Join Four Freedoms Park in celebrating the Roosevelt Island Community Cherry Blossom Festival featuring Traditional and Modern Japanese Performances and Cultural Fair. The schedule includes:
Traditional Tea Ceremonies at Southpoint Park, Roosevelt Island; tea will be served on a first come, first-served basis.
Picnics and traditional Japanese food vendors under the Cherry Blossom promenade on the west side of Roosevelt Island.
12:00-3:00 pm: Japanese Cultural Fair at Gallery RIVAA
12:30- 5:00 pm: Performances at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park include:
-Shamisen (Kicho Kai) Japanese String Ensemble
-Japanese classical Dance (IchiFuji-kai Dance Association)
-Koto (Masayo Ishigure and Koto Shamisen Ensemble)
-Japanese blues (Kayo Yoshioka of Neo blues maki)
-Roosevelt Island Japanese Association Youth Dancers
-MSTDA Community Dancers
-Soh Daiko (Drummers)
Free; No registration required
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The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) promotes and defends the interests of the residents for a better quality of life on Roosevelt Island, NY.
"RIRA is critical in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for all Roosevelt Islanders. RIOC, its Board of Directors, the local politicians and the media acknowledge RIRA as the voice of this community by virtue of the fact that its members include the entire population of the Island and, most importantly, its delegates on the Common Council are elected to those positions every two years," said former President Matthew Katz.
The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) was incorporated as a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation in 1977.