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A Japanese Spring

May 01, 2017

Spring is finally in full bloom, and as folks emerge in droves to enjoy the sunshine, we’re reminded of our city’s unique cosmopolitan status that makes New York one of the most culturally rich and diverse spots in the world. As a visitor to our hotel, you’ll no doubt want to spend time wandering the lush grounds of Central Park, and as you do, we want to remind you that Sunday, May 14, in New York is both Mother’s Day and Japan Day, which marks a major spring festival centered in Central Park’s Bandshell and Rumsey Playfield. At this celebration, you can get a feel for what it’s like to sit at the helm of one of Japan’s lightening-fast bullet trains, in a simulation that takes you through some of the most gorgeous scenery from the Land of the Rising Sun. Artisans will be on hand to teach the art of calligraphy and help you fashion swans almost as splendid as the blossoming momo and sakura flowers. And everyone will enjoy the authentic cuisine and music driving the vibrant, springtime vibe at this not-to-be-missed event.

Location: Central Park, main entrance on 69th Street and Fifth Avenue

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