Brightening Lives for 25 Years!
More than 400 of the TriState area's
creme-de-la-creme philanthropists, socialites, and
celebrities are expected to rub shoulders at the Desai
Foundation's annual Festival of Lights fundraiser, Diwali
on the Hudson, at HK Hall (605 W 48th St.,
between West End Avenue and West Side Highway) on Wednesday,
Oct. 12, 2022, from 7 to 11:30 p.m.
Pop artist Rhea
Raj will light up the stage this year, along with other
celebrity guests from media, film, and entertainment. Check
out Rhea's latest release "Outside,"
which is making waves on international pop charts and all
over social media.
The event will celebrate Diwali, the Indian
New Year, which signifies luck and the triumph of good over
evil, through dancing, dining, and partying for a purpose.
"The global pandemic has given us a renewed appreciation for
friends, family, and colleagues," said President Megha
Desai, "as well as the knowledge that the work of
The Desai Foundation is more important now than ever
before." This year, the non-profit was invited to
participate in the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative, a
community of doers who are taking action on the world’s most
The charity gala will feature an open bar, rocking
entertainment, big NYC personalities, and delicious food
from Desi Galli. All funds raised will go directly to
long-term COVID relief efforts in rural India. Tickets range
from $201 to $295 and can be purchased HERE.
For more information about the organization and its mission,
please visit www.thedesaifoundation.org.