When Will The Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossoms Bloom? Hopefully In Time For Roosevelt Island April 13 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival And April 20 Walking Tour
A reader asked:
When do the cherry trees blossom this year?
I've seen them in the past and it was a very pretty sight.
Roosevelt Island Cherry Tree Row By Goldwater Hospital Seen From The Tram in 2012
I asked Roosevelt Island HIstorical Society (RIHS) President Judy Berdy, who provides the annual Roosevelt Island Magnolia Blossom and Cherry Tree Blossom walking tours, that same question. Ms. Berdy replied:
Usually between April 15 and April 30. Hopefully.Ms. Berdy adds:
Due to extensive damage to Coler Hospital grounds and Lighthouse Park our annual Magnolia Tour has been canceled this year.Take a virtual Roosevelt Island Cherry Tree Walk now.
We regret this cancellation. The Cherry Blossom Tour will operate on April 20th.
You Tube Video of Roosevelt Island Cherry Tree Row Walk
Also, don't forget that the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) is sponsoring a Cherry Blossoom Festival on April 13:
Team ABE will be stationed at a table at the 2013 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival!RIRA President Ellen Polivy adds:
Come enjoy a day of Japanese culture, vendors, and performances, and stop by our table to say hello, pledge, donate, buy tickets to future events, and more!
Sat. April 13th Cherry Blossom FestivalHere are some scenes from the 2012 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.
Our Third Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for under the Cherry Trees in front of Goldwater Hospital. The vendor organization Japan Block Fair will provide food and vendors. From 10:00am-7:30 pm Rain or Shine our promenade leading to Southpoint Park will teem with wonderful Japanese food and fare. Performances will take place at Four Freedoms Park. You will be able to hear the music you have enjoyed with some wonderful new additions. If the weather is bad everything comes inside. If you are interested in working on the committee or volunteering please contact us at