Traditional Japanese Food and Music at Cherry Blossoms Festival on Roosevelt Island

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    When:
    April 29, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2017-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
    2017-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Roosevelt Island
    New York, NY 10044
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    Traditional Japanese Food and Music at Cherry Blossoms Festival on Roosevelt Island

    Saturday, April 29

    In the shadow of the groves of the sakura, or cherry blossom trees, the Roosevelt Island Residents Association is thrilled to welcome residents, friends and visitors to admire their beauty and bask in the joy of spring.

    Learn more hereand here

    11:00 am

    At South Point Park

    • Tea Ceremony & Community Picnics

    12 noon​ – 5:00 pm

    At  Four Freedoms Park​

    • 12:30 pm Opening Remarks
    • 1:00 pm Shamisen (Kicho Kai) Japanese String Ensemble
    • 1:30 pm Japanese classical Dance  (IchiFuji-kai Dance Association)
    • 2:00 pm Samurai Sword Performance (Iaikai)
    • 2:40 pm Koto (Masayo Ishigure and Koto Shamisen Ensemble)
    • 3:20 pm Japanese blues (Kayo Yoshioka of Neo blues maki)
    • 3:50 pm Japanese Folk Dances (RIJA Yosakoi Dancers)
    • 4:15 pm Community Folk Dance Lesson (sponsored by MSTDA)
    • 4:40 pm Japanese Taiko Drummers (Soh Daiko)

    1:00 pm ​- 3:00 pm

    At RIVAA Gallery​​

    • ​1:00 – 3:00 pm Japanese Cultural Fair
    • 3:00 – 4:00 pm Japanese Ink Painting Lesson
    • 5:00 pm Japanese Flute Shakuhachi Performance (Gerald Starlight)