You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday April 30 - Japaneses Tea Ceremony, Music, Dance, Martial Arts, Cultural Fair, Sake Tasting & More
Image From RIOC
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) invites you to the 6th Annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday April 30. According to RIOC:
Sixth Annual Cherry Blossom Festival!Sayuri is the representative of the Japanese community on Roosevelt Island for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Sayuri shares these photos of preparation and practice for the Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.
You are invited to join the Roosevelt Island community for a festive day of events, celebrating the Cherry Blossoms in bloom and featuring an array of Japanese cultural activities. This free event will take place throughout Roosevelt Island, at various locations. For a detailed map, please visit.
Schedule of Activities:
11:00 AM: Tea Ceremony & Community Picnics (bring your own food and blanket) at Manhattan Park’s Central Park, 10-40 River Rd.
12:00 – 4:00 PM: Music, Dance, and Martial Arts Performances at Theater Club Plaza, 8 River Rd.
Westview Promenade Plaza
11:00 AM: Senior & Disabled Community Picnics
1:00 – 4 PM: Japanese Cultural Fair
5:00 – 6 PM: Sakuhachi (Japanese flute)
Island Wine & Spirits
4:00 – 7:00 PM: Sake Tasting
Practicing Yosakoi dance.
Girl with flower (for Yosakoi dance).
Kitsuke (Kimono wearing).
Sign of origami fishing
and Origami sample (how to make a samurai hat )
Here are some scenes from the 2015 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.