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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Sunday April 28 2013 10:00 - 18:00
Despite our apocalyptic, Hoth-like winter, the cherry blossoms did finally turn up, albeit a week or so late. That should still put them on schedule to bloom for this year’s Sakura Matsuri. The annual fest is about much more than flowers, though: The celebration of Japanese culture past and present includes taiko drumming, a kimono fashion show, samurai sword demonstrations, folk-dancing performances, and sets by J-pop singer Hitomi Himekawa and eight-person Okinawan pop ensemble Ryukyu Chimdon Band. Expect plenty of cosplay-clad attendees: Even if you don’t dress up, you can take a course on manga drawing or partake in a traditional tea ceremony. Oh, yes, and look at the pretty flowers, too.
Venue name: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Contact:
Address: 990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn

Cross street: at President St
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat, Sun 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: B, Q, Franklin Ave S to Prospect Park; 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Ave
Price: $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free. Tue 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–noon free.