Weekends in Bloom: Sunday, May 14 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Weekends in Bloom: Sunday, May 14

Weekends in Bloom: Sunday, May 14

Weekends in Bloom

Sunday, May 14, 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.

Check back in early April for details.

All programs free with Garden admission. See all weekends.

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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 Weekends

    Learn and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats encourage families to explore nature alongside volunteer docents.

  • A circle of children listen to a teenager reading a picture book in a garden.

    10:45–11:45 a.m.
    Discovery Garden

    Spring Family Story Time

    Enjoy garden-inspired stories read by BBG volunteers on the Discovery Garden’s Woodland boardwalk. Drop in anytime to join—we welcome readers (and pre-readers) of all ages!

  • Dancers surrounding a female dancer twirling a large white skirt in the center of stage.

    11 a.m. –12 p.m.
    Water Garden

    Something Positive

    Vibe under blooming trees alongside Something Positive as they lead Afro-Caribbean dance incorporating a unique blend of poetry, storytelling, theater, and music.

    Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING

  • Members of an eight-piece female brass band pose with their instruments in front of a closed silver gate in front of a business.

    12–12:30 p.m.

    Brass Queens

    Dance and stroll alongside this nine-piece, all-female brass band whose sound is inspired by the music of New Orleans mixed with the flair of modern pop.

  • Members of a steelband play their instruments under a tent.

    1–2 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    Hearts of Steel

    Celebrate Brooklyn’s West Indian community with an energetic steelpan performance by Hearts of Steel.

    Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING

  • A view of a bridge in the Japanese garden.

    1–2 p.m.
    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.

  • Two members of the Brownstone Jazz Ensemble playing a cello and trumpet on the grass under a tent.

    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Osborne Garden

    Brownstone Jazz

    Enjoy a performance by Brownstone Jazz Ensemble featuring Eric Lemons (bass), Silvano Monasterios (pianist), and Ali Bello (violinist).

    Presented in partnership with Brownstone Jazz

  • Indigenous American artists and performers pose with sign that reads Redhawk Native American Arts Council.

    3–4 p.m.
    Plant Family Collection

    The Redhawk Dancers

    The Redhawk Dancers share traditional music, song, and stories of Native American Nations across North and South America.


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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