Branch Brook Park

Bloomfest!

April 24, 2016
11:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Mill Street Entrance, Belleville + Prudential Concert Grove, Clifton Avenue Entrance, Newark

Cost: FREE!

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

MAIN STAGE
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