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Early Summer Festival 2019, photo courtesy of Japan Performing Arts

May 28, 2022
12-6PM
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. 

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Getting to The Hills
20 Minutes from Soissons Landing 15 Minutes from Yankee Pier
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
May 28, 2022
Saturday
12:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Lawn
The Hills - The Hills - Outlook Hill