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Cherry Blossom Festival

12 Fri Apr 2013

Cherry Blossom Festival

New York Botanic Garden

Few events herald the birth of spring like a shower of luminous pink petals falling softly from hundreds of cherry trees. 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. You can partake in this tradition at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which offers scores of flowering varieties for public enjoyment. The month culminates in celebration of the brilliant blooms with Sakura Matsuri, a festival of Japanese performances and cultural happenings, on April 27 and 28.