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Monday, April 29, 2013

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 Brooklyn Botanical Garden NY


The entire month April at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is dedicated to Hanami, a month-long Japanese celebration of the cherry blossom. The culmination of this month is the weekend-long cherry blossom festival, known in Japanese as "Sakura Matsuri."

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is in Prospect Heights, near to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Central Library, Prospect Park, and Park Slope.

1. When Is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Open?

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. It is closed Mondays.
Warmer Season: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open from mid March to early November from Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Colder Season: During the winter, from November until early March, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden closes early, at 4:30.
When it's Closed: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Not sure? Check the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website for other holidays.

2. Entrance Fees

Members and kids under 12 are free. Adults are $10. Seniors and students with a valid ID are $5.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden welcomes members, who receive numerous benefits. See theBrooklyn Botanic Garden website for information about membership. 

3. What Other Destinations are Near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

Even Brooklyn residents might not be aware that there are plenty of interesting things to do nearby, for both children and adults. See a list of ten other attractions near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Plus, on Saturdays, there's a lively green market at Grand Army Plaza nearby.

Directions

By subway: take the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station; B or Q to Prospect Park station; 4 or 5 to Franklin Avenue; S shuttle to Prospect Park station. (The B train does not run on weekends.)
Travelers note: It's always a good idea to check the New York City Mass Transit Service Advisories website for route changes.
By train: Take the LIRR to Flatbush Avenue/Atlantic Avenue Station. Connect with Q or 2 train or B41 bus.
By foot: Energetic visitors might also wish to get some exercise, see Brooklyn by walking from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
By car: Parking is available at 900 Washington Avenue, for a fee.

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