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Fourth Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday, April 25, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

posted Apr 14, 2015, 6:38 AM by Admin Rira   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 7:52 AM ]
Celebrate the beauty of Roosevelt Island's spectacular cherry blossom trees with community events sponsored by Roosevelt Island Residents Association.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Cherry Blossom Walk, led by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society, beginning at RIHS Visitor Center Kiosk. Suggested donation $10.00.

The following events are FREE.

Southpoint Park 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Community Picnic. Bring your own food and blanket. Food and beverages will be sold at food trucks.

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 
3:00 pm Japanese Ink Painting Workshop (open to all ages) 
4:25 pm Gerald Starlight (Japanese flute)