Indian community’s festive season is in full swing and a series of dance shows and programmes are scheduled for every weekend of October.

So much so that the wet and stormy weather on October 15 failed to dampen spirits of the devotees at the Dusshera celebrations at Barry Curtis Park in Flat Bush. Hundreds of families flocked the park, dressed to the nines to witness the dance programmes, Ram Leela and burning the tall Ravana effigy.

Children from the nearby suburbs also participated in the bhangra and gidda, besides the traditional Ram Leela that received a standing ovation from the crowd. Different delicacies of India were also lined up for the crowd. Other attractions included face painting and bouncing castles for the children. Prominent faces from the parliament and the local board supported the show with their presence.

With the Ravana effigy searing, the venue echoed with the roars 'Sri Ram chandra ki jai'.