Japan Day is an annual event held in Central Park that celebrates Japanese culture in all its glory. What better time to mark the occasion than during the gorgeous spring period as cherry blossom trees are fully thriving in the city?!
Woohoo, May officially starts tomorrow and it’s safe to say that we’ve already gotten our hopes up for warmer days…although you can never be too sure with NYC’s extreme weather. It looks like the start of next week brings sunshine and solid temperatures above 65, which means its time to appreciate the beautiful outdoors and all the parks that the city has to offer. Speaking of parks, we have the perfect event coming up that’s slightly out of the box when it comes to a typical NYC plan.
Japan Day @ Central Park was first founded in 2007 as a way for the Japanese community of NYC to come together, appreciate their rich heritage and promote general understanding about their culture throughout the city. Over a decade later, this event has gathered support from the Mayor’s Office and several other important departments (such as Parks & Rec), making it a staple during the month of May. The main activity is the 4-mile Japan Run hosted by New York Road Runners, followed by several traditional Japanese festivities including: music + dance performances, Japanese bites and calligraphy/origami workshops. Get the family together for a fun Sunday afternoon!
Have a look at last year’s recap:
When: May 12th, 9:30am – 4pm
Where: Central Park Bandshell & Rumsey Playfield in CP. Entrance on 69th Street & Firth Avenue.