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JAPAN PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

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  • Aug. 30, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2019 , daily, 7-9pm
  • Governors Island
  • Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Japan Performing Arts, Inc. is bringing the Japanese summer experience of Bon Odori dances to Governors Island. During the Obon summer holiday every August, people dance Bon Odori at festivals all over Japan. This Governors Island event is notable for bringing Japan’s Big Three Bon Odori dances into one venue, including Nishimonai Bon Odori from Akita, Gujo Odori from Gifu, and Awa Odori from Tokushima. Governors Island visitors will have hands-on Bon Odori dance sessions and more Japanese summer festival experiences here in New York.

About Governors Island

Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan

New York Harbor , NY

212-440-2200

  • Standard hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm

  • OUR MISSION:

    The Friends of Govenors Island is the independent nonprofit that supports the Island with volunteers, financial resources and advocacy.

    WHAT WE DO:

    • Work in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service
    • Run the Island’s volunteer and membership programs
    • Raise money to supplement public funding for the Island
    • Act as the Island’s champion at City Hall and the nation’s capital


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