The 49th Annual

Moonviewing Concert


Hammond Gardens and Japanese Stroll Garden is hosting its annual Moonviewing concert on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  This is a tradition that was begun by Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966. The Japanese Stroll Garden, lit by paper lanterns, is a magical setting for this ancient custom, which every August brings together people and traditions of the East to the West.


The evening will begin with a tea ceremony introduction by Michael McKenna at 6:30pm.  Traditional Japanese music will be played in the garden. (weather permitting) at 8:30.

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Bon Odori Festival
Music, Dance, Fun

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the annual Bon Odori Festival so fun and exciting.  We were so fortunate to have a beautiful day.  The festival held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Westport's Jessup Green feature traditional Okinawen folk music by Junko Fisher, Taiko Drumming by NY Taiko Aikokai, and of course fun and elegant Bon Odori dancing.