This year marks the 10th annual Japan Day @ Central Park. The mission of Japan Day is to show the local Japanese community’s appreciation toward their home city, New York; to build bridges of cultural understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S.; to facilitate stronger grassroots connections within the Japanese local community.
2016 marks my 8th year managing the festival. Each year brings new activities, food and stage events. This year’s festival is on Sunday, May 8th in Central Park’s Bandshell and Rumsey Playfield! The day starts at 8am with a 5k run. At 9am, the activity, tea and snack tents open. This year, there are a number of ‘tech tents’ to experience, as well as traditional activities that have been at Japan Day since its inception. The stage show starts at 10:30am in Rumsey Playfield. At 11:30am, the infamous food tents open and are ready to serve a variety of complimentary Japanese cuisine!
See you there!