Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • Horizon School, 71 Okner Pkwy, Livingston, NJ

    Livingston Chess Club by Sanskriti Calendar 2015-16: click here

    Chess Club Packet: LivingstonChessClubPacket.pdf


    • 03 Apr 2016
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • Horizon School

    Starting on April 3rd Sanskriti School will be offering enrichment classes on Sundays between 11am and noon during the Culture hour.  These classes are designed to offer our children an intensive, hands-on exposure to various sports, literary, dance, art & craft forms with the intent of giving them a flavor and appreciation of our rich Indian culture. 

    Click here to see the courses offered.

    Children currently enrolled in Culture classes are required to take enrichment classes.  Any child in culture who does not register online for enrichment will be assigned to sports, cooking or dance by default.  Children can sign up for one (8 week) or two (4 week) sessions.  The last day of school (June 12th) will include a showcase by the children for all parents of what they have learned in enrichment.  Some items will even be displayed or showcased at the Indian Mela on June 5th in Livingston.  

    Week 1 - 4/3

    Week 2 - 4/10

    Week 3 - 4/17

    Week 4 - 4/24

    Week 5 - 5/8

    Week 6 - 5/15

    Week 7 - 5/22

    Week 8 - 6/5

    Showcase - 6/12

    No classes on 5/1 and 5/29

    • 15 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • Horizon High School, 71 Okner Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039

    Life is good when you Zumba!

    Next class: June 5th, 2016 at 10am

    Pay for both classes or pay as you go

    Classes: 6/5, 6/12

    Instructor: KJ Bryant


    Event is subject to cancellation if minimum of 10 enrollment is not met. Participants will receive a credit back to the account used.

    No makeup or substitution of classes missed, unless cancellation by the organization

    Refunds will be charged a $10.00 administrative fee after classes have begun.

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • West Essex YMCA, Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ
    Registration is closed
    Click the register button to enter Artist and performance details for India Fest
    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • West Essex YMCA Grounds, 321 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039
    Sanskriti of NJ will hold it's annual India Fest at the West Essex YMCA grounds at 321 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ. As always, admission is FREE.
    We will have Indian music and dance, food and drink, handicrafts and clothes, children's games!
    Join us for a day of fun and cheer and bring your friends, families and neighbors with you.
    For booths contact: 
    Punam Bhargava, 
    (973) 980-1809
    For cultural performances contact: 
    Sonal Batra,
    (201) 988- 3063

    If you would like to join the India Fest Organizing Committee, contact Archana Gollamudi,       

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM
    • YMCA Livingston
    Dear Parents

    On June 5, Sanskriti will host our annual mela, IndiaFest, on the grounds of the YMCA in Livingston.

    It is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our culture and heritage to our youth and the broader community.  

    We will be organizing a fashion show that depicts different regions of India.  We would love for children to participate in the show. Please let us know if your child would be interested in participating.  

    What is required?
    -The fashion show will take place around 2:30pm on June 5 so you and your child will need to be at India Fest by 2pm.
    -There will be one practice session (May 22nd, Sunday, from 11-noon, at Horizon School, 71-77 okner parkway - park at the back)that your child can attend if interested.
    -You will need to provide the clothing that will be showcased by your child during the fashion show.

    Please fill in your child's name, age and a brief description of the type of outfit they will be wearing and which region of India do they represent. 

    We also need parent volunteers for helping with the coordination of the fashion show.  

    Thank you, we look forward to your participation.
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weatherly, Poconos, PA
    • 28

    NEW event for 2016 !

    Come join us for an exciting time on the Lehigh River with Class 3 whitewater rapids. 

    This event is open to Members only. 

    Children only above 9yrs old.

    Check in time is 11am. After picking up all our equipment we will take a bus to the starting point. Expect to be on the river for about 3 to 4 hours.

    NOTE: Swimming experience not required, you will be getting a life-jacket.

    More details will be sent via email as the date approaches

    • 15 Aug 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Aug 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Trinity Covenant Church of Livingston, 343 E Cedar St, Livingston, NJ 07039


    Sanskriti of NJ and Sanskrit School are pleased to announce their 7th Summer Camp. The 2 week camp dates are Aug 15th to 19th & Aug 22nd to 26th, 2016. Like every year, we will be independently licensed.

    You have an option of full or half day registration for 1 or both weeks. Although we have a professional staff running the camp, this camp specializes in offering unique activities tied to Indian culture as described below. These special activities are offered by parents & community volunteers. We urge you to make a suggestion for an activity or offer your time if you have a special skill. As such, please volunteer your time for any activity of your choice by making a selection at registration. Thank you.

    Registration: Registration is now open. In order to provide a quality camp experience we can only accept a limited number of children, so please register soon.  

    Registrations after Jul 31st, 2016 will incur a $20 admin fee.

    Camp Dates: August 15th - August 26th, 2016 (Monday through Friday).  Children can be registered for one or both weeks.

