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Sakura Matsuri 2016: Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom FestivalApr 30, 10am - 6pmBrooklyn Botanic Garden - 1000 Washington Avenue

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival. Known as New York City’s rite of spring, the weekend offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, including taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, fashion shows, martial arts demonstrations, dance parties, and more.

Adults: $25, Seniors (65 and older): $20, students 12+ with a valid ID: $20, children under 12: free, members: free

For a full schedule of activities and to purchase tickets, please visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri event page.

Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri. Photo by Mike Ratliff. Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Meet NYC's Recycling CharactersApr 30, 10am - 2pmBall Field Parking Lot

Come meet NYC's recycling characters—blue bin and green bin! Blue Bin recycles metal, glass, plastic, and cartons, and Green Bin recycles paper and cardboard. You can meet and get your picture taken with them at DSNY's Queens SAFE Disposal Event.

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Kid's Week: Bronx Insect ExplorationApr 29, 1 pm - 2:30 pmVan Cortlandt Nature Center

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.

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