Parichoy Website Archives

All of our website announcements, past and present, are summarized in the list below.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about one of our events, visit our contact page.

Current Events

  • Annual Program - 2019 - Parichoy's annual program will be on Saturday June 8, 2019, at Dodd Middle School, 100 Park Pl, Cheshire, CT 06410. All members are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  • Saraswati Puja 2019 - Saraswati Puja 2019, will be celebrated on 10 February, 2019.

    It is to be noted that 10-February is actually the date of Saraswati Pooja - so we will be celebrating it on the same day as our friends and family back in India will.
    We seek your active participation like every year to make this event successful and enjoyable.

    Venue: Alexandria Room, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, CT
    (Same venue as that of 2018 Saraswati Pooja)

    To pay Saraswati Puja Donation please click here
  • Past Events

  • Hemanta Utsav 2018 - With great pleasure, Parichoy announces Hemanta Utsav 2018 to be held on Saturday Nov 10, 2018. The time and venue are TBD. Please save the date and block your calendar.

    We will follow up with request for participation in the event, along with rules and guidelines.



    Highlight:Guest artist Durnibar Saha

    Please click here for more details.
  • Parichoy Executive Committee 2018-2019 - We are happy to announce our Parichoy executive committee for the session 2018-2019.

    1) President: Ranadip Acharya
    2) Co-president: Susmita Mukherjee
    3) Treasurer: Arindam Chakravarty
    4) Secretary: Vivekbrata Basu
    5) Joint Secretary: Arijit Dutta
    6) Cultural secretary: Sanchita Maitra
    7) Advisors: Rawnak Afrose and Tanusree Roy

    Our new EC will be dedicated to upholding the values of Parichoy community and organization of various cultural programs and events throughout the year. As always, we yearn for your cordial support, contribution and active participation.

  • Parichoy Annual Program 2018 - Get ready to celebrate our biggest Event 2018 PARICHOY ANNUAL PROGRAM.
    Date:June 2nd,2018
    Time:Saturday 1:30 p.m
    Venue:DODD MIDDLE SCHOOl(100 Park Pl,Cheshire,CT 06410)

    Our talented performers are going to present amazing musical event,dance performance and drama presentation. Please click on the flyer below for more information.



  • Saraswati Puja 2018 - ParichoyCT is excited to announce the celebration of Bengal's one of the most cherished festival, Saraswati Pujo/Bani-Bandana. We are organizing a series of delightful events and mouthwatering bengali food that will blissfully engage you all day long. We specially welcome participation of our young members in various cultural programs and art exhibition. Please note our program itenerary below.


    Please click here to download the flyer

    Please click here to download the flyer


    Date: Jan 21, 2018 9AM to 5PM Venue: Edmonton Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, CT 06470


    * Puja Preparation from 9 am
    * Anjali from 11 am
    * Prasad from 12 noon
    * Lunch from 1 pm
    * Cultural Program from 2 pm to 5 pm


    We are delighted to serve Bengali food prepared on premises by our members: the menu includes khichudi, labhra and other traditional Saraswati pujo fare!

    In addition, we are pleased to announce:
    * "Misti-mukh" a misti making competition open to all.
    * "Art & Craft Exhibition" open to all.
    * "Quiz competition" for adults.
    * "Shonkho /conch blowing" competition open to all (if time permits).

    For our youngsters we offer:
    * Children's program (3 min slot, details will be given in a following email).
    * Chhadmabesi (go as you like) fashion show.



    We look forward to your support with puja chanda as mentioned below:
    Single - $18 (member)/ $25 (non-member)
    Couple - $30 (member)/ $40 (non-member)
    Kids above 6 - $7 (member)/ $10 (non-member)

    Please stay tuned for more information on Puja, cultural program, participation requests, nominations for volunteers, etc. We cordially invite you to Bani-Bandana 2018 and hope to see you at the Pujo!!


  • Hemanta Utsav 2017 - Hemanta Utsav 2017 to be held on Saturday Oct 28, 2017, at the community hall of Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple, 11 Training Hill Road Middletown, CT 06457.

    Please click on the flyer below for more information.



    Parichoy EC would like to cordially invite you to actively participate in this program and make this event a memorable one. Please come with your family, friends and ENJOY!!!

    If you or any of your family members would like to perform in Hemanta Utsav2016, please mail us a participation request to parichoyct-ec@yahoogroups.com by Oct 10th, 2017. While requesting participation; please briefly mention the nature of your segment [e.g. Song/Instrument/ Recital/Recitation/Dance (type) etc.] and any accompaniment/sound requirement you may need for your program. Please ensure you adhere to the given timeline& share a brief description about participation without which we may not be able to your request.

    In order to accommodate maximum participation requests and to maintain reasonable program duration, the EC would like to set the following timing guidelines for various segments. The EC will not make any exception unless there is an appealing reason:

    Kid's Solo - 3 minutes/child
    Adult's Solo - 6 minutes/adult
    Group Performance (short) - ?10 minutes. (min 3 Parichoy members or their children). *
    Group Performance (long) - 20-25 minutes. (min 5 Parichoy members or their children). * Only 1-2 slots and will be provided till available.

    *[Participants are not encouraged to participate in multiple segments due to time constraints]

    Please email parichoy-ec@yahoogroups.com if you have any questions.
  • Parichoy Executive Committee 2017-2018 - It gives us immense pleasure to introduce Parichoy's newly formed Executive Committee (EC) for the fiscal year 2017-18. Below lists the members of this year's committee.


