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March 20 - April 16, 2017

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“Petal” to the Parks Bike Ride

The National Cherry Blossom Festival will continue to celebrate spring with the “Petal” to the Parks Bike Ride on Sunday, May 15th. Riders will gather at BicycleSPACE in Adams Morgan at 11:00 AM and set off to explore landmark greenspaces around our nation's capital including Rock Creek Park, the National Mall and Anacostia Park.


Events DC presents Cherry Blast

Every spring this vibrant gathering proves a popular combination of Japanese sights, sounds and tastes, and this year, the event creatively spotlights all things related to anime, cosplay and gaming. This April, the fun launches in a new location –in the heart of downtown DC —at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.


Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage

Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage - free performances daily


The 6821 Quintet – Pop Up Concert

Time: 12 – 1 PM Location: Union Station (Map) Cost: FREE Description: The 6821 Quintet was specifically assembled for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival by the Ryuji Ueno Foundation. Cleverly named to reflect the distance from Tokyo to DC, the group is comprimised Mayu Kishima (violin), Tim Park (cello), Meng Wang (viola), Mayumi Sakamoto (piano) […]


The 6821 Quintet – Pop Up Concert

Time: 4 – 5 PM Location: Reagan National Airport – National Hall level (Map) Cost: FREE Description: The 6821 Quintet was specifically assembled for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival by the Ryuji Ueno Foundation. Cleverly named to reflect the distance from Tokyo to DC, the group is comprimised Mayu Kishima (violin), Tim Park (cello), Meng […]


The 6821 Quintet – Pop Up Concert

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM Location: The Plaza at CityCenter – H Street NW between  9th and 10th (Map) Cost: FREE Description: The 6821 Quintet was specifically assembled for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival by the Ryuji Ueno Foundation. Cleverly named to reflect the distance from Tokyo to DC, the group is comprimised Mayu Kishima […]


Kimono fundraiser – kimono, gifts, jewelry, Art

Time: 12-4 PM Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 702 8th street NW Washington DC 20078 (map) Description A sale of Vintage Japanese kimono, new cotton Japanese kimono and kimono inspired gifts plus a sale and book signing of “Kimono- Vanishing Tradition” by co-authors Paul MacLardy and Tena Turner. Proceeds benefits the National Cherry Blossom Festival […]


Paint, Pasta & Philanthropy

Watch and interact with Shawn as he develops his canvas before your eyes. Have a cocktail or glass of wine at reduced Happy Hour prices or stay for a specially priced pasta dinner. The finished painting will then be auctioned, giving those present the opportunity to purchase an original work of art while making a donation to their charity of choice.


A family opera “Hansel and Gretel”

Opera Pomme Rouge (OPR), which was founded 2 years ago by Anna Etsuko Tsuri, who is an internationally experienced opera stage director, will be presenting their own shorter English version (45mins) of the family opera "Hansel and Gretel" at 6pm on March 27, 2016 at the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center.


GAMARJOBAT: A Shut Up (Silent) Comedy from Japan

Rock the silent comedy with two of the “100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World” according to Japanese-edition Newsweek magazine!