November 10, 1999

India's Diwali Festival to be Celebrated at Brookhaven Lab
With Arts & Crafts Exhibit, Music, Dance and Dinner

UPTON, NY - To celebrate India's Diwali Festival, or Festival of Lights, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will present
an afternoon of Indian dance and music by local talent and an exhibit of Indian arts and crafts at the Laboratory's Berkner Hall on Saturday, November 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., an authentic vegetarian Indian dinner will be served.

The cultural festival is open to the public free of charge. For those who wish to stay for dinner, the fee is $11 per person, $10 for senior citizens and full-time college students, and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Reservations for dinner must be made in advance by calling (631) 344-5702, or by sending an e-mail message to tope@bnl.gov. Those who reserve in advance for dinner may pay at the door.

The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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