India Society of Worcester Presents Aaja Nachale (Come Dance) Festival on June 4

Grace Elton (Photo: KinkedIn)
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WORCESTER, MA–India Society of Worcester (ISW) and New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill are collaborating with a summer festival of music, dance, and more.

All held outdoors in beautiful gardens in Boylston, MA, on June 4, 2023.

Enjoy beautiful, dynamic performances of different dance and music styles such as Bollywood, Naatu Naatu, Bhangra, and Dhol-Tasha. Opportunities to learn the basic steps may even have you joining in. All ages and abilities welcome.

Bring a blanket or small chair, and a hand umbrella. It will be held on June 4, from 11 to 3 pm on Saturday. In addition to the dances, ISW will have traditional rangoli patterns and activities includ kite making, an introductory presentation on Vastu Gardening  and a mini-bazaar with sarees, gift items and jewelry from India.

Authentic Indian dishes, like chicken tikka masala, samosa and other street food will be available for purchase at NEBG’s Farmer and the Fork cafe.

Tickets are on sale at with discounts for ISW and Tower Hill Botanic Garden members. ISW members can get a promotional code at

New England Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, Massachusetts. Operated on 171 acres by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, it is one of the oldest of its kind in the country, and is open to the public for garden viewing, trail walking, activities, private events, classes, weddings, exhibitions, and more. This AAM-accredited museum includes an irreplaceable collection of plants. At New England Botanic Garden, you will be engaged in our life-long passion for growing plants for their ornamental, economic, and ecological value.The India Society of Worcester, known as the ISW, is one of New England’s most vibrant Indian associations. It is primarily a cultural, social, educational, and charitable organization. Since its establishment in 1963, the ISW has become a conduit of Indian culture for young Indians born in the U.S.A., as well as the local communities in the region.  It is an outlet where the young and the old can showcase their cultural talents. The multidimensional nature of the ISW has drawn local city and state authorities, as well as businesses to the society. Today, the ISW is one of the most renowned organizations representing the Indian Community. For more information send email to“We are excited to partner with New England Botanic Garden to celebrate our culture, this year though colorful dances,” said Shiamin Melville, ISW member, and member of the NEBG Board of Trustees. We look forward to continuing our partnership begun in 2021.“There’s a lot of potential to grow more and connect more with the community,” said Grace Elton, CEO of New England Botanic Garden, since 2017.


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