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
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
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.
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