Ohana (お花 or "flowers") mi (見 or "look at") is a traditional festival in Japan to celebrate the arrival of spring. There is traditionally lots of eating, drinking, and chatting done under the beautiful cherry blossom trees.
This is our 8th Ohanami Festival in Cambridge. Hope to see you all there!
- When: April 27th starting around 11:30
- Where: At the cherry blossom grove in front of Walker Memorial and Wood Sailing Pavilion along the Charles river near MIT. If we move to a location with more blossoms, we'll update this page.
- Who: You! Feel free to bring family and friends!
What Should I Bring?
Ohanami is basically a picnic so bring things you would bring to a picnic.
The weather looks to be beautiful all weekend (65F/18C, sunny, and calm), but it will cool off at night, so plan accordingly! It would be a good idea to bring blankets or tarps to sit on. Also feel free to bring games, musical instruments, delicious things to eat or snack on and drinks to keep you hydrated. We'll be providing drinks as well.
In terms of alcohol: Be advised that this is a public place so please take care to be discreet. Obviously, that means no drinking out of marked bottles. If you bring booze, please transfer it into thermoses, cups, or other nondescript containers. We'll have sangria in coolers and cups.
Add things here if you're bringing them:
- Sangria [quite a lot] (Acetarium)
- Mulled Cider (Badassetarium)
Add things you're bringing here:
- Inari-sushi (November, feat. acetarium)
- Cheese, Crackers & Grapes (Ben Weeks)
- Whatever looks good at the Farmer's Market (Flourish + Nick)
- Whatever looks good at the Korean Market (ari)
- A bit of sausage and cheese, chocolate truffles (Erika)
- Big blue tarp (November)
- Lawn Scrabble (November)