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Cherry Blossom in Brooklyn

Cherry Blossom in Brooklyn

DANCEJAPAN AT BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN'S SAKURA MATSURI. PHOTO BY JULIE MARKES. COURTESY OF BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN.

What: Sakura Matsuri 2019

Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

When: Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 2019

A celebration of Japanese culture and tradition, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom festival, Sakura Matsuri, one of the most anticipated spring events in New York City is a weekendlong festival with a rich program of events. The festival is the highlight of the Garden’s mesmerising hanami (“cherry blossom viewing”) season.
 
Based on the Japanese tradition of appreciating the beauty and fleeting nature of cherry blossoms, hanami at Brooklyn Botanic Garden draws New Yorkers and visitors from around the world each spring to view the Garden’s collection of over 200 flowering cherry trees, one of the most spectacular cherry blossom displays in North America.

Tickets to Sakura Matsuri are required for all visitors. Members enter free with ticket.

Programming for Sakura Matsuri will be presented throughout the Garden, with music and dance performances on stages on Cherry Esplanade and in the newly reopened Plant Family Collection. Tea ceremonies, art demonstrations, activities for kids, and shopping and dining areas will be featured in pop-ups across the Garden, giving visitors the chance to explore new parts of BBG.

For full Schedule of events, tickets and more information click here