Cherry blossoms galore at Flushing Meadows

April 23, 2011 3:30:18 PM PDT
It may be a rainy, dreary day but nothing can put a damper on the beauty of the cherry blossoms in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Local officials gathered in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday to celebrate the blooms that have come out for spring.

This year's event also honored victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The seeds for the cherry trees were brought to Queens from Japan by the former president of the Japanese American Association of New York.