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Three people drumming on a large Taiko drum, next to a closeup of pink cherry blossoms

Rescheduled: Taiko Drumming in the Cherry Blossoms

This event has been rescheduled to April 24 due to rain.

Come celebrate Japanese culture amongst the Arboretum’s beautiful cherry blossoms, with Taiko drumming by Karen Young and KASA Taiko, and calligraphy and Japanese games by the Showa Boston Institute. The Taiko drumming will be taking place from 6:00-6:30, with Showa activities before and after. Seating for the performance will be on the ground, but you are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on.

Accessibility: This program will take place on mowed grass in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection.

Audience: This event is appropriate for all ages.

Inclement weather policy: Participants will be notified via email at least 24 hours in advance if a program needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be notified by phone if a program must be cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. Click here to view our full inclement weather policy. If you have questions about the status of a program, please email or call the Visitor Center desk between 10:00am and 4:00pm at (617) 384-5209.

Registration: Registration is not required for this event but helps us to plan.

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Apr 24 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Bradley Rosaceous Collection

By subway

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Exit through the door marked “Arnold Arboretum,” cross Washington Street, and walk up Arborway. Enter the Arboretum through Forest Hills Gate on your left and continue for a tenth of a mile to the intersection. The Bradley Rosaceous Collection will be on your right.

By bus

Take the #39 bus to the Forest Hills MBTA station. Cross Washington Street and walk up Arborway to the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate on your left. Enter the gate and continue for a tenth of a mile to the intersection. The Bradley Rosaceous Collection will be on your right.

By car

There is public parking on Arborway by Forest Hills Gate, including designated accessible spots. Forest Hills Gate is just a few minute walk from the Bradley Rosaceous Collection.