Sakura MatsuriApr 25, All Day Event150 Eastern Parkway
Join us for a weekend, April 25 - 26, celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture featuring:

Taiko Drumming • Cosplay Fashion Show • Tea Ceremonies • Kabuki Dance • Samurai Sword Fighting • Manga Drawing • Vintage Kimonos • Bonsai:Kids’ Workshops • Wagashi Sweets • BBG Parasol Society and More!

Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Mike Ratliff. Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Visit the website Brooklyn Botanic Garden(718) 623-7200
Dachshund Spring FiestaApr 25, 12pm - 2pm5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.
Held in Washington Square Park, the Dachshund Spring Fiesta is a social gathering of dachshunds and their owners. This year marks the 23rd annual gathering organized by the Dachsund Friendship Club.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Milton
Washington Square Park
Visit the website Washington Square Park and the Dachsund Friendship Club
Street GamesApr 25, 11am - 3pm114th Street & First Avenue
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 8th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem! Street Games re-introduces classic, low-tech games played in the city to a new generation of kids. The event is open to all ages and abilities. The games will include stickball, pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, hopscotch, and so much more!

Street Games is also more than just games! Local radio stations will be spinning music all day and there will be live music and entertainment, including several performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem.

Event Tips

  •     Make your first stop the NYC Parks booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete 7 out of 10 of the activities on the passport to redeem a prize.
  •     Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.
  •     The event ends promptly at 3:00 p.m. so come early to experience all the fun!
  •     Bring your own helmet for the soap box derby, learn to ride a bike, skateboarding and roller blade venues.
  •     Vendors will be on site selling food and drinks.
  •     Participants must sign a waiver to participate in some activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver.
  •     The event closes 114th Street from 1st Avenue to Pleasant Avenue and Pleasant Avenue from 114th Street to 116th Street. Cars will be towed beginning at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25.

For more information about this event, please call (212) 360-1319.

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Street Games may be cancelled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015 and will be prominently posted on NYC Parks' website and social media pages.


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