Though Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s ‘Sakura Matsuri’ cherry blossom festival won’t be returning this year, New Yorkers can still admire the gorgeous blooms at Green-Wood Cemetery’s ‘Hanami’ Festival this Wednesday, April 20th.
Known as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery was first founded in 1838. The land spans across 478 acres and remains an active cemetery today and a NYC cultural institution.
Japanese for “flower viewing,” Green-Wood Cemetery’s Hanami Festival will let onlookers stroll through the winding paths of one NYC’s best locations to catch the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. The event will not only highlight the cherry blossom trees, but other flowering varieties like magnolias and dogwoods.
The after-hours festival will feature sweet and savory treats native to Japan from Brooklyn’s Japan Village, among sake samples provided by We Sake.
Furthermore, visitors will get the opportunity to learn all about the Cemetery’s arboretum and wildlife while enjoying additional music and entertainment during the festivities.
In case of inclement weather, the Hanami Festival will be moved to Thursday, April 21st.
When: April 20th , 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 500 25th St, Brooklyn
Tickets: $40 for non-members and $35 for members
More details: Here