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Cherry Blossom Grand Ball and Sushi Reception TICKETS

WE STILL HAVE A FEW TICKETS left for tonight's ball and we will sell these for $75 each, half price! If interested, immediately call 202 580-9775 or email and we will tell you how to buy them. We can't hold them, so don't delay.

Capping the April 5-11 week of Cherry Blossom Festival activities in Washington DC is the coronation Friday, April 10, of the US Cherry Blossom Queen at the Cherry Blossom Grand Ball and Sushi Reception--an elegant black tie affair, attended by Washington’s power elite, who gather together with guests from the States, Territories and International Embassies. This year it is being held at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from 6 pm to midnight.

You can buy the tickets through us BELOW to ensure that you sit among friends at a New Jersey table and with or near our NJ Princess Yasmin Rigney (so we can cheer her on as she is escorted down the red carpet!)

Tickets are $150 per adult and $75 for childen under 13. Questions, email or call 202 580 9775.


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The evening starts with guests being treated to a sampling of sushi, specially prepared by master Sushi Chefs of Japan. Each chef has extraordinary artful skills and will create a specialty for the guests, while guests are enjoying complimentary Sapporo Beer, Mu Sake and American Summit Sparkling & Still Water throughout the evening. A cash bar is also available for cocktails and other wines and beers.

With a special dinner call of the guests, the ballroom doors are officially opened, inviting guests to their tables for dinner and the entertainment program with the Princesses, family & friends, and dignitaries.

In a second and final special performance, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the gift of Dogwood Trees from the US to Japan, The Don Almas Group out of Tokyo, Japan, will be playing the song they have composed for the 100th Anniversary, celebrating the Dogwood Trees, along with a few of their other top hits.

Following the entertainment program & dinner, the Princesses are formally introduced during the Grand March by our MC, to center stage, preparing them for the much anticipated crowning. With a fateful spin, the Wheel of Fortune selects the princess who will serve as the 2015 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen during the 67th Anniversary year. For a few moments she wears the ceremonial Mikimoto Crown, a priceless Japanese work of art.

Once crowned, our 2015 United States Cherry Blossom Queen is traditionally invited to Japan to represent the United States in Japan’s 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival & Dogwood festivities.

The evening rounds out with gala guests dancing to live music—the sounds of Big Band Caliente—followed by a DJ playing top hits. Valet Parking is available on the premises, along with garage parking.