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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Enjoy はなみ"HANAMI" @
the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
it's a good look

A classic Brooklyn treasure, the flowers are coming into bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Strolling through the gardens at this time of year is so chill words don't do justice, matter of fact unless you're at work you shouldn't be reading this go check out the gardens asap!
cherry blossom photo from keylimepieGoing on now through Sunday May 11th "はなみ"(or Hanami)
the Japanese Cherry Blossom festival going on.

What is Hanami? The Botanic Garden's site describes it as:

"Hanami is the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherishing each moment of the cherry blossom season. At Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Hanami is a New York City "rite of spring.""

During this time the pink blossoms will come into view and over the course of these weeks there are some really nice events going on that are great for sharing with your friends, your lives or just your inner self.

There's also music events for kids and lots of cultural happenings. It's also a great way to introduce people to Brooklyn.

here's a quick list of whats coming up:

HANAMI:はなみCherry Blossom Viewing Season
April 5th - May 11th

SAKURA MATSURI:さくらまつり A weekend of events too packed to detail, check the BBG link for details!
Sat May 3rd & Sun May 4th

Annual Plant Sale (Wed May 7th - Thur May 8th) This is a great chance to buy plants and seeds while getting gardening tips from experts! Don't miss it!