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Saturday, April 21st, Roosevelt Island 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Set

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Saturday, April 21st, Roosevelt Island 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Set

The Common Council of the Roosevelt island Residents Association has organized the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival for April 21st. RIOC, Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance, FDR Four Freedoms Park and Gallery RIVAA pitch in. All events are free and open to the public.

Join your neighbors and visitors for Japanese cultural performances, food, a tea ceremony and picnics under the cherry blossoms.

Here is the announced line up:

11:00 am: Tea Ceremony at Southpoint Park
11:00 am: Community Picnics & Food Vendors at West Promenade, across from Cornell Tech
12 noon - 3:00 pm: Japanese Cultural Fair at Gallery RIVAA with Origami, Kimono Try-on and MORE!

12:30pm - 5:00 pm: Music & Dance Performances at Four Freedoms Park

  • Shamisen (Kicho Kai) Japanese String Ensemble
  • Japanese classical Dance (IchiFuji-kai Dance Association)
  • Koto (Masayo Ishigure and Koto Shamisen Ensemble)
  • The Molice
  • Japanese blues (Kayo Yoshioka of Neo blues maki)
  • Roosevelt Island Japanese Association Youth Dancers
  • MSTDA Community Dancers 
  • Soh Daiko (Taiko Drummers)
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