SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 2019 11:00am to 4:00pm
Ma Riis Park, Harrison Westchester
1 Heineman Pl, Harrison, NY 10528
Rain or Shine
Early spring is “hanami” (viewing of the blossoms) in Japan , during which time most people will visit parks to gather with friends, for entertainment, and for a chance to unwind by surrounding oneself with nature, and good foods and drinks. With support from the Village of Harrison, we would like to recreate this seasonal event for the community, and provide its residents a chance to experience authentic Japanese foods and performances.
To show appreciation to the Village of Harrison, which has continuously welcomed and supported the Japanese community within their own, and to deepen the relationship and understanding of the residents and their cultures.
For Japanese people, especially for whom English is not their native language, and who generally tend not to be as active within the community, this is a great opportunity to become more involved by introducing Japanese foods and culture to the residents of Westchester.
· On-stage performances of traditional and modern Japanese dances, music and etc...
· Food vendors will be preparing and selling authentic Japanese food. Vendors will include local shops and restaurants, as well as those from NYC. Menu items will be mostly snack-sized portions, which can easily be enjoyed, at reasonable price.
· Game booths will be set up to introduce traditional Japanese games that children play at festivals.
Presenter: THE MATSURI INC. 祭
Special supporter: NPO Asian Society of Arts/ASA 501(c)(3), Town/Village of Harrison, Harrison Recreation Center
Sponsors: Oishinbo, ena, Restaurant Momiji
Supporter: Consulate General of Japan in New York
Event Date: Sunday May 5th, 2019 from 11am to 4pm, ( * Rain or Shine)
Venue: Ma Riis Park & Harrison Public Library, the venue is close to the train station
Address: 1 Heineman Pl, Harrison, NY 10528