Faire on the Square

This Saturday is Watertown’s Annual Faire on the Square. This year, we’re participating with several events based on our community reading program, One Book, One Watertown.

Because we’ve been reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake, all three events we have planned celebrate Indian culture:

Taal Tales Dancing: Learn about traditional Indian dancing with Tara Ahmed.
Saturday, September 27 at 11: 30 AM

This 45-minute lecture/demonstration presents a history of classical South Indian dance and performances of dance pieces celebrating various deities. You will see analogies between art from India and America, and learn to understanding parallels between art forms and cultures. In this highly interactive program, the participants are engaged by asking and answering questions throughout the entire program. A small group is invited to get up to learn some movement, and there is a Question & Answer period at the end of the program.

Henna Tattoos: Get your own henna tattoo with Sue Murad.
Saturday, September 27 starting at 2 PM

Express your appreciation for Indian culture on your skin. Visual artist Sue Murad specializes in hand drawing these gorgeous henna tattoos that will last about two weeks. The Watertown Free Public Library has invited “Henna Sue” to help us celebrated Faire on the Square and One Book, One Watertown.

Drop In Crafts: Learn how to make Indian Block Prints in an event hosted by our Children’s Department.
Saturday, September 27 from 2-4 PM.

The Children’s Department will host Open Craft from 2-4 pm in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. Stop by to learn about Indian Block Printing and make your own print!

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