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Inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival – April 23rd through May 4th, 2014

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The inaugural Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival, to be held at the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park, takes place Wednesday, April 23rd through Sunday, May 4th. The event will feature guest speakers, music, entertainment and more, and many of the events are free and open to the public.

Among the programs scheduled for the 12-day event is the Japanese Tea Ceremony on the Portico of the Buffalo History Museum, located near the Japanese Garden at 1 Museum Court (near Nottingham Terr.). The authentic ceremony will open the festival on April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The Cherry Blossom Gala, a creative pink and white tie fundraiser, will take place in the State Hall of the Museum on Friday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m.; open bar and dinner catered by Oliver’s is $150 per person.

Kids can join the fun with after-school activities at the Japanese Garden, Tuesday through Friday, April 29th through May 2nd. From 4 to 6 p.m. each day, there will be entertainers and activities in the garden and the Museum.

A full list of events for the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival can be found at

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