Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Mill Street Entrance, Belleville + Prudential Concert Grove, Clifton Avenue Entrance, Newark
Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, a crafter’s marketplace, food and more.
The celebration continues at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center and the Prudential Concert Grove.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00am – Brick City Jazz Orchestra
12:00pm – Welcome Ceremony
1:00pm – Cobu Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe
2:00pm – Sawai Koto Academy
3:00pm – Samurai Sword Soul
4:00pm – Newark School of the Arts Dance Workshop
CULTURAL TRADITIONS TENT
11:00am – How to Make and Use a Durama Good Luck Doll
11:30am – Blackbird Gallery Cherry Blossom Painting Demonstration
1:00pm – Japanese Classical Dancers from Sachiya Ito & Co.
1:30pm – Sushi Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada
2:00pm – Ikebana Flower Arrangements with Madam Nobuko Novak
3:30pm – Sushi Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada
4:00pm – How to Wear a Kimono Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada
PRUDENTIAL CONCERT GROVE
11:00am – Island Music Steel Drums
3:00pm – Big Jersey Crooners
For more information, please visit the Essex County Parks website.