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