    Camp Hours: Full Day Session: 9am - 4pm.  Afternoon Session: 1-4pm

    Camper Eligibility: Children entering grades K-7 in Fall 2016

    Camp Location: Trinity Covenant Church of Livingston, 343 E Cedar St, Livingston, NJ 07039

    Before and After Camp Care: Early drop off (starting at 8:00 am) and late pick up (until 5 pm) available for an additional $50 per week per child. 

    Camp Coordinator: Neeta Juvekar and Archana Gollamudi

    Camp Email:

    Sanskriti Summer Camp 2016 will include activities such as yoga, dance, music, cooking, and workshops (based on weekly themes. Themes from previous years were Indian landscapes & wild life, Indian architecture & monuments, Famous Indian personalities, life in Indian cities verses villages, festivals etc.)

    In music, the camper's learn a fun Hindi song each week which is performed for parents on Friday evening. Similarly in dance, a Bollywood song dance is choreographed by a Sanskriti volunteer and performed by the kids on Friday.

    Additionally the campers enjoy S.T.E.M. activities, arts & crafts and Desi sports like kabbaddi, kho-kno, cricket, badminton etc.  We even had a professional table tennis player who represented India in common-wealth games stop by to impress the kids one year.  In cooking session, a kid-friendly yet healthy item is cooked by the kids themselves. This is a lot of fun for them.

    We accept limited number of kids each year since we want to give individual attention to our campers. The campers are divided in two age appropriate groups for most of the activities. The camp is managed by a professional camp director with several years experience in managing such camps along with an assistant. A Sanskriti volunteer is present most of the day along with the above two individuals mentioned.

    You can email if you have specific questions.

    Camper Fees:

    Sign up early to get the early bird discount!

    Full Day

    Get the best rate of $250 per child per week ($300 per week for non-members) if you register by May 31st

    $300 per child per week ($350 per week for non-members) if you register by June 30th

    $350 per child per week ($400 per week for non-members) if you register after June 30th

    10% sibling discount. 

    Half Day

    $150 per child per week ($200 per week for non-members) if you register by May 31st  

    $200 per child per week ($250 per week for non-members) if you register by June 30th  

    $250 per child per week ($300 per week for non-members) if you register after June 30th

    10% sibling discount. 

    Refund/ cancellation policy:

    100% money back if cancelled before July 31st

    50% back after that until the start of the camp.

    After the camp starts, 25% refunded. 

    Families can keep their child's spot for the following year as an alternative to cancellation. 



    • 18 Sep 2016
    • Horizon School, Livingston, NJ

    Sanskriti School

    (2016 – 2017)

    Please fill one application for each child


    SANSKRITI SCHOOL will provide a nurturing environment for all children to gain knowledge and appreciate the rich and diverse cultures, heritage, and values of India in a secular environment.

    In the academic year 2016-2017 (September-June), the school is offering the following educational opportunities to children ages 5-15:

    • TIME: Sundays, 10:00-12:00
    • LANGUAGE (Hindi and Gujarati): 10:00-11:00
    • CULTURE: 11:00-12:00
    • ENRICHMENT CLASSES: 11:00-12:00 April-June
    • LOCATION: Horizon School, 71-77 Okner Parkway (Off of Route 10), Livingston, NJ 07039

    Our recommendation is for children to participate in both modules as language is an integral part of culture; however, they will have the option of participating in any one module of their choice.

    For more information on the school, please click here

    Please select one of two options below to register your child:

    1) Online (continue by clicking on "Register" button on the left)

    2) Send the completed form along with a check made to Sanskriti of NJ to:

    C/o Irma Maini
    44 Oakwood  Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039

    (Please note: In order to avail the member discount, your Sanskriti of NJ membership must be valid for the entire school year, Sept 2016-June 2017)

    Register By June 12 to get Early Bird Rate and save upto $200! :

    $300 per year for both classes for Sanskriti of NJ members; $350 for non-members

    $225 per year for one class for Sanskriti of NJ members; $250 for non-members 

    Register by July 31:

    $350 per year for both classes for Sanskriti of NJ members; $400 for non-members

    $250 per year for one class for Sanskriti of NJ members; $275 for non-members

    Register by Aug 31:

    $400 per year for both classes for Sanskriti of NJ members; $450 for non-members

    $275 per year for one class for Sanskriti of NJ members; $300 for non-members

    Register after Sept 1: (enrollment maybe limited depending on availability of seats in a class)

    $450 per year for both classes for Sanskriti of NJ members; $500 for non-members

    $300 per year for one class for Sanskriti of NJ members; $325 for non-members

    Sibling discount 10%

    For information, please contact: Neeta Juvekar 908-447-2454, or Irma Maini 201-602-7324 or email  

    Refund Policy for Sanskriti school:

    If a child is withdrawn from classes:

    Before school begins: 100% refund of fees

    First 2 weeks of school: 100% (minus $25 for administrative fee)

    First 4 weeks of school: 50% (minus $25 for administrative fee)

    No refund of fees after first 4 weeks of school.

