Long Island Celebrates the 4th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival

Location: Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Time: September 23rd, 2018 (Sunday), 12PM – 5PM

The 4th Long Island Annual Moon Festival (also as known as the Mid-Autumn Festival) is going to take place at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, the former Gold Coast estate of the W.R. Coe family. The festival will be filled with attractive traditional Chinese arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibitions, children friendly activities, pony rides, petting zoo, corporate sponsors and non-stop entertainment. 

Live entertainment, such as traditional dances and music, encompassing a variety of styles and genres, will be performed throughout the festival on the main stage. In particular, we have invited the Asian Cultural Symphony from New York City to play on stage. Most members of the orchestra are professional musicians who graduated from world renowned musical institutions, such as the New York Juilliard School. Some members have also played with major orchestras in the United States. The orchestra performed hundreds of times across the United State, including performing at New York Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, New York City Hall, the United Nations Headquarters, and the United States Capitol. 

The second part is Chinese traditional culture demonstration and festival games: Visitors will have more fun at different booths. They will get hands-on experience with traditional cultural activities, such as traditional paper cut arts, calligraphy, Chinese painting, Shadow Theater play, Chinese sugar painting and flour dough sculpture, and festival games that have been played over 1,000 years. Thousands of unique Chinese traditional handicrafts will be given away as prizes for interactive games. 

The third part of the festival is the Art Fair. It will be the biggest and most creative Chinese art event in Long Island area with fashion show. Over 30 local, national and international artists and exhibitors to showcase their original diverse and carefully curated selection of artworks. 

Sponsors will be on-site to provide an assortment of snacks. Festival food like the traditional moon cake will be available for purchase.

Admission fee: pre-sale $25 per car, all activities are included with admission
To buy tickets, please go to https://licaa.yapsody.com/event/index/301206/moon-festival-2018



About the Mid-Autumn Festival in Long Island:

The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000 years. This holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of summer harvest and the fullness of the moon. The Mid-Autumn Festival is often referred as “the Asian Thanksgiving” because of its spirit of gratitude and its inclusion of abundant food.

The Mid-Autumn Festival from 2015 to 2017 attracted several thousands of Long Island and metro New Year Area locals and tourists. This year, the festival will continue on a path of growth and prominence, with more people expected to attend the event. The 4th Long Island Annual Mid-Autumn Festival will be a great opportunity to experience the diversity and uniqueness of Asian festival celebration.