Kings Bay YM-YWHA is throwing a Moon Festival Celebration in their Chinese Social Adult Day Care program. The event kicks off Wednesday, September 22, at 9:00 a.m. in the Kings Bay Y located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenue U and Avenue V).
The Moon Festival, called Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節) in Chinese, is one of the most important traditional holidays for the Chinese. It is also known as the mid-autumn festival, because according to the Chinese calendar, the moon is said to be the fullest and roundest on this day. It is celebrated by eating moon cakes outside with the full moon in the sky and by carrying brightly lit lanterns.
The Social Adult Day Care program is celebrating with traditional food, moon cakes, gifts for members and a karaoke competition. The celebration will last until 11:45 a.m.