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JAPAN PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

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August 30, 2019 through August 31, 2019

daily, 7-9pm.

Governors Island

New York Harbor

All Ages

FREE

Event description:

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.

Address: Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan
New York Harbor , NY 11231
Phone: 212-440-2200
Website: govisland.com

About Governors Island

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

OUR MISSION:

THE FRIENDS OF GOVERNORS ISLAND IS THE INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT THAT SUPPORTS GOVERNORS 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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