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Moon Viewing and Bookbinding at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

This Sunday, Japan Society is hosting two family-friendly events that encourage creativity while focusing on the Japanese sense of seasonality. Creative Play: Autumn Moon Viewing (Tsukimi) Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $12/$8 members/Free children ages 2 or under and Cool Culture members Play, sing, dance and create! Explore … Continue reading Moon Viewing and Bookbinding at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
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Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island 🗓 🗺

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival Friday, August 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 from noon until 9:00 p.m. Governors Island – Outlook Hill and Nolan Park Admission: Free Japan Performing Arts (JPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing Japanese traditional performing arts to New York, is hosting a two-day Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island. In the Buddhist observance of … Continue reading Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island 🗓 🗺
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70th Annual Obon Dance Festival 🗓 🗺

70th Annual Obon Dance Festival Sunday, July 14 from 12:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Bryant Park – 42nd Street and 6th Avenue Admission: Free The New York Buddhist Church presents the 70th annual Obon Dance Festival at Bryant Park. Honor your ancestors through dance with NYBC members and performances by taiko drumming sensation Soh Daiko and the Tachibana Dance Group. In the Buddhist observance of … Continue reading 70th Annual Obon Dance Festival 🗓 🗺
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Soh Daiko to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary 🗓 🗺

Soh Daiko 40th Anniversary Concert Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Miller Theater at Columbia University – 2960 Broadway at 116th Street Admission: $30 in advance/$35 at the door Taiko is the Japanese word for drum. Developed out of ancient agricultural rites and the music of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, taiko was used for ritual entertainments and festivals to summon gods and spirits, to … Continue reading Soh Daiko to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary 🗓 🗺
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri 🗓 🗺

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden – 150 Eastern Parkway and 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn Admission: $30/$25 Seniors and Students/Free Children 12 and under (with ticketholder) and BBG members New York’s rite of spring and the nation’s largest event in a public garden, BBG’s Sakura Matsuri features performances, demonstrations, and … Continue reading Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri 🗓 🗺