Art in the Garden: Weekends in Bloom

Art in the Garden: Weekends in Bloom

Special Events | Art in the Garden

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Celebrate cherry blossom season and all the spring blooms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with casual, pop-up music and dance performances, chances to talk with BBG gardeners, craft activities for kids and families, and Garden tours.

All programs free with Garden admission.

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  • Two young girls prepare food in the Children's Garden.

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Discovery Garden

    Family Discovery Days

    Experiment, learn, and play! Hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden encourage families to explore science and nature together.

  • Two children hold paper plates adorned with red paper flowers, surrounded by people in Japanese dress

    11 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Water Garden

    Flower Hat Dance Workshop

    Join a children’s hanagasa odori (flower hat dance) workshop and parade with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of N.Y. Make your very own flower hat, learn hanagasa odori, then dance in a fun parade throughout the Garden! Parade starts at 12 p.m.

  • A smiling woman at a microphone outdoors plays a three-stringed instrument.

    11 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    The SAKURA

    Energetic shamisen player The SAKURA performs traditional and contemporary anime songs.

  • A view of a bridge in the Japanese garden.

    11, 11:15, 11:30, and 11:45 a.m.
    Meet at Duck Landing | Tours start every 15 minutes

    Japanese Hill & Pond Garden Tour

    Enjoy a brief but comprehensive tour in one of BBG’s best-known specialty gardens. This tour highlights many Japanese garden elements and showcases seasonal blooms.

  • Asian women in colorful Japanese dresses dance outdoors waving straw hats

    12 p.m.
    Water Garden to Cherry Espalande

    Flower Hat Dance Parade

    Join a fun hanagasa odori (flower hat dance) parade throughout the Garden with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of N.Y.

  • a mature Black man holds drumsticks and sits outdoors among tall grasses

    1–2 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    Obed Jean-Louis

    Soul artist Obed Jean-Louis performs evocative and uplifting songs.

    Presented in partnership with Haiti Cultural Exchange

  • Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

    3–4 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    Minbuza Performance: Seasons in Japan

    The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of N.Y. celebrates the seasons with beautiful and lively traditional folk dances from throughout Japan.


Art in the Garden is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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