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Mid-Winter Party for the Cherry Blossom Festival

Even though I feel that this time of year is a lot closer to spring (spring is one month away), it’s still a great time of year to celebrate the Buffalo Japanese Garden and its glorious Cherry Blossom Festival.

Each winter, Friends of the Japanese Garden gather together to enjoy incredible food and drink, and to support one of the city’s most inspirational cultural treasures. Money raised at the event is directed toward funding Cherry Blossom Festival initiatives that include maintenance, planting, restoration, and event coordination.

“The Cherry Blossom Festival spotlights Buffalo’s Japanese Garden by bringing visitors, attention and support to this Buffalo Gem,” said festival supporter Debi Johnson. “This year our major goal is to raise the funds to return the Torii Gate to the Japanese Garden. This gate was removed in 2014 when it deteriorated due to harsh weather. An improved weatherproof design is a part of the 2016 plan for maintaining integrity and beauty of the Japanese Garden.”

Mid-Winter Fundraising Party | 2016 Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival | February 21, 2016 | 2-5pm

Delicious Food by Martin Cooks, Live Music, a Silent Auction

The Parkside Lodge 84 | Parkside Avenue | Buffalo NY

Tickets are $30 pre-party reservation, $35 at the Door.

Questions: 716-445-4446 or

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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