    President: Vivekbrata Basu
    Co-President: Ranadip Acharya
    Secretary: Arijit Dutta
    Cultural Secretary: Sanchita Maitra
    Treasurer: Arindam Chakravarty
    Advisers: Rashmoni Bhattacharya & Anirban Chakrabarti

    The executive committee is devoted to the task of organizing another successful year of cultural activities by the Bengali community and to making Parichoy relevant to all our members, past present and future. We ask for your help and participation in all events, and suggestions in ways we can make these events more meaningful to your family. Ideas can be forwarded to the executive committee at parichoyct-ec@yahoogroups.com.
  • Parichoy Picnic 2017 - August 13 Crystal Lake Park, Middletown, CT

    Direction to the park

    Food, Drinks, Games included

    Members - $5 Per person
    Non-Members - $7 Per person

    More details will follow....
  • Invitation For Nomination to PARICHOY'S Executive Committee 2017-18 - Tenure of the current EC ends at the end of August, 2017 and therefore it is time again that we start the process of forming a new Parichoy Executive Committee for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018. We would like to request all members to please send their nominations for the following positions by July 23, 2017.


    1.President
    2.Co-President
    3.Secretary
    4.Treasurer
    5.Cultural Secretary
    6. Advisors (2 Positions)

    To ensure that such nominations happen efficiently and fairly we would like to set the following guidelines:

    1. All nominations must be received by current EC by July 23, 2017.

    2. All nominations must be submitted via email by the candidate. If any member is nominating another member, please make sure that that person also sends email to EC indicating their consent to such nomination. No other form of assent (phone call, verbal or other digital modes of communication) will be accepted.

    3. If more than one nomination is received for any position, the final candidate will be decided through voting by general members at the picnic.

    4. EC member should not be an office bearer of any other socio-cultural organization that is similar to Parichoy. (Amendment, 08)

    5. Two office bearers cannot be elected from the same family to avoid conflict of interest (Amendment, 2003).


    EC will communicate to the members of Parichoy about the nominations/candidates for new EC by July 30, 2017 via email.


  • Parichoy CT Annual Program - Get ready to celebrate our biggest Event 2016-17 PARICHOY ANNUAL PROGRAM.
    Date:June 3rd,2017
    Time:Saturday 2 p.m
    Venue:DODD MIDDLE SCHOOl(100 Park Pl,Cheshire,CT 06410)

    Our talented coordinators are going to present amazing musical event,dance performance and drama presentation. Please click on the flyer below for more information.



    Glimpses of our Upcoming Programs:
    Kid's Song

    Kid's Drama

    Nrityalekhya

    Drama

    GeetiAlekhya

    Sure-Taale-Kobitay
  • Saraswati Puja 2017 - ParichoyCT has an exciting day planned around Bani-Bandana/Saraswati Pujo that is sure to keep the entire family engaged! Please see below for program details (also attached) and activities that you would like to participate in.

    Date: Feb4, 2017 9AM to 5PM
    Venue: Congregational Church of Naugatuck (9 Division Street Naugatuck, CT 06770).




    Puja Preparation: 9 am
    Anjali:- 11 am
    Prasad:- 12 noon
    Lunch:- 1 pm
    Kid's program: - 2 pm to 5 pm

    This year, we are pleased to serve Bengali food prepared on premises by our members: the menu includes khichudi, labra and other traditional Saraswati pujo fare!
    In addition we are pleased to announce:
    . "Misti-mukh" a misti making competition open to all
    . "Art & Craft Exhibition" open to all
    . "Quiz competition" for adults
    . "Shonkho /conch blowing" competition open to all
    For our youngsters we offer:
    . Children's program (please sign up by Jan 25th for a 3 min slot) and let us know if you require any instruments
    . Chadmabesi (go as you like) fashion show

    Upon arrival kindly provide any background music you may require to Cultural Secretary (Sunipa Guha).


    For more information about any of these events please email: parichoyct-ec@yahoogroups.com

    Fee structure for Parichoy Member:-
    Single - $15
    Family- $30

    Fee structure for Non-member:-
    Single - $20
    Couple - $35
    Kids above 6 - $7


    We cordially welcome you to Bani-Bandana 2017 and hope to see you at the Pujo!! please visit our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/parichoy.ct ) for more information and RSVP for the event
  • Hemonto Utsov - 2016 - With great pleasure parichoy announces "Hemonto Utsov 2016" on Oct 16th,2016 at 1-30 p.m at Yale Harkness Auditorium,
    featuring IMAN CHAKRABARTY live,

    along with talented local performers of all age.

    Parichoy EC would like to cordially invite you to participate in this program and make this a memorable one. Please come and enjoy with your family and friends.

    Parichoy EC would like to set the following timing guidelines for various segments to accommodate maximum participation requests:
    Kid's solo-3 mins/child
    Adult Solo-6 mins/adult
    Group Performance(short)-<10 mins
    (min 3 Parichoy members or their children)
    Group Performance(long)-<20-25 mins
    (min 5 Parichoy members or their children).
    *Only 1-2 slots will be provided till available.

    Membership fee for Parichoy:-
    Family-30$
    Single-20$
    Student-10$

  • Parichoy's newly formed Executive Committee (EC) for the fiscal year 2016-17. -

    Listed below are the members of this year's committee.


