Early Summer Festival 2019, photo courtesy of Japan Performing Arts
Japan Performing Arts Early Summer Festival
May 28, 2022
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Lawn
The Hills - The Hills - Outlook Hill
Japan Performing Arts presents their free Early Summer Festival on Governors Island! Join in Nolan Park on May 28, for Japanese food vendors, performances, a playground area, kimono dressing demonstrations and workshops on Awaodori and Gujo Odori.
On June 17, Japan Performing Arts will perform “Gujo Odori” and “Nishimonai Bön Odori,” two of the Big Three Bön Odori dances of Japan, on top of Outlook Hill. These two dances are culturally distinguished with hundreds of years of history, therefore they are shown in wide variety of cultural occasions in Japan (i.e. not only during the summer obon timing). The scene of these Japanese dances on top of the Hill, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, will be a spectacular view.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.