Cherry Blossom Festival Fairhaven [Townsquare Sunday]
The amazing story of a shipwrecked Japanese boy and a Fairhaven Sea Captain in the 1800s was celebrated on the SouthCoast with an event every spring. The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, May 5 from 11 to 4 at the site of the Whitfield-Manjiro Museum on Cherry St. in Fairhaven. Gerry Rooney, President of the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society joined Jim Phillips this week to discuss the festival, and the Society's impact both here and in Japan.
Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.
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With additional reporting by Cameron DaCosta.