    President: Sanchita Maitra
    Co-President: Prabir Patra
    Cultural Secretary: Sunipa Guha
    Secretary: Monalisa Roy
    Joint Secretary: Pameli Basak
    Treasurer: Sudeshna Chakrabarti
    Advisers: Rashmoni Bhattacharya & Anasuya Chatterjee

    Upcoming events :
    Hemonto Utsob - October 16th
  • Parichoy Annual Program 2016 - With great pleasure we would like to announce that Parichoy 25th Annual Program will be held on 21st May, 2016, Saturday at Dodd Middle School, 100 Park Pl, Cheshire, CT 06410 from 2 pm. This year Annual program we will witness variety of segments that will highly reflect the creativity of our passionate members.
    Please click here for a first look of our cultural show.
  • Saraswati Pujo 2016 - Parichoy invites you to celebrate Saraswati Pujo with us on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Congregational Church of Naugatuck (9 Division Street Naugatuck, CT 06770).


    Puja Preparation: 9 am
    Anjali:- 11 am
    Prasad:- 12 noon
    Lunch:- from 1 pm
    Kid's program: - 2 pm to 4 pm

    This year, we are pleased to serve Bengali food prepared on premises by our members: the menu includes khichudi, labra and other traditional Saraswati pujo fare!
    In addition we are pleased to announce:
    . "Misti-mukh" a misti making competition open to all
    For our youngsters we offer:
    . Chadmabesi (go as you like) fashion show
    . Dadagiri@CT

    Also, we will be collecting gently used books to be donated to children in need in the greater New Haven Area at the event.

    For more information about any of these events please email: parichoyct-ec@yahoogroups.com

    Fee structure for Parichoy Member:-
    Single - $15
    Couple - $25
    Kids above 6 - $5

    Fee structure for Non-member:-
    Single - $20
    Couple - $35
    Kids above 6 - $7
  • Parichoy Presents Somchanda - In continued celebration of Parichoy's 25th year, we present an exciting line up of both local artists as well as renowned singer Somchanda Bhattacharya visiting from Kolkata:



    Somchanda will be presenting her brilliant repertoire of modern and classical Bengali Songs. Please come, bring your friends/family and ENJOY!!!

    Please click on the flyer for more details:
    Somchanda
  • Hemanta Utsav 2015 - With great pleasure we announce that the Hemanta Utsav 2015 will be held on Sunday Nov 1st, 2015 starting at 1:00pm at The Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.
    The Parichoy EC would like to cordially invite you to actively participate in this program and make the evening a memorable one.

    If you or any of your family members would like to perform in Hemanta Utsav 2015, please email a participation request to parichoyct-ec@yahoogroups.com by October 26th, 2015. Also while requesting participation; please briefly mention the nature of your segment [e.g. Song/Piano Recital/Recitation/Dance (type) etc.] and any accompaniment/sound requirement you may need for your program.
    We may not able to consider any participation request without a brief description and will strictly adhere to this deadline.

    In order to accommodate maximum participation requests and to maintain reasonable program duration, the EC would like to set the following timing guidelines for various segments. The EC will not make any exception unless there is an appealing reason:

    Kid's Solo - 3 min/child
    Adult's Solo - 6 min/adult
    Group Performance (short) - max 10 min. (min 3 Parichoy members or their children). *
    Group Performance (long) - 20-25 min. (min 5 Parichoy members or their children). * Only 1-2 slots and will be given till available.

    *[Participants are strongly discouraged to participate in multiple segments due to time constraints]
  • Annual Program 2015 - Coming up on June 6th 2015, is our Annual Program. Our talented and dedicated members are working frantically to put together the ” show of the year”!

    This year marks a special milestone as Parichoy, founded in 1991, steps into the 25th year. In addition to cultural events, we will also take a brief walk down memory lane and remember those who have been pillars of this organization. We hope to see you there.

    Details of the event:
    Parichoy/ Sanskriti Annual Program
    When: 6th June 2015, 2:00 - 8:00 PM
    Where: Harkness Auditorium, Yale School of Medicine 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510 For flyer please click here
  • Hemanta Utsav 2014 - On 8th Nov 2014, we celebrated our fall gathering, Hemanta Utsav. Our members, guest artists and friends from neighboring associations (BAGH, BAAC, Zhankar etc. put together a phenomenal show with various kinds of performances.


    Please click here for the details of Hemanta Utsav 2014


    Looking ahead: Our next event will be Saraswati Pujo 2015, on 24th January 2015. We will announce details soon and we hope to see you there!

    Meanwhile, please write to Parichoyct@yahoo.com with your inputs, queries and feedback!
  • Hemanta Utsab 2014 - We are glad to announce that Hemanta Utsab 2014 will be held on November 8th, 2014.
    Program Details:
    Venue: Harkness Auditorium, Yale Medical School, New Haven.
    Date: Saturday November 8th, 2014

    In keeping with our tradition, we invite one and all to come forward and share your talents through performances and presentations supportive of culture and heritage from various regions of Bengal (across India and Bangladesh).

    Based on feedback received in the past, this year we are introducing a couple of changes;
    1. We will be inviting some guest performances from other similar cultural organizations, and allocating a block of time specifically for them.
    2. We will limit the program duration to 3 hours.

    Please rush your nominations / participation request along with the required information (listed in the guideline) to ParichoyCT@yahoo.com by 25th Sep 2014.
    In case of any question, please feel free to contact Cultural Secretary directly (ashokkchakraborty@gmail.com).

