Weekends in Bloom: Saturday, April 22 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Weekends in Bloom: Saturday, April 22

Weekends in Bloom: Saturday, April 22

Weekends in Bloom

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Weekends from April 22 to May 14, celebrate Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s glorious spring blooms and flowering trees with pop-up music and dance performances, cultural programs, workshops for kids and families, Garden tours, and more.

All programs free with Garden admission. See all weekends.

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  • Three people in patched Japanese jackets stand in front of an enormous drum head

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Plant Family Collection

    Taiko Masala Drum Experience

    Join Taiko Masala for a kid-focused drum performance and hands-on experience. Don’t miss the chance to bang the drums yourself!

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

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

    Family Discovery Days

    Learn and play together in the Discovery Garden! Docent-supported hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats encourage families to explore nature together.

  • A brass band plays on the porch of a brick building, while neighbors groove and smile.

    12:30–1:15 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    Stoop Kidz Brass Band

    Born on a Prospect Heights stoop, this brass band serves up hot disco covers, lively original music, and lots of festive energy.

  • A line of four taiko drummers perform outdoors

    1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
    Plant Family Collection

    Taiko Drumming with Taiko Masala

    Enjoy thunderous traditional taiko drumming each hour on the hour. Each performance is 10 minutes long.

  • A view of a bridge in the Japanese garden.

    1–2 p.m.
    Meet on Magnolia Plaza

    Seasonal Highlights Tour

    Discover BBG’s plants and gardens in peak bloom and other highlights of the season on this tour led by a Garden Guide. Meet on Magnolia Plaza by building steps.

  • A dancer in traditional Japanese dress in front of cherry blossoms holds out a fan while her veil wafts behind her.

    1:30 & 3:15 p.m.
    Magnolia Plaza

    Sachiyo Ito and Company

    This exquisitely graceful Japanese classical dance performance celebrates the beauty of cherry blossoms. The program includes a kabuki dance from the 19th century and choreographed works by Sachiyo Ito.

  • Four people in sunglasses holding a guitar and bass pose behind rowhouses.

    2–2:45 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    Daimyos & Tama

    This fun Brooklyn-based folk-rock band plays anime, pop, and original songs in Japanese and English.


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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