Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture: Spring 2015
by nycgo.com staff, 03/03/2015
Photo: Tagger Yancey IV
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Need an escape from the hustle and bustle? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to take a break for a few hours of peace and tranquility, and its springtime displays and exhibitions are a sight to see. Throughout its most popular annual event, Hanami: Cherry Blossom Viewing, hundreds of cherry trees shower the garden in luminous pink shades. Cherry-blossom viewing, known as hanami, is a centuries-old Japanese custom, a springtime occasion for merriment and the contemplation of life's beauty and transience. During the month of April guests can take guided tours that focus on the blooms, or view them at their own leisure. The month culminates with Sakura Matsuri, a festival in celebration of the brilliant blooms, replete with performances and cultural happenings, on April 25 and 26. Interactive exhibitions for children take place in the newly renovated Discovery Garden where kids can touch, smell and explore plants.