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Cultural Event

New York, NY

Japan Fun Fest

Time & Location

September 12, 12pm – 4pm
Corlears Hook Park (New York, NY)

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for August 22, but has been postponed to September 12 due to the inclement weather of Hurricane Henri.


Japan Fun Fest, presented by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York (JFDINY), celebrates Japan and New York City with an all day Japanese cultural festival, featuring traditional performing arts and fun cultural activities for the whole family. Enjoy performances by JFDINY’s Minbuza (Japanese Folk Dance), Samurai Sword Soul (Traditional Sword Fighting), and Taiko Masala (Taiko Drumming). While in our activities area, experienced teachers will lead children in a variety of fun Japanese arts and crafts such as origami, calligraphy, kendama, and kimono dressing. The finale of Japan Fun Fest will be the Bon Odori, a traditional Japanese Summer event, where everyone joins in and dances together. Come to Japan Fun Fest and let’s celebrate New York City!

Visit the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York website to learn more.

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

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