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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Scenes From 2016 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival - Japanese Tea Ceremony, Music, Dance, Food & Culture


The Sixth Annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival took place yesterday at several locations around the Island.
The 2016 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival began with a Tea Ceremony at Manhattan Park's Central Park 

Images By Lynn Strong-Shinozaki

and the Roosevelt Island Parents' Network Picnic
 
 Image From Eva Bosbach

followed by Music, Dance and Martial Arts performances at the Manhattan Park Theater Club Plaza
hosted by Master Of Ceremonies Jim Luce.

Here's some of what happened at yesterday's Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.


A Yosakoi dance by Roosevelt Island kids,



more dance,
A video posted by ScottyP (@scottpiro) on

and Gerald Starlight playing Sakuhachi (Japanese flute) at the Gallery RIVAA.



After the performances, Roosevelt Island kids got a close up view of the Japanese instruments.

Images From Roosevelt Island Parents' Network Coordinator Eva Bosbach

Also, the Roosevelt Island Japanese community


shares these pictures taken at the Manhattan Park Theater Club Plaza and Gallery RIVAA during the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival.


It was a fun day.

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