    Looking forward to enthusiastic participation from you all!
  • Executive Committee FY 2014 - 2015 - It gives us great pleasure to introduce the newly formed Executive Committee (EC) of Parichoy for the fiscal year 2014-15.
    Our current EC comprises: President: Dola Sengupta
    Co-President: Dipak Ghosh
    Secretary: Ankur Biswas Basu
    Jt. Secretary: Sanchita Maitra
    Treasurer: Avijit Mitra
    Cultural Secretary: Ashok Chakrabarty
    Advisors: Soumitra Mukherjee, Manidipa Mukherjee, Gouri Chatterjee
    The current fiscal year takes on a special meaning as we will be celebrating Parichoys cultural events for the 25th time in 2015.
    It is our hope to make the celebration something that we all - the past, present and the future members - can look back upon with great fondness. We have a big task at hand and we hope each one of you will come forward with your ideas and suggestions, and lend your helping hand to make that a reality.
    Besides the 25th year celebration, Parichoy will also host the usual annual events like the Hemanta Utsav, Saraswati Puja.
    We welcome you all to participate in these events and make them a grand success.
  • Annual Picnic - Parichoy Annual Picnic' 2014 will be held on August 2nd, 2014. Please join us for lot of food, fun, games and more over bangali style Adda!!!


    Location: Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area,
    4 Straits Turnpike
    Middlebury,CT,06762
    Date: August 2nd, 2014
    Time: 11 AM onward
    Cost: Members: $5/Adult, Non-Members: $7/Adult
    No charge for children less than 18 years and Parents of members.



  • Annual Program 2014 - Annual Program 2014 will be held on June 7th, 2014, 3:00 pm at Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT.

    Attractions:
    Bangla Natok
    Dance Presentation by Parichoy Members
    Bengali Songs by Parichoy Members
    Dances Drame by Children

    Dinner will be served following the cultural program

    Please click on the flyer for more details:
    Parichoy Annual Program 2014
  • Saraswati Puja 2014 - Our next event, Saraswati Puja will be held on 8th February, 2014 (Saturday) at Vallabhdham Temple
    26 Church Street, Newington, CT - 06111


    Registration Fee:
    Members: Single $15, Couple $25, Kids above 6 - $5
    Non-member: Single $20, Couple $35, Kids above 6 - $7
    Kids below six year are free.
    Schedule:
    10:00 AM - Preparation
    11:00 AM - Puja
    01:00 PM - Prasad
    01:15 PM - Kid's Program
    02:30 PM - Lunch

    Cultural program
    We are planning for a small cultural program after the Puja. Please let us know if you or your kid would like to perform in the Puja.
    Please note that time is very limited so we will accept request on first come first serve basis. Please send you request as soon as possible to parichoyct@yahoo.com">parichoyct@yahoo.com. Please mention performance type and duration (except Fancy Dress) while sending your request. Please note that technical support (microphones, stands etc) will be limited.
  • Hemanta Utsab 2013 - We are glad to announce that Hemanta Utsab 2013 will be held on October 26th, 2013.
    Program Details:
    Venue: Harkness Auditorium, Yale Medical School, New Haven.
    Date: Saturday October 26th, 2013
    Time: 3:00 PM

    Participation to this program is open to any Parichoy members and future members. If you wish to participate in this program, please send your request as per guideline below.

    1. Application:
    a. Please submit your participation request by sending a mail to parichoyct@yahoo.com
    b. If you would like another individual to perform in this program, then please get his/her consent and send the participation request to parichoyct@yahoo.com keeping participant in CC.
    c. Please copy basak_raj@ymail.com and sanchita889@gmail.com on your participation request.

    2. Details required:
    a. Type of program (e.g. music, dance, recitation etc.)
    b. Duration of program
    c. Parichoy will provide the basic setup for the performance. Please mention any special requirement for your performance.

    3. Due Date: Please submit your application no later than Sep 30th, 2013

    Please note, to manage the time effectively, EC has initially set a limit of 10 min for individual performances and 15 min for group performances. Additional time requests may be approved based on the availability of slot. EC will decide those requests after receiving all the entries.
  • Executive Committee FY 2013 - 2014 - The deadline for submitting nominations for Executive Committee (FY 2013-2014) Election was Wednesday, 31st July. We only received single nominations for each positions of the Executive Committee. Therefore, with great pleasure, the current EC would like to declare these uncontested nominees as the Executive Committee Members 2013-2014. The new Executive Committee is as follows:

    President: Sanjit Sanyal
    Co-President:
    Sanchita Maitra
    General Secretary:
    Animesh Chandra
    Cultural Secretary:
    Raj Basak
    Treasurer:
    Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay
    Advisors:
    Nirupam Basu and Gouri Chatterjee

    We would like to thank & congratulate these individuals for coming forward and sharing the organizational responsibilities of Parichoy during Fiscal Year 2013-2014. The transition will take place at the Parichoy picnic on 18th August.


  • Annual Picnic - Parichoy Annual Picnic' 2013 will be held on August 18th, 2013. Please join us for lot of food, fun, games and more over bangali style Adda!!!

    Location: Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area,
    4 Straits Turnpike
    Middlebury,CT,06762
    Date: August 18th, 2013
    Time: 11 AM onward
    Cost: Members: $5/Adult, Non-Members: $7/Adult
    No charge for children less than 18 years and Parents of members.




  • Annual Picnic - Annual program for 2013 is a grand success. Thank you everybody for your overwhelming participation and support.

