Moon Festival

  • September 29, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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Moon Festival

The moon will become full Saturday at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.


Tea and moon cakes are the main dish of this festival. Traditionally on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather around to enjoy the moon cake and tea drinking, as well as admiring the bright harvest moon. Accompanying with the celebration, additional cultural activities are also being practiced by people from different places such as carrying lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns, fire dragon dance, poetry and singing competition and etc...

Please join me for a roof top Moon Festival @ 8pm.
Bring nimble to share and lanterns, hopefully not too much wind we can light the lanterns with candle.

Mei

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Mei hosted her guests in her lovely apartment that was aglow with colorful lanterns. She took us up to her rooftop with its view of the rooftops of Tribeca and the Empire State Building to look for the moon. During the evening, she served her guests several kinds of delicious tea and various foods traditional to Moon Festival. She told us stories she knew from her childhood about Moon Festival. It was a memorable way to celebrate!

    September 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mei, I'll be there with my +1 (& snacks) around 9PM. Thank-you for inviting us! It's a beautiful, cool, autumn night out there now. -Marci

    September 29, 2012

  • Mei C.

    Moon festival was my favorite festival of all when I was a kid.

    September 27, 2012

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