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#RooseveltIsland is ringed almost entirely by cherry trees so we celebrate with a Cherry Blossom Festival. 👘 pic.twitter.com/QWmEFOccbw— Melissa A. Wade (@Honeybee22274) April 30, 2016
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.Iaikai Dojo from @RESOBOX performed Iaido (samurai swords) at Roosevelt Island Sakura Matsuri. pic.twitter.com/QXo1yL17QM— Hiroko Miyashita (@hirolyn_ny) May 1, 2016
Cherry Blossoms Festival @ Roosevelt Island with Dr. Kazukosan and the amazing Jim Luce as our… https://t.co/Etmh6ojTLu— Esther Yang (@estheryangny) May 1, 2016
Here's some of what happened at yesterday's Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.
A little flavor of today's Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival: https://t.co/PvQisFj8FN— Nick Turner (@SFNick) May 1, 2016
A Yosakoi dance by Roosevelt Island kids,
#rooseveltisland #cherryblossomfestival - no sound for middle dance clip, oops/sorry (cc… https://t.co/Y7lduYNzrv— ScottyP (@scottpiro) April 30, 2016
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.