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TAKOMA/LANGLEY DIWALI FESTIVAL

The 2nd Annual Takoma/Langley Diwali Festival is coming on Saturday, October 15, from 1-6pm at Langley Park Plaza, 8001-18 New Hampshire Avenue, Langley Park. Sponsored by the CDA, Prince George's County Council Member Deni Taveras (District 2) and the City of Takoma Park, the free festival celebrates the annual Hindu Festival of Lights, the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.  Traditional Indian dance, music, poetry, and culture will be presented onstage by The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington and Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, two of the area''s largest temples. Click here for a Festival flyer and here for a Parking Map.


Diwali Vendors Needed

Merchandise and Indian food (vegetarian) vendors are needed for the October 15 Takoma/Langley Diwali Festival at Langley Park Plaza..  Click on vendor application or food vendor application, complete forms and mail with payment to the CDA.  Vendors who mail in applications by 9/23 get a discounted fee.


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The international flavor of the Crossroads' offers Pupusas, Chinese, South Asian, Salvadoran, Pizza, Subs, Roasted Chicken (Pollo), American Diner, Frozen Yogurt and Coffee.

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Plans are underway for the 2nd Annual Takoma/Langley Diwali Festival on Saturday, October 15, in Langley Park Plaza. A Holiday Market is also being planned for December. Buy locally and discover the treasures in your own backyard.

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The Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority, Inc. (CDA) is a unique 501(c)(6) Takoma Park business association organized in 1987 to market and promote the Takoma/Langley Commercial Management District, provide security, maintenance and amenities in the diverse, international Takoma/Langley Crossroads commercial area at the border of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The CDA is located in the City of Takoma Park, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The Takoma/Langley Crossroads takes its name from the major intersection of state highways at its core, New Hampshire Avenue (MD650) and University Boulevard (MD193).  It grew into a regional shopping destination in the 1950s and 1960s, with large shopping centers on each corner and several office buildings. Today, the Crossroads has an array of independent and chain businesses, along with professionals, that serve local residents as well as customers from throughout the region who seek international goods and services.  A number of stores carry products sought by African immigrants such as Halal meat (Halal Meat & Grocery), root vegetables and greens (Red Apple Farmers Market), fabrics, music, and films (Patrick International), herbs, and more.  Other stores carry West Indian products such as The Caribbean Market, or serve Caribbean food (Carribean Palace).  Business owners and professionals in the Crossroads represent dozens of nations including Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Chile, Guyana, Nigeria, Antigua, Ecuador, Israel, El Salvador, China, Viet Nam, Guatemala, Korea, India, Ethiopia, and beyond. Get a preview of the Crossroads here

Half of the Crossroads lies in Langley Park (Hyattsville) in Prince George’s County.  The other half lies in Takoma Park, represented by the CDA, businesses and properties in the City's largest commercial center with over 350,000 square feet of retail, office and professional space.  Takoma Park is deeply committed to economic development in the Crossroads, and encouraging a mix of businesses and services that serve all of its residents.  The new Takoma/Langley Crossroads Transit Center will open in late 2016 providing a safe sheltered bus station for commuters with public restrooms shown on the photo (top right).  A future Purple Line station will be located in the middle of University Boulevard next to the Transit Center, connecting the Crossroads to New Carrollton and Bethesda, in addition to four Metrorail stations.