    Congratulation to all participants who put forth tremendous efforts since last four months. It was really an outstanding performance.

    And thank you to all program coordinators for your dedication to take these performances to the next level.

    Last but not the least, thanks to all the volunteers to make the event possible.

    Parichoy's next event of Summer Picnic. Please block your calendar for this event full of food, games and fun activities.

    Location: Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area, Naugatuck, CT
    Date: August 18th, 2013
  • Parichoy Barshiki 2013 - Parichoy Barshiki 2013 will be held on June 22nd, 2013, 3:30 pm at Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT.

    Please click on the flyer for more details:
    Parichoy Barshiki

    No Entry fee

  • Saraswati Puja 2012 - Our next event, Saraswati Puja will be held on 16th February, 2013 (Saturday) at Naugatuck Church(Snow Date: 2/23/2013).
    9 Division Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770

    View Larger Map
    Special attraction for this year is new Saraswati Pratima. We look forward to your participation to make this event a sucess.
    Registration Fee:
    Members: Single $15, Couple $25, Kids above 6 - $5
    Non-member: Single $20, Couple $35, Kids above 6 - $7
    Kids below six year are free.
    Schedule:
    09:00 AM - Preparation
    11:00 AM - Puja
    01:00 PM - Prasad
    01:15 PM - Kid's Program
    02:30 PM - Lunch

    Kid's cultural program
    There will be two categories of program where kid can participate.
    1.Fancy Dress Parade for kids.
    2.Kid's performance (song, dance, recital etc)
    Please note that time is very limited so we will accept request on first come first serve basis. So, please send you request as soon as possible to parichoyct@yahoo.com">parichoyct@yahoo.com. Please mention performance type and duration (except Fancy Dress) while sending your request. Please note that technical support (microphones, stands etc) will be limited.
  • Hemanta Utsab 2012 - We are glad to announce that Hemanta Utsab 2012 will be held on November 3rd, 2012.

    Program Details:
    Venue: Harkness Auditorium, Yale Medical School, New Haven.
    Date: Saturday 3rd November, 2012
    Time: 3:00 PM


    Participation to this program is open to any Parichoy members and future members*. If you wish to participate in this program, please send your request as per guideline below.


    1. Application:
    a. Please submit your participation request by sending a mail to parichoyct@yahoo.com">parichoyct@yahoo.com
    b. If you would like another individual to perform in this program, then please get his/her consent and send the participation request to parichoyct@yahoo.com">parichoyct@yahoo.com keeping participant in CC.
    c. Please copy animesh.chandra@gmail.com on your participation request.

    2. Details required:
    a. Type of program (e.g. music, dance, recitation etc.)
    b. Duration of program
    c. Parichoy will provide the basic setup for the performance. Please mention any special requirement for your performance.

    3. Due Date: Please submit your application no later than Oct 15th, 2012

    * Please feel free to submit your participation request even if you are not current Parichoy member. You can get your membership at Program venue.
  • Executive Committee FY 2012 - 2013 - The deadline for submitting nominations for Executive Committee (FY 2012-2013) Election was Sunday, 5th August. We only received single nominations for each positions of the Executive Committee. Therefore, with great pleasure, the current EC would like to declare these uncontested nominees as the Executive Committee Members 2012-2013. The new Executive Committee is as follows:

    President: Soumitro Mukherjee
    Co-President: Girija Bhunia
    General Secretary: Raj Basak
    Cultural Secretary: Animesh Chandra
    Treasurer: Arindam Chakravarty
    Advisors: Prabir Patra and Manidipa Mukherjee

    We would like to thank & congratulate these individuals for coming forward and sharing the organizational responsibilities of Parichoy during Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The transition will take place at the Parichoy picnic on 12th August.
  • Election 2012 - It is the time of the year again that we start searching for a new Parichoy Executive Committee for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. We would like to request all members to please send their nominations for the following positions by Sunday, August 5th 2012.

    1. President
    2. Co-President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Cultural Secretary
    6. Advisors (2 Positions)


    To smoothly conduct this procedure we would like to set the following guidelines:

    I. If all positions receive at least one nomination, no further nominations will be accepted after 5th August.

    II. Please keep in mind, if you nominate a member for a position, you must have consent (e.g. email & NOT Verbal) from your candidate.

    Please submit your nominations at parichoyct@yahoo.com. Thanks for your time and cooperation.


  • Parichoy Annual Program 2012 - The Parichoy Executive Committee would like to thank and congratulate all the attendees who made our annual program a huge success. We are delighted to report that we have been continuously receiving favorable comments/remarks about our program from many guests who attended our annual program.

    We would like to cordially convey our appreciation to all program coordinators and their team-members for their tireless, dedicated hard work for last few months. Without these motivated and talented team players our program would not be successful.

    We hope our Annual program has exceeded your expectation. We believe that we will receive your continuous support and encouragement in our future endeavors as well.

    Please send us any comment/feedback you may have to improve our future programs.

    Thanks once again and look forward to see you all at the Parichoy Picnic on 12th August.

    Checkout glimpses of Annual Program 2012.

  • Annual Program 2012 - Annual Program 2012 will be held on June 9th, 2012, 3:00 pm at Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT.

