East River Moon Festival - New Amsterdam Market

Date: 09/30/12
Hours: 11am-8pm
Ages: ALL
South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip - 212-766-8688
New York, NY 10038

Description: The first annual East River Moon Festival will introduce market-goers to the traditional mid-autumn harvest celebrations that take place throughout East Asia on the full moon day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The day-long festivities will include a traditional lion dance performance, Asian-inspired market fare, a dumpling making workshop with chef Wai Hon Chu from Wholefoods Culinary Center, and lantern making for children with the Museum of Chinese in America. At sundown, from 6-8pm, there will be a community lantern-lighting gathering.