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Celebrating spring, fighting cancer with traditional Indian festival of color
May 16, 2019 at 9:52 a.m.
A cloud of yellow dust surrounds Ridge Street Elementary School third-grader Alexander Klein (right) as he chases his little brother Elliott, a kindergartener, in circles around Crawford Park on Saturday, May 4. The Valley Terrace residents play at the second annual Colorblast event to celebrate Holi, an Indian spring-welcoming festival with a dual purpose to raise thousands of dollars for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Ridge Street Elementary School third-grader Danielle Elkowitz and her mother Robin take a break from running around to grin for the camera with vibrant shades plastered on their faces.
A handful of girls join hands to learn basic Bollywood dance moves from Glenda Bosanko, an event performer with Move 2 Empower. The New York City non-profit inspires women and children in underserved communities around the world with fitness.
Briarcliff Manor resident Vaishali Patel (right), Ossining resident Sonia Varshney and Briarcliff Manor resident Sushma Katke can clearly feel the music as they dance in synchrony to Hindi-pop songs.
Try as she might, blocking herself doesn’t help 5-year-old Sleepy Hollow Road resident Sarah Craighead (right) from getting blasted with purple powder by her 7-year-old sister Casey.
After running out of his bag of yellow powder, Ridge Street Elementary School second-grader Matthew Geller bolts to find more while his cousin, Ridge Street third-grader Olivia Ifrah, chases after him with a bag of purple.
With a coy smile on her face, Blind Brook Middle School seventh-grader Vika Babiuk gracefully fronts the winning team during a tug-of-war match.
Soon after arriving, Irvington resident Vivian King, 5, is quick to cover herself and her 3-year-old sister Evelyn with the colorful powder.
Mohegan Lake sisters Kyla (left), 8, and Jaelynn Lacayo, 7, watch Indian dance performances as they snack on some of the grilled corn on the cob being served during the Colorblast.
Coated in red and blue powder, 4-year-old Yorktown Heights resident Satej Dhanoa looks calm and cool in his sunglasses and takes in the surroundings at Crawford Park.