WHAT IS JAPAN DAY?

Japan Day @ Central Park is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids' Race. Like traditional Japanese summer festivals, it provides food and activity tents as well as a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture, including both traditional and contemporary performances. 

 Japan Day is officially supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club and many Japanese and American corporations. Since its establishment in 2007, this family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers with over 50,000 people attending each year, and we have been thrilled to watch Japan Day garner the praise of the public.

 

OUR MISSION:

1. Build bridges of cultural understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S.

2. Show the local Japanese community's appreciation towards their home city, New York

3. Facilitate stronger grassroots connections within the local Japanese community.


DATE

MAY, 2015

* Rain or Shine

LOCATION

BANDSHELL, CENTRAL PARK

 

ADMISSION

FREE

 


Thank you for a great 2014 festival. 

Please check back for 2015 information.