Thursday, April 16, 2015

Roosevelt Island Historical Society Cherry Tree Blossom Walk April 25 - The Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossoms Will Be Beautiful, Some Already Are Blooming

It's getting close to that time of year when the Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossoms are in bloom

Roosevelt Island Cherry Tree Row By Goldwater Hospital now Cornell Construction Site Seen From Tram in 2012

and the annual Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) Cherry Blossom Walk:
Image From RIHS

Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Annual Cherry Blossom Walk
Saturday, April 25, 2015
11 a.m.
Meet at the RIHS Visitor Center Kiosk
Tram Plaza, Roosevelt Island
Suggested Donation $10-
r.s.v.p. to or 212-688-4836
Cornell Tech's Director of K-12 Education Jane Levitt reports that some of the Roosevelt Island Cherry Trees are blossoming now and tweets:
These Cherry trees are on the Queens side of Roosevelt Island next to Capobianco Field opposite PS/IS 217.

UPDATE 4/17 - Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Social, Cultural & Educational Committee Chair Lynn Strong-Shinozaki adds:
Saturday, 4/25 Cherry Blossom Walking Tour and Festival: Picnic, Food & Fun in Southpoint Park, plus Japanese Music and Dance at FDR Memorial.

Meet Island neighbors at a Community Picnic at Southpoint Park
Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 am
Bring a blanket, food and fun

See You There!!

Fourth Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Roosevelt Island Historical Society

11:00am - 1:00pm Cherry Blossom Walk

Meet at the Visitor Center Kiosk at Tram Plaza

Suggested donation $10

Southpoint Park
11:00am - Community Picnic (bring your own food and blanket)

FDR Memorial Four Freedoms Park
1:00 pm Shamisen (Kicho Kai) Japanese String Ensemble
1:30 pm Japanese classical Dance (IchiFuji-kai Dance Association)

2:00 pm Samurai Swordsmanship (Iaikai)
2:25 pm Karate (JKA Karate Shiroma)

3:05 pm Koto (Masayo Ishigure and Koto Shamisen Ensemble)
3:40 pm Japanese blues (Kayo Yoshioka of Neo blues maki)
4:15 pm Japanese Taiko Drummers (Sohdaiko)

Gallery RIVAA (527 Main Street)
3:00 pm Japanese Ink Painting Workshop (open to all ages)
4:25 pm Gerald Starlight (Japanese flute)

Produced by The Roosevelt Island Residents Association