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Mon 16 Jan (MLK Day), Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival 2017
January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm| $8
THE BROOKLYN JAPANESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY JANUARY 16TH (MLK DAY).
This year’s program includes a Shamisen (Traditional Japanese Sitar) performance, traditional New Year folk dances, the famous Lion Dance called the Shishimai, Mochi pounding and more.
You won’t be disappointed by the Food Court this year as we added more food and vendors. Japanese fried chicken, savory soups, rice balls, gourmet donburi and 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+.
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.
Date: January 16, Monday (MLK Day)Time: 12pm – 4pm
Venue: Roulette (http://www.roulette.org)
Address: 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Ticket Price: Free for children under 2
– Advance: Adults (21+) $15 /kids $8
– Door: $18/$10
Shamisen performance by Sumie Kaneko
Live Giant Calligraphy performance by Taisan Tanaka
Traditional Japanese New Year’s Dance performance featuring the Shishimai by Minbuza
– Admission will be limited this year to avoid any large crowds like last year. Make sure to get advance tickets.
– Limited Stroller and Coat Check available (self check). Venue is not responsible for lost items
The festival is organized by BJAFA, Brooklyn Japanese American Family Association.
BJAFA Event Committee