Not Held at Japan Society – New Year’s Samurai Spectacle: Japanese New Year at the 14th Street Y

January 16, 2005
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The 14th Street Y Hosts “Japanese New Year’s Fair” featuring Samurai Sword  Performance, Rice Cake Pounding, Japanese Music and Dance, Tea Ceremony, Origami Folding, & More

New York City families are invited to the Japanese New Year’s Fair on Sunday, January 16 from 1 – 5 pm at the 14th Street Y. The celebration will feature Mr. Yoshi Amao performing “Japanese Samurai Sword Soul” accompanied by the shamisen (Japanese 3-string guitar) player Yumi Shindo and Ms. Misachi Aoki will delight attendees with traditional Japanese folk
dancing. Visitors can also participate in a traditional Japanese tea
ceremony and in ‘Mochitsuki’ or rice cake making, the tradition of pounding steamed sweet rice into a cake in a stone mortar with a large, wooden hammer. Other activities will include origami folding, a magic show by Cardon the Magician, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese inspired arts and crafts, and games for children.

WHAT: Japanese New Year Celebration Sponsored by The 14th Street Y, Featuring Samurai Sword Performance, Tea Ceremony,  Rice Pounding, Music, Dance and More

WHEN: Sunday, January 16, 1 – 5 pm

WHERE: The 4th Street Y is located at 344 East 14th Street
between First and Second Avenues and can be reached by taking the L Train to First Avenue or the 4,5,6,Q,N,R,or W trains to Union Square.

CONTACT: Susan Lyddon (212) 780-0800 ext. 224 or (917) 292-5864

TICKETS: Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Children under 3 are free. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance at the front desk of The 14th Street Y or with a credit card by calling (212) 780-0800 ext 221.

The 14th Street Y seeks to meet the needs of diverse constituencies, building a vibrant community that is an organic part of the East Village. The 14th Street Y welcomes its neighbors with innovative, high quality Jewish and other educational, cultural, artistic and social programs as well as recreational, social, and health and wellness activities for audiences of every age.

  • Sunday, January 16, 2005
  • 1:00 pm