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69th Annual Obon Dance Festival 🗓 🗺

69th Annual Obon Dance Festival Sunday, July 8 from 12:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Bryant Park – 42nd Street at 6th Avenue Admission: Free The New York Buddhist Church presents the 69th 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 this Buddhist observance, the … Continue reading 69th Annual Obon Dance Festival 🗓 🗺
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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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The 12th Annual Japan Day @ Central Park 🗓 🗺

The 12th Annual Japan Day @ Central Park Sunday, May 13 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Bandshell Area at Central Park – Entrance on 69th Street and 5th Avenue Admission: Free The 12th Annual Japan Day @ Central Park is bringing Japanese culture to New York this Mother’s Day! It’s a festival that celebrates the diversity of Japanese culture through food, activities, and performances … Continue reading The 12th Annual Japan Day @ Central Park 🗓 🗺
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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 🗓 🗺
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Discover ORINIGIRI, a Combo of Origami and Onigiri at RESOBOX Chelsea 🗓 🗺

ORINIGIRI Workshop Sunday, February 18 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. RESOBOX Chelsea – 203 W. 20th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) Admission: $10 RESOBOX Chelsea presents a new type of art and a new way of eating with the ORINIGIRI Workshop. ORINIGIRI combines the fun features of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, and onigiri, the quintessential Japanese snack of rice balls. Recommended … Continue reading Discover ORINIGIRI, a Combo of Origami and Onigiri at RESOBOX Chelsea 🗓 🗺