NY Cherry Blossoms in Sakura Park

NY Cherry Blossoms in Sakura Park

Sakura Park, located on Riverside Drive next the Riverside Cathedral and across the street from Grant’s Tomb, was the site of a huge party in 1909 commemorating the 100th anniversay of Fulton’s Historic Steamboat Cruise up the Hudson River. For the celebration the Japanese were going to present the city with 2,000 Sakura Trees, Sakura means Cherry Blossom in Japanese. Ironically the steamer carrying the trees was lost at sea. They made the delivery again in 1912 and the trees were planted in Riverside and Sakura Park where they were in full bloom today.

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, Grants Tomb

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, Riverside Cathedral

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, Grants Tomb

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, Riverside Cathedral

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, Riverside Cathedral

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, International House

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, International House

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, International House

NY- Sakura Park Cherry Blossoms, International House


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  1. suzanne harvey

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    how do i get permission to use photo

    15 Mar
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    Hi Suzanne, I tried to email you but got back an auto response(below).

    “I apologize for this automatic reply to your email…To control spam,…

    Is that for real? Let me know.
    Chris

    15 Mar

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