The 15th Annual Passport to Taiwan Festival is organized by the Taiwanese American Association of New York (TAANY). At the festival, attendees can enjoy famous Taiwanese night market foods, a flavorful tea selection, and can purchase unique Taiwanese crafts. There will also be performances of Taiwanese aboringal music and dance. The TAANY hosts several events throughout the year ranging from lectures to cultural performances to promote a cultural exchange with the Taiwanese and New York community.
Location: Union Square Park North, 201 Park Ave S.
(at E. 17th St.), New York, NY 10003
Japan Day at Central Park is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture with the New York community. Like traditional Japanese festivals, there will be Japanese food tents, activity tents and stage performances displaying a wide range of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The activity tents will have origami, yo-yo fishing, kabuki face painting, and calligraphy. There will also be traditional Japanese foods throughout the festival such as okonomiyaki, onigiri, gyoza, and ramen. This year, Japan Day is celebrating its 10th annual event! The Annual Japan Run, a 4 mile run around Central Park, will start off Japan Day with raffle drawings and an award ceremony for the top runners.
Location: Bandshell, Central Park
(Entrances at 69th St. And 5th Ave.)