Branch Brook Park

Bloomfest!

April 14, 2019
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!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MAIN STAGE
11:00am Soh Daiko
12:00pm Welcome Ceremony
12:30pm Yayoi Kubota with Sakura Dancers featuring Toshihiko Nakazawa & Saori Rodriguez
1:00pm Cobu Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe
2:00pm Sawai Koto Academy
3:00pm Samurai Sword Soul
4:00pm Drums of Thunder

CULTURAL TRADITIONS TENT
11:00am Drawings Demonstration by Pinot’s Palette
11:30am How to Wear a Kimono Demonstration
12:00pm Opening Ceremony – Main Stage
1:00pm Sushi Demonstration by Hideyo Yamada
1:30pm Drawings Demonstration by Pinot’s Palette
2:00pm Ikebana Society Demonstration
2:30pm Junko Fisher – Traditional Japanese Dance Performance
3:00pm How to Wear a Kimono Demonstration 
3:30pm Sushi Demonstration by Hideyo Yamada 
4:00pm Kuni Mikami & East of the Sun Jazz Group

PRUDENTIAL CONCERT GROVE (Southern Division)
11:00am NJPAC James Moody Jazz Orchestra led by Mark Gross
12:15pm Kuni Mikami Jazz Pianist 
2:30pm Sachiyo Ito & Company