Tanabata or the Star Festival is a Japanese festival on the July 7th, celebrating the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi (the stars Vega and Altair). According to the Chinese legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year.
Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York and Japanese American Association (JAA) of New York are hosting an in-person event to celebrate the Tanabata festival at 7:00pm on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
- Title: Amateur Astronomers Association Annual Tanabata Festival
- Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
- Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
- Place: Carl Schurz Park on the esplanade (enter at 84th to 89th Streets on East End Ave)
- URL: https://jaany.org/w/event/the-5th-annual-tanabata-festival%E3%80%80第5回七夕フェスティバル/
- Description: AAA will provide the telescopes to show the public the night sky and relay the folk tale at Carl Schurz Park on the esplanade (enter at 84th to 89th Streets on East End Ave). As food will not be provided, please bring your own obento, beverage and picnic blanket and enjoy a summer evening out in yukata.
Due to COVID and safety regulations issued by the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, please note that social distancing will need to be observed and masks are required.