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Matsuri NYC Fall Fest

Sunday, October 23, 2022
12 – 4PM

Presented by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York (JFDINY)

Matsuri NYC Fall Fest celebrates Japan and NYC with an all day Japanese cultural festival, featuring traditional performing arts and fun cultural activities for the whole family! Enjoy performances by JFDINY’s own Minbuza (Japanese Folk Dance), Samurai Sword Soul (Traditional Sword Fighting), Natsumi Yuzu (Shamisen) 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 the day will be the Bon Odori, a traditional Japanese Summer event where everyone joins in and dances together! Come to Matsuri NYC Fall Fest and let’s celebrate NYC!

Matsuri NYC Fall Fest is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC. Additional funding by GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC, which is made possible with support from Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series and the Thompson Family Foundation, administered by City Parks Foundation in collaboration with Mov!ng Culture Projects and Partnerships for Parks. Logistical support provided by our partnering organization, The Friends of Corlears Hook Park.