    • 24 Sep 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • 25 Sep 2016
    • 12:00 AM
    • TBD
    Dance the night away on live music at our signature event!  

    This year we will have an hour exclusive for kids! 

    The artist this year is Foram Shah:

    If you would like to join the Garba Organizing Committee, please email

    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Hanover Marriott, 1401 Route 10 East Whippany, NJ 07981
    • 300

    Sanskriti of NJ is pleased to announce our annual event to celebrate the holiday season.  We would like to invite all of you to join us for:

    Diwali Dinner
    Dance 2016


    October 22nd  Saturday, 6pm – midnight

    at The Hanover Marriott, 1401 Route 10 East 

    Whippany, NJ 07981


    Details coming soon

    If you would like to join the Diwali Organizing Committee, please email

    If you would like to be one of our sponsors, place an ad in our annual brochure or hold a vendor booth, please send us an email at or call Punam Bhargava at (973) 980-1809


Past events

15 May 2016 Holi Picnic 2016
17 Apr 2016 Classical Music Concert
03 Mar 2016 Ladies Night Out - March 03, 2016
11 Dec 2015 Ladies Night Out - December 11th, 2015
21 Nov 2015 Karaoke - Fursat ke raat din
24 Oct 2015 Diwali Dinner and Dance 2015
03 Oct 2015 Garba and Dandia 2015
17 Aug 2015 Sanskriti Summer Camp 2015
21 Jun 2015 Smt. Arati Anklikar Concert - Parampara
14 Jun 2015 Kids Fashion Show at India Fest 2015
14 Jun 2015 Annual India Fest 2015
04 Jun 2015 Ladies Night Out
26 Apr 2015 Holi Picnic 2015
19 Apr 2015 Stress Management Seminar
12 Apr 2015 Sanskriti School Enrichment Program
11 Apr 2015 Table Tennis Tournament
05 Apr 2015 A Concert of Indian Classical Music with Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar
08 Feb 2015 Annual Heritage Day
31 Jan 2015 Karaoke - Valentine 80s 90s 2000s
01 Nov 2014 Diwali Dinner and Dance
11 Oct 2014 Deepotsav 2014
10 Oct 2014 Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai Hall of Fame Reception
20 Sep 2014 Garba and Dandia 2014
18 Aug 2014 Sanskriti Summer Camp 2014
08 Jun 2014 Kids Fashion Show at India Fest
08 Jun 2014 Annual Indian Mela
27 Apr 2014 Holi Picnic 2014
26 Apr 2014 Vocal Recital with Dr. Prabha Atre
29 Mar 2014 Bollywood Night 2014
22 Feb 2014 Karaoke Event - Dil Ibadat
21 Feb 2014 “The Value of Values” A Scintillating Lecture in 2 Parts for Young Teens and Older Adults! By Swami Pratyag Bodhananda
11 Jan 2014 Karaoke Event - Ek Main Aur Ek Tu
09 Nov 2013 Diwali Dinner and Dance
26 Oct 2013 Classical Vocal Concert
28 Sep 2013 Garba and Dandia 2013
28 Sep 2013 Kids Fun Cricket Day
22 Sep 2013 Garba/Dandia Class
19 Aug 2013 Sanskriti Summer Camp 2013
18 May 2013 Karaoke Night
18 May 2013 Spring Music Extravaganza 2013
28 Apr 2013 Holi Picnic 2013
06 Apr 2013 Bollywood Night 2013
31 Mar 2013 Easter Holiday
24 Mar 2013 Holi Celebration at School
16 Feb 2013 Karaoke Night
10 Feb 2013 Heritage Day
20 Jan 2013 M. L. King Day
30 Dec 2012 New Year's Weekend
23 Dec 2012 Christmas Vacation
15 Dec 2012 Karaoke Night
17 Nov 2012 Diwali Dinner and Dance
11 Nov 2012 Diwali Celebration at School
13 Oct 2012 Garba and Dandia
07 Oct 2012 Garba/Dandia Class
07 Oct 2012 Gandhi Jayanti and Community Service
06 Oct 2012 Karaoke Club Meeting
29 Sep 2012 Classical Vocal Concert
16 Sep 2012 Sanskriti School (2012-2013)
11 Aug 2012 Karaoke Club Meeting
06 Aug 2012 Sanskriti-West Essex Y Summer Camp 2012
17 Jun 2012 Annual Indian Mela
28 May 2012 Memorial Day Parade
29 Apr 2012 Holi Picnic
28 Apr 2012 Classical Music Concert - Jugalbandi of Mandolin and Flute
31 Mar 2012 A Bollywood Journey from the 60's to the 2000's
Copyright 2012, Sanskriti of New Jersey, P.O.Box 253, Livingston, NJ 07039. A tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)  of the Internal Revenue Code
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