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Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 27 – 28, 2019
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the season, the beautiful blossoms from/of the cherry trees and enjoy all the many Japanese cultural offerings.
From taiko drumming, other musical performances (indie , punk, pop genres and others), martial arts demonstrations to dance performances, Kabuki Buyo dance and much more.
One needs a ticket for either or both days and you can head on over to the official website to learn more. Members of the garden, as is the case with many other venues, get discounted access. Students and seniors get discounts as well.
Also, visit this page at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for info as well.
Please do keep in mind how this is merely a special event taking place over two days. You can always visit the garden on other days to experience the luscious pinks of the cherry blossoms as they’ll be in bloom for a period of time. We’ve done it repeatedly, paying close attention to the one day of the week when admission is free. Be sure to visit their site for details in that regard.
St. George Day Festival
A local Earth Day and arts celebration
Saturday, April 28, 2019
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Taking place in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island
Learn more at the official site here: www.stgeorgedaysi.com.
The following would be from a previous posting:
“”This free, North Shore event–a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair rolled into one–will include kids’ activities, family-oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle, “St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment.””
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces
Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Kickoff Event of 2019 Spring and Summer Programming Season
Featuring Over 500+ Free and Low-Cost Public Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park
BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is proud to announce the kick-off event of the 2019 Spring and Summer programming season with the first event of the season, “Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival” on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This FREE family-friendly event will take place at its new home on Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park and offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline, while enjoying special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase at the event, or participants can bring their own kites to fly on Pier 5. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year. Pack a picnic and enjoy the first event of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s soon to be announced full event schedule.
Sheep Shearing Festival at Queens County Farm Museum
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Advance Tickets: $5 all ages
Door Tickets: $8 all ages
Free for Members
Check out this related video posted on youtube:
“”Ever see a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for one of our signature events! Check out shearing demos throughout the afternoon with our flock of Cotswold and Cormo sheep. The fiber arts will be celebrated at the festival through craft-making activities and demonstrations in needle-felting, yarn dyeing, wool spinning, weaving and patchwork quilting. Enjoy in-depth tours with our farmers and stop by the Con Edison Ecology booth to Adopt-a-Worm for vermicomposting. Move to the foot-stomping rhythms of bluegrass duo Coyote & Crow and enjoy kids crafts, hayrides and tasty local food on the farm all day. Pick up flower and vegetable seedlings for your spring garden at our Plant Sale. New this year, Queens’ own Bridge & Tunnel Brewery will host a Beer Garden with featured brews for Sheep Shearing Festival!””