With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, January 16, 2011

ACF 845: Event Reminder: Japan Society (NY) celebrates Japanese New Year's today

Japan's New Year's Day Celebration: Oshogatsu

Japan Society (NY) will celebrate the Japanese New Year's holiday today, Sunday, January 16th, 2011. There will be lion dancing (shishi-mai) accompanied by live taiko drumming (Gagaku court music in Session II only). Many traditional New Year's activities for children, including special New Year's calligraphy (kakizome), kite-making/flying (takoage), A funny face game (fukuwarai) and traditional rice pounding (mochi-tsuki), will also be featured.

Recommended for all ages.

There will be two separate celebration sessions:
Sunday, January 16, 2 PM — 3 PM - Session I
Sunday, January 16, 3 PM — 4 PM - Session II

$12 / $5 Japan Society members
Children ages 2 or under free
(Gagaku court music in Session II only)

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.

This event is a part of CelebrASIA NYC New Year’s Festivities for Families. Members of collaborating institutions (Asia Society, China Institute in America, The Korea Society and Rubin Museum of Art) can purchase member discounted tickets for this event by providing a promotional code. To purchase tickets using the promotional code, contact the Japan Society Box Office at 212-715-1258 during the box office hours.

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