NEW PALTZ BON-ODORI FESTIVAL

In Japan from August 13th through 15th we observe Obon which is the Buddhist custom of remembering and reconnecting with our ancestors and family. Around that time each community gets together to celebrate Obon by dancing together.

The event will take place on Sunday, August 7th or August 14th (rain date) from 1pm – 9pm in Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz to promote WORLD PEACE / NO NUCLEAR ACTIONS with the rhythm of traditional Japanese steps.

There will be lots of food vendors, crafts, games, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese cultural presentations, folk music, and exhibitions by Green Living institutions and Peace and Anti-Nuclear organizations.

To learn more about Bon-Odori you can visit the following web sites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Festival

http://ch.yahoo.co.jp/toshima/index.php?itemid=12

http://player.video.search.yahoo.co.jp/video/bc05e0e25f1f371c144d20e123dae12d?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltnVz0N6kZ8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYye1dbRCbM&feature=related

 

We need your help to make this BON-ODORI FESTIVAL the best it can be.  If you are interested in volunteering, or know of community groups who would like to participate, or organizations that can sponsor this event, I’d really love to hear from you.

Let’s Dance,

Youko Yamamoto

BON-ODORI MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL

– The Next Steps to World Peace Committee

 

BASIC INFO

LOCATION :
NEW PALTZ, NY

SCHEDULE :
Start Date :08/07/2011
End Date :08/07/2011

08/07/2011 - 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

FEE(S)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Livia Vanaver, Vici Danskin, Carol Robins, Kathy Sheldon, Misha Fredericks, Toko Sono, Elizabeth McGovern, Shiloh Vanaver, Carl Welden, Christopher Singh, Marc Greene, & Youko Yamamoto COLLABORATORS: Arts for Peace, Unison Arts Center, & New Paltz International Exchange Association SPONSORED by Chronogram, Roll Magazine, WKZE, PDQ, New Paltz Karate Academy, & Gomen-Kudasai (as of 6/25)

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