Sakura Matsuri is this weekend. The annual cherry blossom festival is celebrated both in Japan and in Brooklyn, where more than 200 cherry trees line Cherry Walk and the Cherry Esplanade in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. When they are in full bloom each spring, it is a fairyland of pink blossoms and green grass.
Get tickets now to celebrate the blossoms and the culture of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival April 30nd May 1st. Enjoy a two-day schedule of events including Ikebena flower arranging, wood block printing, dance performances, and hands-on workshops for the kids.
Take a picnic lunch. Take the subway, which stops at the entrance — IRT #2 or #3 to Eastern Parkway.
- NYCOTC posting on best places in Manhattan and Brooklyn to enjoy cherry blossoms
The schedule for Saturday includes Taiko drummers, martial arts peformances, a magic show and more.
The schedule for Sunday is similar.
Check the BBG website for the full schedule and to purchase tickets – I recommend you buy tickets online and avoid the lines.
The Sakura Matsuri festival is rain or shine. Let’s hope for shine.