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Sakura Matsuri BBG’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

, New York City | Arts & Culture

New York City's rite of spring, this annual event celebrates the Japanese tradition of cherishing each moment of cherry blossom season. From April through mid-May, visitors stroll under a fragrant canopy of cherry trees, see blossom-inspired artwork in the gallery and savor Japanese specialties at the terrace café. A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, BBG’s annual cherry blossom festival. Known as New York City’s rite of spring, the weekend offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities. Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. Below is a chronology of important dates and developments in the Garden's history. It is illustrated with photos from our archives taken by Louis Buhle between 1915 and 1968. Source & image: bbg.org

Event Details

    April 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM