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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Weekends in Bloom 2023
April 22 - May 14
Celebrate cherry blossom season and all the spring blooms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with casual, pop-up music and dance performances, cultural programs, activities for kids and families, Garden tours, and more.
Savor the season of beautiful flowering trees—cherries, bonsai, magnolias, crabapples, and more—highlighted as part of the Garden’s yearlong focus on trees. All programs free with Garden admission.
Weekends in Boom are Weekends, April 22nd–May 14th | Events and times vary
Enjoy magical access to the Garden’s famous Kanzan trees!
Find a spot on Cherry Esplanade to enjoy the cherry blossoms, lit up for maximum effect, and savor the spring vibe with family and friends. Stroll in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and along Cherry Walk, and view a curated display of bonsai in the Visitor Center. The evenings feature live performances, a bar selling sake and Japanese beer, and Japanese snacks (while supplies last). Advance tickets required.
Japanese Drinks & Snacks
Bento boxes curated by the Garden’s new executive chef, Caroline Hahm, are available for advance purchase. Beverages and snacks will be sold at the event. Last day for guaranteed purchase is Wednesday, April 19. Members receive a 10% discount.
Activities & Performances
View a selection of bonsai specimens from the Garden’s famous collection on exhibit in the Atrium.
Japanese Folk Dance Institute
The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of N.Y. studies, preserves, and performs beautiful folk dances from around Japan.
Ka-Na (Tuesday only)
Ka-Na is a gold record–selling singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Japan.
Hudson Valley Shakuhachi Choir (Wednesday only)
The Hudson Valley Shakuhachi Choir explores the resonant overtones and rich timbre of the Japanese bamboo flute. The repertoire includes traditional shakuhachi pieces, folk music, and contemporary works.
Hanami Nights are Tuesday, April 25th & Wednesday, April 26th | 5–9 p.m.