Autumn Moon Festival @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Staten Island [23 September]

Autumn Moon Festival


303
23
September
12:00 - 15:00

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Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, New York 10301
Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese
calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event!

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden
$10 general admission | $8 students and seniors
Free for children under 5
Tickets available at: autumnmoon2017.bpt.me
Front photo credit: Lance Reha
Promotional support provided by the NYC & Company Foundation
Special thanks to the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden
Photo credit: Lance Reha

As is tradition, the New York Chinese Scholars Garden tells the story of Chang’e whose face supposedly appears on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar in conjunction with the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, a celebration dating back to at least 2000 B.C. The enduring celebration of Asian culture aligns with harvest festivals such as China’s Zhongqiu Jie, Japan’s Fukushima Autumn, Thailand’s Loy Krathong Festival and Vietnam’s Tet Trung Thu, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
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