Japan Performing Arts Early Summer Festival on Governors Island

JPA Early Summer Festival Saturday, May 28 from noon until 6:00 p.m. Nolan Park on Governors Island Admission: Free Japan Performing Arts presents its Early Summer Festival, a family-friendly event with Japanese traditional activities on Governors Island. Japanese Food Vendors Beginning at noon, guests can enjoy Japanese street food such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, onigiri, imagawayaki, and more. Festival Activities At the playground, children can participate … Continue reading Japan Performing Arts Early Summer Festival on Governors Island
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JAPAN Fes. Second Annual Summer Matsuri

JAPAN Fes. Second Annual Summer Matsuri Sunday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The East Village on 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets Admission: Free (bring cash to purchase merchandise and food at the booths) After the overwhelming response to last year’s debut event, JAPAN Fes. presents its Second Annual Summer Matsuri! Head to the East Village for an all-out summer celebration … Continue reading JAPAN Fes. Second Annual Summer Matsuri
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Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City

In the legend of Tanabata, Princess Orihime weaved night and day, so much so that her father, the emperor of the galaxy, arranged for his workaholic daughter to meet a handsome cowherd named Hikoboshi. It was love at first sight, and the couple married immediately. Busy being a devoted wife, Princess Orihime neglected her weaving to the point that the emperor separated the young lovers, … Continue reading Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City
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Columbia Japan Society Matsuri

Columbia Japan Society Matsuri Friday, March 30 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Columbia University – Low Plaza Admission: Free Spring is here, which means it’s matsuri time! The Columbia Japan Society hosts the first festival of the season with a slate of activities, games, performances, and Japanese food for all to enjoy. Food vendors include Oconomiyaki, BentOn Cafe, and Go! Go! Curry! Other vendors … Continue reading Columbia Japan Society Matsuri