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May 5 — 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Photo Op with Dignitaries

Photo and Interview Opportunities with Dignitaries


Mr. Koji Abe, Deputy Chief of Mission, New York Consulate of Japan
Joe Koessler, Honorary Consul-General of Japan
Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls/ Music is Art
Paula Hinz, Co-Chairman, Buffalo Cherry Blossom FestivalWHAT:
Celebrating the 5th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Japanese Garden in Delaware Park
Mobile Stage / Parking Lot Entrance
1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216

This year’s Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off on May 2, and runs through May 6. It features activities for all ages, from a Music Day to a Family Day. For a full schedule, please visit: https://www.buffalocherryblossomfestival.org/

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Mentholatum, and to the following generous supporters for making this festival possible (in alphabetical order): Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Lockhouse Distillery, Music is Art, North Park Theatre and The Buffalo History Museum.

All of the net proceeds that are raised from the Cherry Blossom Festival benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy in the care and maintenance of the Japanese Garden.


About the Friends of the Japanese Garden

The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park, which is maintained by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC). Its cherry tree orchard is situated in a picturesque location; the Statue of President Lincoln, which sits atop the portico of The Buffalo History Museum, gazes out into the orchard with Mirror Lake providing a frame for this colorful, yet peaceful garden. Learn more at: http://www.buffalocherryblossomfestival.org

The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is organized by The Friends of the Japanese Garden, a volunteer organization that supports Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s goal of caring for the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park. All net proceeds raised from the Festival are used to preserve and enhance the special nature of this garden.

About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of over 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. The park system was designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, 150 years ago and today, more than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park System annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. Since 2004, necessary maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the groundbreaking public/private agreement between the City of Buffalo, Erie County and The Buffalo Park Conservancy. The Conservancy is a membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed landscape in the Greater Buffalo area. Learn more: www.bfloparks.org.

The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes:

Six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware/Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway
Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond
Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony.

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