You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday April 29 - Japanese Tea Ceremony, Music, Dance, Samurai Sword Performance, Cultural Fair & More
The Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival
takes place Saturday, April 29. According to the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA):
Travel to Japan when you attend The Third Annual Cherry Blossoms Festival, featuring multiple Japanese cultural, food and picnicking activities, on Roosevelt Island on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Full Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival schedule is here.
World class music performances will take place from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at FDR Four Freedoms Park.
All activities are FREE and open to the public.
- Special activities for children: origami, calligraphy, face painting
- Traditional Japanese food for purchase
- Folk and classical Japanese music performances
- Women dressed in kimonos and men wearing traditional Japanese clothing
- Traditional tea ceremony.
Savor a wine tasting and food pairing at Gallery RIVAA (527 Main Street), from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
"The Roosevelt Island Residents Association welcomes neighbors and visitors alike to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom trees and experience diverse aspects of Japanese culture," said Lynne Strong-Shinozaki, Chair of the Social, Cultural and Educational Services Committee of the local association.
DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F subway train to Roosevelt Island. (No Manhattan-bound subway service.) Walk south along the promenade.
The Roosevelt Island Residents Association represents the interests of its members in all matters that develop policy affecting Roosevelt Island and its residents, and also ensures the quality of life in our community is maintained and improved.
For more information, please visit www.riraonline.com.
Some scenes from 2016 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
Have a good time.