The New York Buddhist Church



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331-332 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-678-0305
Fax: 212-662-4502

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:



New York Buddhist Church Celebrates Obon 2021 with Online Fundraising Events 

Beginning on Friday, July 9, 2021 through Obon Service on Sunday, July 11, 2021

New York Buddhist Church presents a series of celebratory and remembrance demonstrations and events 

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 O-Bon festival, or Bon Odori, a Japanese Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirits of ancestors, will be held virtually this year.  

It will feature online celebratory O-Bon dances and taiko drumming performances, fashion, food, origami demonstrations,

an interactive fan decorating workshop and a memorial Obon/Hatsubon church service on Sunday, July 11.

*Events will be broadcast on NYBC’s Facebook Page and YouTube channel 
 

TO REGISTER FOR SPECIAL EVENTS: please follow these steps

1) register using this online link (CLICK HERE)
2) PAY using the link below or send check to: 

New York Buddhist Church, 331 Riverside Drive, NY, 10025  *Attn: Obon 2021


Friday, July 9th
7 p.m. EST:
  “O-Bon History and Recollections” with Rev. Earl Ikeda, NYBC Resident Minister, and Hoshina Seki, president, American Buddhist Study Center; followed by  “Obon Fashion and Accessories” with Yukiko Sato

 7:30 p.m. EST:  “Decorate your own Uchiwa (hand fan) workshop” with Mikio Sakai*

 Saturday, July 10

 7 p.m. EST:  “Traditional O-Bon Dances” with Sahotae Tachibana of the New York Tachibana Dance School,  “Soh Daiko Performances” with traditional O-Bon festival taiko drumming, “Origami Creations” with Mariko Kato, and “Okonomiyaki Cooking Demonstration” with Karl Palma

Sunday, July 11

 11:30 a.m. EST:  “Special Memorial Obon/Hatsubon Church Service” led by Rev. Earl Ikeda, NYBC Resident Minister, joined by Rev. Cheryl Joko Ikemiya and Rev. Isabelle Shinjo Bernard.

*Except for the interactive Uchiwa hand fan workshop, all of the NYBC O-Bon festival virtual events will be free of charge.