Bike Valet at the Himalayan Fair

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

Live Oak Park in Berkeley, Shattuck and Berryman. Bike Valet will be on Shattuck just down the hill from the intersection of Shattuck and Berryman. Sign up here for a volunteer shift!

Himalayan Fair

Founded in 1984, the annual outdoor celebration grows larger every year. Vendors come from as far as Kathmandu. The Himalayan Fair offers a wide variety of award winning stage performers (for adults and children). The entertainment features a range of international groups performing their traditional music and dance with vibrant ethnic costumes as well as some well known world music groups like Ancient Future.

Fairgoers will be treated to classical Odissi dance by Jyoti Kala Mandir; Bollywood dance presented by Dance Identity; local Nepali and Tibetan community groups presenting dance and music, and the traditional offering by local dance schools of Bharata Natyam, classical South Indian dance.

The weekend event offers access to non-profit organizations providing travel information, health reports, mountaineering assistance, current news concerning the Himalayas and related charitable organizations. As a benefit for Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, Afghani and Mongolian projects, the Himalayan Fair Committee carefully researches the recipients to insure that the money raised by the gate donations, yearly raffle and booth rentals goes directly to children’s scholarships, medical equipment, clean water, nutrition resources and other aid.