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Cherry Blossom Time in Brooklyn

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Think pink! With a little bit of sunshine the Brooklyn Botanic Garden should be in full cherry blossom bloom very soon. Official Hanami season runs from April 3 to May 2. Hanami is the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherishing the cherry blossom season. Grab a camera and the kids and head to Prospect Park's gem the BBG.

To time your visit, Click here to get an update of the 200 cherry trees--it's updated every week day. We recommend going at least once during the week.

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The official Rite of Spring weekend os May 1 & 2. Sakura Matsuri runs from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. rain or shine and is free with admission. Take in Japanese culture with over 60 events and performances such as ikebana flower arranging, tea ceremonies, and plenty of fun for the kids.

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And here's a novel idea, Brooklyn Baby Bites is once again offering a Cherry Blossoms Family Photo Shoot Week at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with photographer Alice Garik. For the discounted price of $200, you'll get a cool photo package. RSVP to

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

900 Washington Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225


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