    Attractions:
    Bangla Natok - "Ei Shrabon"
    Rabindra Nritya Natya - "Shyama"
    Symphony of Bengali Songs - "Udaan"
    Geeti Alekhya - "Matir Sure"
    Dances by Children - "Jao Pakhi"

    Dinner will be served following the cultural program

    Registration Fee(/Person):
    Members - $15, Non-Members - $20, Children above Six $5

  • Annual Program 2012 - Our Annual Program will be held on 9th June (Saturday) at Yale Auditorium. Please reach out to the coordinators ASAP if you or your child would like to participate.
    1)Children's opening song - Samita Basu
    2)Children's Orchestra( Ages 9+) - Girija Shankar Bhunia
    3)Geeti-Alekhya - Kasturi Sen Bhunia
    4)Dance Drama - Tania Chandra
    5)Adult Drama - Ashok Chakraborty
    6)Children's dance program ( Ages less than 9) - Sanchita Moitra and Pameli Basak
  • Saraswati Puja 2012 - Our next event, Saraswati Puja will be held on 28th January, 2012 (Saturday) at Naugatuck Church(9 Division St, Naugatuck, CT). Further information will be provided as the event gets closer.

    The Annual Program for 2012 will be organized in the month of June, 2012. We would like to solicit ideas on how to make the event successful. If you would like to co-ordinate a segment, please send an email to parichoyct@yahoo.com. If you would like another Parichoy member to coordinate a segment, please contact him/her to get the consent and, send an email to parichoyct@yahoo.com.

    We would like to have all responses back by January 14th, 2012, so that we can compile and, present them during Saraswati Puja.
  • Hemanta Utsav 2011 - We are glad to announce that Hemanto Utsab 2011 will be held on Saturday 3PM, 12th November, 2011 at Harkness Auditorium, Yale Medical School, New Haven. Hemanto Utsab 2011 will be showcasing our local talents specially those who didn't get chance in our Annual Program .

    Members who wish to perform in our Hemanto Utsab are requested to submit your participation request via email to parichoyct@yahoo.com no later than Friday, 21st Oct. Please mention your item name (e.g. music, dance, recitation etc.) and the total time required for your segment in the email.

    Also, if you would like another individual (Parichoy member/ non-member) to perform in the program, please contact him/her to get the consent and send an email to parichoyct@yahoo.com [Cc: participant] no later than 21st Oct."
  • Executive Committee FY 2011 - 2012 - The deadline for submitting nominations for Executive Committee (FY 2011-2012) Election was last Friday, 15th July. We only received single nominations for each positions of the Executive Committee. Therefore, with great pleasure, the current EC would like to declare these uncontested nominees as the Executive Committee Members 2011-2012. The new Executive Committee is as follows:

    President: Ranjit Basak

    Co-President: Prabir Patra

    Secretary: Animesh Chandra

    Cultural Secretary: Sanjit Sanyal

    Treasurer: RajNarayan Basak

    Advisors: Nirupam Basu & Manideepa Mukherjee

    We would like to thank & congratulate these individuals for coming forward and sharing the organizational responsibilities of Parichoy during Fiscal Year 2011-2012. The transition will take place at the Parichoy picnic on 14th August.

  • Annual Picnic - Date: 14th August,2011, Sunday from 11 AM onwards.

    Venue: Hop Brook Lake - Middlebury . The Brookside Pavilion has been reserved for us. The park charges $4 per car.

    Cost: $5 per Adult. No charge for children less than 18 years.

    Menu: Snacks : Bhelpuri
    Appetizer : Grilled Chicken and Chicken Hot Dog
    Lunch: Chicken Biryani and Raita
    Fruits: Watermelon

    Sports/Games: Open for members to bring in cricket kits/ soccer balls etc.

    We need to get the headcount so we can have adequate food for lunch. Please RSVP us no later than August 6th, 2011.

    Download Picnic Flyer

  • Election 2011 - It is the time of the year again that we start searching for a new Parichoy Executive Committee for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. We would like to request all members to please send their nominations for the following positions by Friday, July 15th 2011.
    1. President
    2. Co-President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Cultural Secretary
    6. Advisors (2 Positions)
    To smoothly conduct this procedure we would like to set the following guidelines:
    I. If all positions receive at least one nomination, no further nominations will be accepted after 15th July.
    II. Please keep in mind, if you nominate a member for a position, you must have consent (e.g. email & NOT Verbal) from your candidate.
    Please submit your nominations at parichoyct@yahoo.com. Thanks for your time and cooperation.

  • Parichoy Annual Program 2011 - The Parichoy Executive Committee would like to thank and congratulate all the attendees who made our annual program a huge success. We are delighted to report that we have been continuously receiving favorable comments/remarks about our program from many guests who attended our annual program.

    We would like to cordially convey our appreciation to all program coordinators and their team-members for their tireless, dedicated hard work for last few months. Without these motivated and talented team players our program would not be successful.

    This appreciation note would be incomplete if we do not convey our special & sincere thanks to some highly energetic people who played an important and critical role behind the curtain. Our heartiest thanks to Animesh (for maintaining our website, editing Parichoy magazine &, arranging background music), Girija (for Costume & Art direction), Prabir & Satya (Stage Set-Up) & Soumitra (Acoustics).

    Finally, we hope our Annual program has exceeded your expectation. We believe that we will receive your continuous support and encouragement in our future endeavors as well.

    Please send us any comment/feedback you may have to improve our future programs.

    Thanks once again and look forward to see you all at the Parichoy Picnic on 14th August.

    Checkout glimpses of Annual Program 2011.

    Please send your pictures/videos(youtube links) related to Annual Program 2011 to Animesh Chandra.


