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5th Annual Chatpati Mela

The 5th annual Chatpati Mela took place on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 2PM–8PM at Play Street/Pedestrian Plaza.

The event attracted over 3,000 people and featured cultural performances, neighborhood leadership awards, South Asian snacks, Henna tattoo artists, paani puri eating contest, art activities for kids, open mic, raffle, and much more!

Chhaya’s Annual 2014 Report

Chhaya CDC’s Annual Report for 2014 has just been released. Check out the work we have done over the course of the year and our achievements in each of our program areas. Chhaya CDC impacts real lives and shapes public dialogue among South Asians in our city. Our Annual Report reflects these activities and we […]

May 21, 2015 – New Diversity Plaza DOT plans unveiled

After months of gathering and compiling input from Jackson Heights community members on what they want to see in a redesigned Diversity Plaza, a design team at the city Department of Transportation presented their ideas at an unveiling at the oft-used public space. Read more here.