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Every year Japan Day @ Central Park celebrates Japanese culture, art, tradition, and food at Central Park. This event is designed to introduce the Japanese culture to New Yorkers and to connect with the local Japanese community. This year, Japan Day is organizing the first-ever Japan Parade. The year 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the visit of the Japanese mission led by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Iwakura Tomomi in 1872, which resulted in the remarkable development of Japan-U.S. relations, including the establishment of the consulate in New York. This year also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the introduction of baseball to Japan from the U.S., which remains very popular to this day. In New York, ethnic groups from around the world have long held parades to showcase the rich culture and lifestyles of their communities. The Japan Parade will be the first parade in New York to honor the Japanese people and their heritage.

The parade will take place along Central Park West between 81st Street and 68th Street (Heading south towards 68th Street). Make sure to stop by the Japan Street Fair from 1-4:30pm at 67th Street between Columbus Ave​ and Central Park West.

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Along Central Park West between 81st Street and 68th Street

Upper West Side, NY

  • Standard hours: Summer, 9am-7:30pm; Fall, winter, spring, 10am-5pm

  • As one of America’s greatest works of art and the nation's first public park, Central Park has become the most famous and beloved urban park in the world. The park is open daily from 6am-1am, with FREE entry for everyone since 1858.

    Central Park is the 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and designated New York City's first scenic landmark in 1974. 

    Covering 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, there's no one way to get to Central Park. The Park covers the land from 59th Street to 110th Street between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West (Eighth Avenue).