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Celebrate Spring at Flushing Meadows Cherry Blossom Festival

By Katie Honan | April 16, 2015 5:17pm
 The 11th annual festival features entertainment around the cherry blossom grove. 
Celebrate Spring at Flushing Meadows Cherry Blossom Festival
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CORONA — Spring has finally arrived, and you can celebrate it this Saturday at the annual cherry blossom festival at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. 

The 11th annual Sakura Matsuri fesitval is co-sponsored by the Parks Department and the Japanese American Association, and it will feature live entertainment, including singing and dancing, officials said. There will also be a parade through the park.

A new donated tree will also be planted at the park, according to the Parks Department, to let even more flowers bloom along the Grand Central Parkway.

The event runs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cherry Tree grove, near the New York State Pavilion.

Cherry blossoms have also bloomed across the city, including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

For more information about the event on April 18, visit the Parks Department's website.