  • Parichoy Annual Magazine - We are requesting you to submit articles, poems, short stories or art work in English or Bengali for Parichoy magazine to be published during our Annual Program.
    Please use the following guidelines while submitting your work.

    1. All written material should be typed in. Handwritten and scanned materials will not be accepted.
    2. In case of anything typed in Bengali font, only PDF file or a sharp JPG file will be accepted.
    3. Articles/ artwork especially from children are very welcome.

    Please contribute and kindly encourage your friends and family members to do the same. The last date for submitting your work is May 20th, 2011.

    Please submit your article/artworks to Animesh at animesh.chandra@gmail.com. Please contact him if you have any question.


  • Annual Program 2011 - Our Annual Program dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore, would include the following segments.

    1)Children's opening song - Samita Basu
    2)Children's drama ( Ages 9+) - Samita Basu and Soma Mitra
    3)Dance Drama Chitrangada - Tania Chandra
    4)Adult Drama - Ashok Chakraborty
    5)Children's dance program ( Ages less than 9) - Sanchita Moitra and Pameli Basak
    6)Geeti-Alekhya - Kasturi Sen Bhunia

    The program will be held on 11th June (Saturday) at Yale Auditorium. Please reach out to the coordinators ASAP if you or your child would like to participate.


  • Saraswati Puja - Our next event, Saraswati Puja will be held on 12th February, 2011 ( Saturday) at Naugatuck Church. Download flyer for further information.

    The Annual Program for 2011 will be dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore, to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. We would like to solicit ideas on how to make the event successful. If you would like to co-ordinate a segment, please send an email to parichoyct@yahoo.com. If you would like another Parichoy member to coordinate a segment, please contact him/her to get the consent and, send an email to parichoyct@yahoo.com. We would like to have all responses back by January 31st, 2011, so that we can compile and, present them during Saraswati Puja.


  • Hemanto Utsab 2010 - With great pleasure, The Executive Committee would like to announce Hemanta Utsab 2010.

    DateSaturday 3PM, 30th October, 2010

    Venue Harkness auditorium, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT.

    For more details please visit Hemanta Utsab 2010 Page.



  • Hemanto Utsab 2010 - We are glad to announce that our Hemanto Utsab 2010will be held on Saturday 3PM, 30th Oct at Harkness Auditorium, Yale Medical School, New Haven. Hemanto Utsab 2010 will be a combination of local talents and a guest artist from Kolkata .
    For more details please visit Hemanta Utsab 2010 Page.
    Members who wish to perform in our Hemanto Utsab are requested to please submit your participation request via email to parichoyct@yahoo.com? subject=Hemanta Utsav 2010">parichoyct@yahoo.com no later than Friday, 15th Oct .
    Also, if you would like another Parichoy member to perform in the program, please contact him/her to get the consent and send an email to parichoyct@yahoo.com [Cc: participant] no later than 15th Oct.


  • 2010-2011 Executive Committee - Friday 6th August, 2010 was the last day to submit nominations for the 2010-2011 Executive Committee Election. Within the given deadline, we received the following nominations:

    President: Kaushik Mitra
    Co-President: Ashok Bhattacharya
    General Secretary: Sanjit Sanyal
    Cultural Secretary: Satyabrata Sau
    Treasurer: Samit Bhattacharya
    Advisors: Ranjit Basak & Nirupam Basu

    In absence of any other nominations within the given deadline (6th Aug), we would like announce these uncontested nominees as Parichoy Executive Committee for 2010-2011. The official charge-handover will take place during the Parichoy picnic on Sunday, 15th Aug, 2010.
    Please join us in welcoming and wishing good luck to the new Executive Committee members.


  • Annual Picnic 2010 - Join us on Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at Hop Brook Lake Park in Naugatuck for a day of food and fun! From 12 pm onwards, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, Mutton Curry with Rice, jhalMuri, watermelons, Icecream and much more will be on the menu. The suggested participation fee for the picnic is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. See you on Sunday!
    Download flyer for Picnic, 2010.
    As the head-count estimation is an absolute need for this year's picnic (as we have to arrange Mutton Curry and other foods), we would like to request all members to please RSVP by replying to parichoyct@yahoo.com


  • Annual Cultural Program 2010 - Parichoy Executive Committee, would like to thank the participants and all the event organizers to make our annual program a huge success. The Executive Committee, really appreciate your enthusiasm and affection for Parichoy.

    Checkout glimpses of Annual Program 2010.

    Please send your pictures/videos(youtube links) related to Annual Program 2010 to Animesh Chandra.


  • Annual Cultural Program 2010 - Parichoy Annual Cultural Program 2010 will be held on Sunday, 6th June at Harkness Auditorium (Yale Medical School).

    Click here for more information.


  • Saraswati Puja 2010 - Parichoy Executive Committee, would like to thank all of you who joined us in Saraswati Puja 2010. A special thanks to all those members who volunteered for kid's program, Puja arrangements and most importantly for cooking delicious foods. The Executive Committee, really appreciate your enthusiasm and affection for Parichoy.

    Checkout glimpses of Saraswati Puja 2010.

    Please send your pictures/videos(youtube links) related to Saraswati Puja 2010 to Animesh Chandra.


  • Saraswati Puja 2010 - Saraswati Puja 2010 will be held on Sunday 7th February, 2010.
    We will need volunteers to arrange foods, decorations, kid's activities etc.
    Please contact Animesh Chandra (860-272-9083 or animesh.chandra@gmail.com) if you would like to volunteer.
    For more information please visit our Saraswati Puja 2010 Page.


