South Asian culture comes to Vassar with annual festival that will feature music, dance, and food on April 19, 2009.


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY-Vassar's South Asian Students' Alliance will hold its annual festival, SASA Fest, on April 19 in the Residential Quadrangle from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The free event will feature music, dance performances and wares from both Vassar students and the community. Vendors will include Making Faces, which will paint henna and thread eyebrows, food outlets that will sell South Asian cuisine including Kabab Palace, and the Students' Alliance itself, which will sell accessories such as bindis and other jewelry. This festival is open to the public.

SASA Fest is an annual cultural festival that celebrates South Asian culture, in which both Vassar students and members of the community participate.

The South Asian Students Alliance is a student-run organization established to meet the needs and concerns of the South Asian community at Vassar College. The group provides a forum in which issues of cultural, political, religious, and ethnic relevance to South Asia are discussed and acted upon.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities Office at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. Directions to the Vassar campus are available at

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.


Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, April 14, 2009