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Greenest Block 2011 Gets Under Way

lily with stoop

With a grand total of 36 residential semifinalists, whittled down from 188 original entrants, the first round of judging is now over for the 2011 Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition! GreenBridge program manager Nina Browne assures us that "the competition is fierce" this year. To view the semifinalists, visit Greenest

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Photos of the Spring Gala

Gala 2011

BBG's Spring Gala and After Party welcomed more than 800 guests to an evening filled with drinks, dinner, and dancing set within the beautiful spring scenery of the Garden. The event honored Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation with a Visionary Award for the philanthropic commitment they have made to BBG. Martha A.

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Photos from Rose Night

Rose Night 2011

Decked out in their finest hats, BBG members flocked to the Cranford Rose Garden to celebrate the blooming of the roses earlier this June. The warm evening was filled with live music, picnics on the lawn, and of course, guests stopping to smell the roses. For a full list of member's events at BBG, visit Member Events.

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a canary torsi Performs Paradis at BBG

Wilderness: Paradis

Preparations are underway to present three performances of Wilderness: Paradis, a new piece by acclaimed choreographer Yanira Castro | a canary torsi, on site at BBG next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The piece is actually part of Dance Theater Workshop’s 2011 spring season, but has been sculpted especially for

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Photos from Sakura Matsuri 2011

Sakura 2011

This past weekend the 30th annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival brought in close to 70,000 visitors to BBG. With fantastic weather, the cherry trees in peak bloom, and 60-plus events and performances to enjoy, it was and incredible kickoff to spring. We put together a photo selection of some of the weekend

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Cherry Esplanade in Bloom

Cherry Esplanade

If you've been waiting to come and see Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk in bloom, now is the time to take a trip to BBG! The two allées of Prunus 'Kanzan' on Cherry Esplanade began to open on Monday and should be in peak bloom by Thursday afternoon and continue through this weekend's Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom

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