Events


Charity Golf Tournament

It, golf lovers including an enthusiastic 100 players gives JAA members and guests a chance to compete for the best score and at the same time raise fund to support JAA Program.

JAA Golf Club for seniors and regulars

They have Monthly schedules from April to November.

The Annual Bazaar

Bazaar and bustling lunch café of homemade Japanese dishes is another very popular community event.

The Annual Holiday Dinner

It is another fundraising event where guest have a chance to learn new dance steps, hear good jazz and the sound of a big band while wining and dining with friends.

JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball League

The Baseball League consists of 20 teams competing for the JAA-Gaimudaijin (Foreign Minister) Cup. The team are from all parts of the community: artists, students, lawyers, doctors, chuzaiin and restaurant workers, who all share their love of baseball.

Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The 21st Century New York Cherry Blossom Project began on Arbor Day, April 24, 1992 at City Hall Park, when cherry tree seeds were presented by Shigeru Inagaki, then President of JAA, to New York City. The Yamazakura and Somei-Yoshino cherry tree seeds were donated by the Cherry Association of Japan.

On April 3rd, 2001, 168 cherry trees, nursed from those seeds in the greenhouses of Van Cortlandt Park were presented to the City of New York. The first Sakura Matsuri was celebrated on April 12, 2003, and this has become an annual event. As the cherry trees flourish, they will be an everlasting symbol of friendship and harmony between Japan and the United States.

JAA members participated in the planning of the inaugural Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in 1982. Since then JAA has participated Annual Sakura Matsuri.