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TORO NAGASHI

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In the middle of the summer, on the last day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar, and also at the end of the year, in some Shinto Shrines takes place a purification ritual with origins in a very old Japanese story.

The legend says that Susanoo-no-Mikoto, kami (god) of sea and storms, as thanks for the hospitality, taught a man how to get rid of an epidemic that broke out in his village, by tying around the waist a ring of woven grass. That’s how the Chinowa ritual got started, and today it signifies purification and clearing of bad luck.

We invite you to walk along to  experience a tree bath and go through the Chinowa to enter the exhibit. Located at the north west corner of Kennedy Plaza.  
 

Toro Nagashi Art  Installation by Artist Rosa Goeller

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    Sun, Feb 05
    Long Beach Pubic Library
    Feb 05, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Long Beach Pubic Library, 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561, USA
    A Celebration of the Lunar New Year of 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, featuring a Taiko Drum Troupe performance by members of the RYU SHU KAN Japanese Arts Center, and a performance by the Children's Lion Troupe from the Chinese Center on Long Island.
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  • Tribute to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Etta James
    Sun, Feb 19
    Long Beach Public Library
    Feb 19, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Long Beach Public Library, 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561, USA
    Emilie Surtees Trio celebrates the music of these Black Artists. Emilie has been performing for over 10 years & appeared on the Main Stage of BB Kings Blues Club in NYC's Times Square, at The Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, at The Cutting Room, at The City Winery, at Cafe Wha?in the village.
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  • 2022 Women in the Arts
    Thu, Mar 30
    Allegria Hotel Grand Ballroom
    Mar 30, 7:00 PM
    Allegria Hotel Grand Ballroom, 80 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561, USA
    Recognition and Awards to women who have supported and contributed to the arts scene in Long Beach, NY, Nominations have been completed. Ceremony to be held ion March 30, 2023
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  • Art of Wellness 2023
    Wed, Apr 19
    Location is TBD
    Apr 19, 7:00 PM – Apr 23, 7:05 PM
    Location is TBD
    Annual celebration of health and healing.
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  • Barrier Beach Blues and Art Festival Weekend
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Americana Blues Music performances and Art over a weekend 2022
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  • AIP "Share Your Art" Networking
    Time is TBD
    Long Beach
    Time is TBD
    Long Beach, 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561, USA
    "Share Your Art" segment with local artists -- as well as announcement of future projects.
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  • Storytelling Workshop
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
    A six-week two-hour per week workshop in developing a story and structuring it for potential performance.
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