  • Hemanta Utsav 2009 - We hope that you enjoyed our "Hemanto Utsav". We would like to thank all of you who made the program successful with active participation. A special thanks to the members who worked really hard to help us organize the event.

    Please provide your Constructive Comments to further improve our future programs.

    Checkout glimpses of "Hemanto Utsav 2009"

    You may also upload your own "Hemanto Utsav 2009" video.


  • Hemanto Utsav 2009 - On behalf of Parichoy, we are inviting you to join "Hemanto Utsav 2009" on Nov 1st, 2009. Please mark your calender. If you or your child/children want to perform, please contact Shanta Nag at 203-272-7061 or e-mail at shantanag3@gmail.com by September 25th. It can be solo, duet or group performance. We will let you know the allocated time based on the responses we get.

    Hemanto Utsav

    Click here for more details




  • Congrats to the 2009-2010 executive committee! - The following people have been elected to Parichoy's 2009-2010 executive committee: Sarbamangal Choudhury (president), Sanjit Sanyal (co-president), Prabir Patra (general secretary), Shanta Nag (cultural secretary), Swapna Samanta (treasurer), Avijit Mitra (advisor), and Nirupam Basu (advisor)


  • Parichoy Annual Picnic, August 9th, 2009 - Join us on Sunday, August 9th, 2009 at Brooksvale Park in Hamden for a day of food and fun! From 11 am onwards, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, veggie kababs, watermelons, velpuri, and much more will be on the menu. Children's games, soccer, and cricket matches will also be organized. The cost for the picnic is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Brooksvale Park, located at 524 Brooksvale Avenue off Route 10 in Hamden, does not charge for entry or parking. See you on Sunday!


  • Parichoy Annual Cultural Program, June 21st, 2009 - Parichoy proudly pronounces its annual cultural program to be held at 3 PM on Sunday, June 21st, 2009, at the Harkness Auditorium in New Haven. The program is free of charge and includes songs, dances, dramas, and much more! Dinner will be provided at 7 pm at a cost of $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Please RSVP for dinner before June 17th by contacting the phone numbers listed on our flyer. See you on the 21st!


  • Parichoy Sawaswati Puja, January 31st, 2009 - Parichoy proudly announces the 2009 Saraswati Puja, to be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11 AM. (Snow date is February 07, 2009). The venue is Harkness Hall at Yale University School of Medicine, 367 Cedar Street, New Haven (between Yale-New Haven Hospital and Harkness Auditorium) and traditional lunch will be served at 2:30 pm followed by a cultural program at 3:30 pm. Please RSVP to parichoyct@yahoo.com if you're interested in coming. You can download the flyer for the event here. See you on Saturday!


  • Parichoy Fall Gathering, October 25th, 2008 - Please join us on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at Parker Farms Elementary School in Wallingford for our annual Fall Gathering. The program will start at 4 pm. Click here to download the flyer and directions for the event. Please let our Cultural Secretary know by October 18th via email (parichoyct@yahoo.com) if you would like to participate in the event.


  • Parichoy Annual Picnic, August 16th, 2008 - The annual picnic was held on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 at Hop Brook Park in Naugatuck. Adults had a great time playing cricket and soccer, and there were children's games as well. The food was sumptuous! A passing thunderstorm did not ruin the activities. The new Executive Committee was elected at the picnic as well. View our flyer for the event here.


  • Bharatanatyam recital a huge success! - Parichoy hosted a Bharatnatyam dance recital by Narthaki Nataraj on Sunday July 20th, 2008 at Harkness Auditorium, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven. A total of 38 Parichoy members besides many non-members attended the concert. All enjoyed an evening of classical dance performed by one of the finest Bharatnatyam dancers of our time. Ajit Karmaker gave the welcome address. Dola Sengupta did a wonderful job in emceeing the show and describing each item before it was performed on the stage. A commemorative plaque was presented to Ms. Nataraj by Saparja Nag on behalf of Parichoy. Kudos to Shanta Nag, Dola Sengupta, and the rest of the subcommittee (Satyabrata Sau, Girija Bhunia, Subhashis Banerjee) for organizing the function.


  • Cultural Program a huge success! - On Saturday, May 31st, 2008 Parichoy held its annual cultural program & dinner at Harkness Auditorium in New Haven. The first half of the show was filled with songs, dances, and poetry recitations representing our Bengali heritage. The second half of the show consisted of an hour-long play for which Parichoy members had been preparing for months. Thank you to everyone who attended!


  • Bharatanatyam recital by Narthaki Nataraj - Parichoy proudly presents an evening of classical Bharatanatyam dance performed by Narthaki Nataraj, one of the finest classical dancers of our time. She spent fifteen years in Gurukulavasam in Tamil Nadu, India under the guidance of the late Guru Kittappa Pillai, a direct descendent of the Tanjore Quartet. The event will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, July 20, 2008 th at Harkness Auditorium. Admission is $7 for Parichoy members and $10 for non-Parichoy members. Children under 12 will be admitted for free, while tickets will be $5 for students with a valid ID. The flyer for the event can be downloaded here.


  • Welcome to the new website! - This website, first active on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, hopes to spread awareness of Parichoy and the events that we hold in the New Haven area. This site is still under construction, so many of the links aren't working yet. Check back every now and then as the site gets updated!