Upcoming STICA Events

DIWALI 2016 (Saturday, October 29)

STICA Signature Events Information

Holi - Springfest (March/April)
Celebrates Holi, an Indian spring festival, with a catered meal and various fun activities, to expose second-generation Indian-Americans to Indian culture, values and traditions.

India Day (August)
Provides a first-hand experience of the rich Indian cultural heritage to the local residents of the Southern Tier, while also celebrating the shared values between India and the U.S. This is an outdoor event at the Centerway Square and Centennial Park in Corning, with Indian food, snacks, variety entertainment and many fun activities for children.

Diwali (October/November)
Marks the Festival of Lights, a holiday celebrated all over India. It's a great time for friends and families to get together and enjoy a delicious Indian dinner along with a variety entertainment program featuring local talent.

STICA Sponsored Program(s) Information

Adopt a Highway
STICA members have adopted an approximately two-mile stretch of Interstate-86 (between exits 49 and 51). In the spirit of giving back to the community, STICA volunteers support the Highway Department by picking up trash along this portion of the highway twice a year.
Yoga Classes
Twice a Week (Thursday and Saturday) yoga classes are held at Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning. The classes are open to all. Contact STICA Board/Venkat Sompalli for details.--%>

Indian Classical Dance Classes
STICA supports two privately run dance classes. If interested, please get in touch with the contacts provided below.
Kuchipudi Dance: Babita Marala: 607.974.4788. Classes are held in a private home in Painted Post, NY.
Ananda Tandava Dance School: Vani Akula: 607.739.3869. Classes are held at the Big Flats Community Center.

STICA members generously give back to the local community through organized programs for volunteering and donating to local food banks, the Salvation Army, Relay for Life, etc.