Sakura Matsuri

April 30 – May 1, 2016

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave. (at Montgomery St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Each spring, the 220 cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are in full bloom. To celebrate, the BBG hosts the weekend-long Cherry Blossom Festival, known in Japanese as Sakura Matsuri. During the festival, visitors enjoy scores of events celebrating Japanese culture including J-pop concerts, traditional Japanese music and dance, taiko drumming, martial arts, bonsai-pruning workshops, tea ceremonies and manga art. For more information, visit

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