Stylish celebration of Diwali in New York!

Diwali is a tradition passed through generations all across the globe including New York City.

Desai Foundation

Diwali, The Festival of the lights is celebrated every year by the Hindu community all over the world. It is one of the most cheerful, colorful and enthusiastic celebrations spreading happiness and positivity, embracing the good over the evil. The Stylehopping team had the opportunity to experience this traditional event hosted by Megha Desai, Director of The Desai Foundation.

Over 300 guest attended the 3rd Annual Diwali on the Hudson to support The Desai Foundation which mission is to help the community by promoting better health and education, implementing educational programs to promote Indian culture and heritage in the United States.

All the attendees enjoyed the exotic mix of western, Bhangra and Bollywood Tracks by DJ Rekha, a full open bar, delicious Indian food and desserts courtesy of Desi Galli, The Kulfi Co., and Rajbhog Foods, Inc.

Desi Galli, indian food

Diwali on the Hudson

The event was held at Sunset Terrace, Chelsea Piers where a very stylish crowd made this event very enjoyable, all wearing very elegant and fashionable outfits to the event. Nyla Rodgers, (MAMA HOPE), DJ Logic, Kirk Douglas (The Roots), Falu Shah (Singer), Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), Anu Duggal (Female Founders Fund), Madhuri Parson (Designer), entrepreneurs Kavitha Shukla, Gary Sharma (GarysGuide) and Elisa Miller (Out of Women 2.0) were among the attendees.

Nyla Rodgers (MAMA HOPE Founder), Megha Desai (Desai Foundation Director)
Nyla Rodgers, Megha Desai wearing Payal Singhal
Kirk Douglas, DJ Logic, Falu Shah (Left to right)
Kirk Douglas, DJ Logic, Falu Shah (Left to right)
Teresa Bigelow, Nihal Mehta and Anu Duggal (Right to Left)
Teresa Bigelow (Dilip Mehra Saree), Nihal Mehta and Anu Duggal (Sabyasachi Dress). Right to Left
Designer Zameer Kassam
Designer Zameer Kassam and companion. Right to left.
Sonali Patel and companions
Sonali Patel (center) and companion (left) dressed by Anjali Dulhanj Atirmav
The Desai Family-Founders of The Desai Foundation
The Desai Family
Angelica Guillen and Carol Dubon
Stylehopping Team: Angelica Guillen (Asos Dress) and Carol Dubon (ECI-New York Dress). Left to right.

For next year Diwali celebration and to learn more about the work of The Desai Foundation please visit their website at

Photo Credit: J’adore Andy Photography and Carol Dubon

Angelica Guillen in a green dress

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