Join New York’s South Street Seaport neighborhood Holi celebration and enjoy free General Admission to the South Street Seaport Museum on March 23, from 11am to 5pm!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Holi at the South Street Seaport community celebration! Enjoy free General Admission to the Seaport Museum to explore the introduction galleries at 12 Fulton Street and the historic ships at Pier 16 throughout the day.

Holi originated on the Indian Subcontinent as a vibrant festival of colors, symbolizing the onset of Spring. Today, this joyous celebration has transcended borders and is embraced worldwide as a spirited way to welcome the season, promote inclusivity, and revel in playful and colorful festivities.

The festivities commence at 11am aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree, where you’ll discover the culinary delights of Holi and savor a tasty treat. The celebration continues on Seaport Square, featuring the Colors of Krishna’s Love puppet show, which shares the history of Holi; interactive dance workshops and performances; and the iconic throwing of colorful pigments––the quintessential part of Holi.

After the colorful revelry, head to Pier 16 and participate in the creation of a collaborative mural inspired by the balloon fights that characterize Holi celebrations across India.

These activities, presented in collaboration with The Culture Tree and the Seaport, promise a day filled with cultural richness, interactive experiences, and the shared spirit of Holi. Explore below for details on special all-ages activities happening at the Seaport Museum.