Holi in the City

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1 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Holi in the City
Photograph: Courtesy Asim Farooki

Time Out says

Wear white and brace yourself for four stories of rainbow delight as Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, hits NYC. Dance in kaleidoscopic ecstasy with hundreds of strangers while you get covered in tinted powders, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live music. There’s no more cheerful way to usher in springtime. 

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Horrible unplanned event! After every 25 mins, there were two guys coming with a small box of colors. These two guys didnt open the 2 small boxes - which had caused a massive stampede among people. People attended that event thinking there would be colors but there we no colors. Drinks were ok but one of the women bartender told us that she will charge $50 for a water bottle. Seriously? This event was a disappointment...

I am never attending this again. Dont waster your money.

Negative rating!!


Horrible experience -- don't waste your money. Eveeything about the marketing and communications related to this was incredibly misleading. The organizers only distributed colored powder on the roof, so of course that floor was a mob scene and the other floors were deserted. On the roof, there were only 3 people coming out every 15 minutes with small tupperwares of color, and people were actually getting into fights trying to access the color. We almost got trampled several times and left after an hour with our shoes ruined, but no color on us at all. Instead of spending money on cheap lei's and throwaway sunglasses, the organizers should have given everyone a small bag of color with their entry. It would have eliminated the scarcity / distribution issue and made for a much better event.


I bought these tickets thinking these beautiful photos were from the event. Having gone there, I would have to warn anyone thinking about attending think twice - It's a scam. Bought the "VIP" tickets (such a joke - so embarrassed). I left without ANY COLOR, and everyone in our group was wearing head-to-toe white. The manager, Leo, was just as rude as the staff and he couldn't be bothered to speak with us (even muttering things about us under his breath). Very unprofessional staff here. 


We were turned away because they were at capacity and were closing the rooftop event early. And SURPRISE ~ NO REFUNDS. I've been working for days with Ticketmaster to get a refund for an event I couldn't even participate in. 


I attended the Holi (color party) on March 11, 2017. I paid $35 plus over $5 in "service fees" as entry fee. Coat check in ($4) & drinks extra.

Colors were only provided on rooftop floor. Colors were thrown at the discretion of the organizer very sporadically and only affected those standing near wherever that person stood. I left there with barely any color. Guests are not allowed to bring their own color or buy additional color.

The drummer was good but was off beat because the venue (rooftop) refused to up the volume of music so he could hear it properly.

Overall, - very bad bang for my buck. I will NEVER celebrate Holi there again or encourage anyone else to do so either.