kool (Montclair) and BollyX 

Step into the enchantment of cultural dance as members from the community, Kulture Kool and BollyX graces the stage with captivating performances and an interactive Sari Tying Competition in the exquisite Leir Hall. Allow the rhythms and movements to transport you to a world of vibrant energy and artistic expression. Join us for an hour of dance, laughter, and friendly competition, celebrating the spirit of Bollywood in a truly engaging experience.

7:30–7:50 p.m. | Bollywood Melodies with Singer Sudip Mukherjee

Experience the magic of Bollywood as the talented Singer Sudip takes center stage to serenade you with a soulful rendition of your favorite Hindi songs. Don't miss this captivating performance that promises to add a melodious touch to your evening.

8–8:20 p.m. | Comedy Night in Leir Hall

Laugh the night away with a hilarious comedy show that will leave you in stitches with comedian Ramki. It's the perfect way to unwind and enjoy some lighthearted entertainment.

Full-Time Attractions | 5–9 p.m.

  • Food Trucks & Bar: Indulge in a culinary journey with our food trucks offering dosas, pizza, and special Bollywood drinks in Leir Hall. Sip, savor, and enjoy the flavors of the evening.
  • Mehndi (Henna) Applying Table: Channel your inner artist or get a beautiful Mehndi design applied by our skilled artists. The night's Mehndi tables are presented by TD Bank.
  • DJ Entertainment: The beats will keep on coming with our DJ spinning tracks throughout the event. Whether you're in the mood to dance or simply enjoy the music, our DJ has you covered.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate culture, community, and creativity. Bring your family and friends for an evening that promises to be filled with joy, laughter, and a sense of togetherness. See you at Free First Thursday on March 7, 2024!

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Thank you to our March Free First Thursday community partner AAPI Montclair.

TD Bank: America's Most Convenient Bank

Free First Thursdays at MAM are a once-a-month party at the Museum made possible by the generous support of TD Bank! Enjoy free general admission, activities, food trucks, a cash bar, and so much more!


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