Thursday, April 26, 2007

Life is a bowl of.....

The Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is back. The 200 trees in bloom have been perfuming Washington and Flatbush avenues for the past two weeks and this weekend the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is letting the flowering cherries 's take center stage. During this phenomenal weekend celebrating Japanese culture there will be over 60 events and performances - The Okinawan pop sounds of happyfunsmile, a J-pop concert by Tokyo sensation ZAN, hip-hop artist Akim Funk Buddha's "Urban Tea Ceremony," a taiko drum concert by the kids from the Genki Daiko team, and a presentation on the history of geisha by documentary filmmaker Miyuki Sohara.

So come on out and get an insight on a different culture while celebrating nature with the entire family.

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
Price: Free with garden admission of $8, seniors and students $4, children under 12 free

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