Join Sen. Iwen Chu for a weekend of Mid-Autumn Festival activities. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Lantern or Moon Festival, takes place annually on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar.
This year, community members will celebrate the holiday on Sept. 29.
Chu, the first Asian American woman in the New York Senate, is planning many celebrations in collaboration with various Brooklyn community groups, including Better Chinatown USA and the Chinese American Sports and Community Service Association.
“It is important to maintain culture and traditions, especially for the next generation. I’m incredibly proud and honored to work with community groups to bring such joyous festivities to the community. It is my hope that everyone in Brooklyn can join the events and learn more about each other’s heritages,” said Chu in a press release. “I hope everyone enjoys the mooncake and has a fun and safe time with family and loved ones.”
The celebrations include traditional lantern riddles, Mid-Autumn-themed arts and crafts, a parade along Eighth Avenue, and basketball and volleyball tournaments. All residents of Brooklyn are invited to join and celebrate the holiday and cultural traditions.
Sunset Park Mid-Autumn Festival, in partnership with the Parent Child Relationship Association
- Location: 7th Ave + 43rd St
- Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Parade for Mid-Autumn Festival, in partnership with Better Chinatown
- Location: Stage on 62nd St. Parade starts from 65th St, march along 8th Ave towards 48th St.
- Time: 11:30am-2:30pm
Volleyball Tournament Location, in partnership with Larry Zhao’s organization
- Location: FDR Highschool and Leif Erikson Park
- Time: 8:30am-6:30pm.