BROOKLYN JAPANESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2017 presented by BJAFA

Monday, January 16, 2017. 12:00 pm

BROOKLYN JAPANESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2017 presented by BJAFA

Monday, January 16, 2017. 12:00 pm
Come ring in The Year of the Rooster Japanese style in Downtown Brooklyn! The sound of shamisen and traditional folk dances will shake your body+soul awake and our mouth-watering selection of Japanese fried chicken, savory soups, rice balls, donburi and gourmet Japanese treats will nourish you inside out!  Family crafts, try-your-own calligraphy and New Year’s games will be available for all. The Roulette bar will be open for those 21+ looking to add a little buzz to their afternoon. The Program includes the Shamisen player Sumie Kaneko, Live Giant Calligraphy by Taisan Tanaka and Traditional Japanese New Year’s Dance including the Shishimai dance (the Lion Dance) by Minbuza. A silent auction benefiting BNG aka Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen (Brooklyn Japanese School) will be held on the 2nd floor, with a selection of Japanese designer purses and bags. One entry ticket gets you all the shows, mochi-pounding, arts+crafts activities. Come celebrate with us!
Program:
12:30 – Shamisen performance by Sumie Kaneko
1pm – Mochi pounding
1:45 – Live Giant Calligraphy performance by Taisan Tanaka
2:15 – Mochi pounding
3pm – New Year Folk Dance by Minbuza
Limited Stroller and Coat Check available (self check)