Asian Indian Kite Making Program Planned

PISCATAWAY – Kite Making is an ancient and legendary folk practice that is observed throughout India. Why not try your hand at making your own kite?

The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey will be hosting a workshop on the Asian Indian art of Kite Making at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9.

This program will take place at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.

Master Artist Shanti Jain will introduce Asian Indian kite making traditions as well as kite flying techniques. Participants will be provided with the materials to create their own kite.

The program is for persons ages 14 and older. There is a nonrefundable fee of $5 for materials.

“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for offering such a diverse array of programming.” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the county’s Business Development and Education Committee. “It really strengthens our cultural offerings.”

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano said: “Middlesex County is very proud of our unique and diverse communities. By celebrating this diversity we enrich our own lives and those of future generations.”

For information and to register for this program, call the Commission promptly as there is limited seating, 1-732-745-4489. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 1-732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. The East Jersey Olde Towne Village is a fully accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the program. Wheelchairs are also available for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.

This program is funded by the Middlesex County board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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