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September 23, 2017
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
$10; $8 students and seniors; free for children younger than 5
The annual Autumn Moon Festival features tours, traditional music and dance performances, martial arts and Tai Chi demos, as well as lessons in Chinese calligraphy. Asian-style food, including traditional dishes, will be available for purchase.
As is tradition, the New York Chinese Scholars Garden tells the story of Chang’e whose face supposedly appears on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar in conjunction with the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, a celebration dating back to at least 2000 B.C. The enduring celebration of Asian culture aligns with harvest festivals such as China’s Zhongqiu Jie, Japan’s Fukushima Autumn, Thailand’s Loy Krathong Festival and Vietnam’s Tet Trung Thu, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301
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