Jan 25, Sunday – BROOKLYN JAPANESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

Location Map:Littlefield NYC

【TICKETS TO BROOKLYN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR】

The Brooklyn New Year Festival is fast approaching! Advance tickets sold out a few days ago, and after discussion with the venue about capacity concerns and in order to secure the safety of advance ticket-buyers, tickets will no longer be available for purchase on the day of the event. We apologize to those of you who were planning to purchase tickets at the door. We wanted to ensure that all of our attending families, especially those with small children, will be able to safely enjoy our Festival. Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you at our next event!

Come ring in The Year of the Sheep Japanese style with us in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood!

The sound of taiko drums, Okinawan sanshin and traditional New Year’s dances will shake your body+soul awake and our mouth-watering selection of Japanese fried chicken, freshly pounded mochi, savory soups, vegetarian sushi, rice balls and gourmet cotton candy will nourish you inside out! Family crafts, traditional calligraphy and New Year’s games will be available for all. The Littlefield bar will be open for those 21+ looking to add a little buzz to their afternoon.

Performers include Biwanko, a kids-only taiko troupe, Ryukaji, an Okinawan sanshin group, Minbuza dancers from the Folk Dance Institute and Brooklyn karate kids alongside blackbelt karate masters from the JKA Brooklyn Takahashi Dojo.

One adult entry ticket gets you all the shows, mochi-pounding, arts+crafts activities and one raffle ticket to drop into one of ten baskets each overflowing with $1000+ worth of jaw-dropping goodies. Japanese foods, cases of beer, wine, sake, handcrafted artisanal furniture, museum membership, name brand fashion items, jewelry, electronics, makeup and much much more are included in each of the ten baskets. A silent auction awaits the seasoned bidder with exclusive items that must be seen to be believed. Kids tickets include all shows, arts+crafts and mochi pounding.

Food and activity tickets and Raffle tickets – Discounted rates available if purchased online beforehand!

Date:January 25, Sunday 12-4PM
Location:littlefield (http://www.littlefieldnyc.com)
Address:622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217(Map
Nearest Stations:Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R) 10 min walk
Carroll Street (F/G) 15 min walk/div>
Admission
Ticket Price: Adults (21+) $12 advance  (  includes 1 raffle ticket) , Kids $5
*Adult admission includes one raffle ticket
*Prices do not include service charge
*Admission and food tickets are nonrefundable
*Please present a copy of your receipt (for admission and food/raffle tickets) with a photo ID and the credit card used for purchase at the front desk on the day of the event.
*Stroller and Coat Check Available on site.
*No parking lot but street parking is available.

 

All advance admission tickets have been sold out. No more tickets available at the door.

 

BUY Food and Activity Tickets and Raffle Tickets Beforehand for the Best Deal

Performances & Activities

mochitsuki
MOCHI-POUNDING
Try your hand at mochi-tsuki, a New Year tradition that has been around over 800 years and pound freshly steamed mochi rice with our gigantic wooden mallet and traditional stone mortar and watch the rice turn into sweet mochi cake.
Time: 12-4PM
okame-hyottoko
TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR DANCE by Minbuza dancers
Minbuza dancers will don masks of the Okame and Hyottoko, legendary comical characters from Japanese folk tales, to celebrate the New Year.  Dancers will take both stage and floor and encourage guests to partake in traditional celebratory dances.
Time: TBD
biwanko
SUWA TAIKO DRUMMING by BIWANKO
Members of the NY Suwa Taiko Association and apprentices of Master Kurashima, this kids-only taiko troupe from NJ will drum up excitement and energy to lift our spirits to welcome the New Year.
Time: TBD

 

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JKA BROOKLYN KARATE 
Black-belted masters and karate kids will take the stage to showcase their karate chops and forms.
Time: TBD
okinawashamisen
OKINAWAN SANSHIN MUSIC by RYUKAJI
Ryukaji, a group of Okinawan sanshin players based in NYC, will delight and entertain us with their rendition of traditional Okinawan songs to celebrate the New Year.
Time: TBD
osyougatsuasobi
FAMILY ARTS+CRAFTS
There will be plenty to do for the artsy crafts type with traditional New Years games, Japanese calligraphy, making EMAs (traditional wishing plaques), and omikuji (Buddhist fortune telling).
Time: 12-4PM
FOOD+DRINK
Freshly pounded mochi, kenchin soup, California rolls, inari sushi, fried chicken, edamame, mandarin oranges, gourmet cotton candy, meatballs and sandwiches will be available for the foodies. The bar will be serving beer, sake, wine and cocktails.
Time: 12-4PM
RAFFLE
Ten thematically-arranged “collections” (beauty, fashion, kids, kitchen  electronics) will be raffled off during the event–make sure to get your raffle tickets! Each collection is worth about $1000! 
Time: TBD
HAPPY+LUCKY BAGS
As in Japan, we will offer the traditional New Year’s Happy+Lucky Bags for purchase. The bags will be chock full of gift certificates and high-end merchandise. Come see for yourself and find out how happy and lucky you are!
Time: TBD