Cherry Blossom Festival 2013
posted March 30, 2013 7:26 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 27 at 11:00 AM, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
This year's Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is scheduled for April 27th & 28th, 10am-6pm.
Anyone interested in taking a wander through on the Saturday? I'm hoping that the cool weather we're having so far this spring means that there will still be cherry blossoms on the trees in time for the festival, but there's always something pretty to see at the Garden, in addition to the various events they've got scheduled for the festival itself.

There are Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden Tours on Saturday 10am-noon, so, let's plan to take a tour around 11am.
posted by oh yeah! to Meetup (19 comments total)

This sounds lovely, and I haven't been to the Botanical Gardens yet. I'm in!
posted by unannihilated at 3:51 PM on March 31, 2013

Official first blossom sighting. Should I go ahead and set the date for the Saturday to get us on the sidebar?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:28 PM on March 31, 2013

In all fairness, that kind of cherry flowers randomly through the winter. So I'm not sure I'd count it as a sign of impending blossomfest. That said, April 27/28 is a while from now so go ahead and start planning!

I was down in Baltimore this weekend and they have magnolias in bloom and the cherries are looking like they're coming next.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:43 PM on March 31, 2013

I have a wedding in the Bronx that night, but I may come for a short portion.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:35 AM on April 14, 2013

Shoot - gonna have to drop out, on second thought, the travel time from Brooklyn to the Bronx would be pretty prohibitive.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:09 AM on April 19, 2013

Hey, I LIVE in the Bronx.
posted by sciencegeek at 2:34 PM on April 19, 2013

Someone has to.
posted by Eideteker at 11:36 PM on April 19, 2013

Did I mention that I'm moving to Yonkers?
posted by sciencegeek at 3:40 AM on April 20, 2013

The blossom status map is showing that most of the trees around the pond are at peak bloom, and a few trees are post-bloom, but there are a lot at pre-bloom still, so, it looks to be on track for there to be actual blossoms at the Blossom Festival, yay.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:04 AM on April 20, 2013

Well, tomorrow looks to be sunny with a high of 68, and the status map is showing a mix of pre-bloom, peak bloom, and post-bloom, they seem to have timed the Cherry Blossom Festival perfectly this year.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:39 PM on April 26, 2013

We had good mass transit karma so we have arrived.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:34 AM on April 27, 2013

Eep, I'm still gathering myself together to head out to the PATH train, will be lucky to get there by 11.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:49 AM on April 27, 2013

I will be there with my parents; hope to see y'all at some point!
posted by mlle valentine at 6:54 AM on April 27, 2013

I just woke up so I think I'm going to miss this one. Enjoy!
posted by unannihilated at 7:07 AM on April 27, 2013

Speaking of parents, mine are visiting so I won't be able to make it. Bah.
posted by sciencegeek at 7:48 AM on April 27, 2013

I'm at the Japanese garden now with my friends. We're just wandering without agenda. Taking a tour now.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:11 AM on April 27, 2013

Finally made it to Brooklyn, walking along Washington in search of an entranceway
posted by oh yeah! at 8:36 AM on April 27, 2013

Horrible phone signal here, been trying to post/refresh for ages! Still haven't found the Japanese Pond, think I'm near the Administration Building now. Will probably keep wandering for another couple of hours before I go looking for food.
posted by oh yeah! at 9:59 AM on April 27, 2013

Sorry for not figuring out the meeting-up logistics of the meet-up -- heading back to Manhattan now to do some erranding on the way home. Hope everyone had fun!
posted by oh yeah! at 11:21 AM on April 27, 2013

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