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Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn, NY
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Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
A weekend celebrating traditional
and contemporary Japanese culture

More than 60 events and performances:
Taiko Drumming  Martial Arts  Manga Artists  J-pop  Tea Ceremonies  Cosplay Fashion Show  Bonsai Demonstrations  Minbu Folk Dance  Kids' Origami Workshop  Sudoku  And More

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Location

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Music > Global
Food

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
On BPT Since: Sep 23, 2009
 
Louis Cesario
718-623-7260
visitorservices@bbg.org...
http://www.bbg.org/visit/e...
 

Q&A

Question: CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD?
Answer: No. In order to protect our delicate living collections, we do not allow outside food or picnicking in the Garden.
 
Question: can we bring our own food/snack?
Answer: No. In order to protect our delicate living collections, we do not allow outside food or picnicking in the Garden. You can see all of our visitor guidelines on our website: http://www.bbg.org/visit/hours/#/tabs-4.
 
Question: I work at the MET Museum, do I get a free entrance for the sakura Matsuri event? Thanks
Answer: You get free entrance on all non-festival days, but not for Sakura Matsuri, Chile Pepper Fiesta and Ghouls & Gourds. Sorry!
 
Question: We have been bring in bento boxes and other food past several years. Also, sake and Japanese beer were available in the garden. Is alcohol allowed this year? Is there group ticket and group discount?
Answer: We do not allow outside food into the Garden, so you cannot bring bento boxes or other food. Japanese beer and food will be available, but no group tickets or discounts. Thank you!
 
Question: Is there cosplay?
Answer: Yes! See the full schedule of events on our website at www.bbg.org/sakura. There are a few different cosplay opportunities.
 
Question: Is there anywhere, where we can purchase the tickets or do we just have to do it online? And can we pay at the entrance?
Answer: Tickets can be purchased at the entrance on the day of the festival, but not in advance. In past years, there have been long lines at the booths on festival days, so we recommend buying your tickets in advance online, if at all possible. You'll spend more time enjoying the festival instead of waiting in line to buy tickets!
 
Question: Can I use a guest pass for admission to Sakura Matsuri?
Answer: Yes! You can use your guest passes for Sakura Matsuri.
 
Question: Can guest passes be used for free entry to Sakura Matsuri?
Answer: Yes! You can use your guest pass to bypass the lines and get free entry to Sakura Matsuri.
 
Question: Would we have to show a valid student id on the of the festival if we purchase the ticket in advance?
Answer: Yes, you may have to show your valid student ID at the festival entrance, so remember to bring it with you. Looking forward to seeing you at Sakura Matsuri!
 
Question: Also do we have to wait in line to get into the festival if we but the tickets in advance?
Answer: No! If you buy your tickets in advance, you will bypass the lines at our ticket booths. So, you'll be able to spend more time in the festival!
 
Question: What food will be available inside? Will anything be vegan?
Answer: The Terrace Cafe will be serving a selection of customer favorites (soups, salads, and sandwiches), plus some special Japanese items. Yes, there will be vegan choices. Looking forward to seeing you!
 
Question: I have senior membership to the Bronx Botanic Garden. can i get into Sakura matsuri with my pass
Answer: Yes, you can get into Sakura Matsuri by showing your NYBG membership card.
 
Question: I am a member of the Botanical Gardens, how do I get my advanced tickets?
Answer: You don't need advanced tickets and can bypass all admission ticket lines if you're a member. Simply show your membership card at the entrance and walk right in!
 
Question: I am a member of the Botanical Gardens, how do I get my advanced tickets?
Answer: You don't need advanced tickets and can bypass all admission ticket lines if you're a member. Simply show your membership card at the entrance and walk right in!
 
Question: Can I buy an online ticket the day of the event? Meaning can I purchase it online Saturday morning if I'm planning on attending on Saturday, or do I have to have done it prior to the day I want to attend? Thanks!
Answer: Yes, you can buy an online ticket the day of the event.
 
Question: Can I buy an online ticket the day of the event? Meaning can I purchase it online Saturday morning if I'm planning on attending on Saturday, or do I have to have done it prior to the day I want to attend? Thanks!
Answer: Yes, you can buy an online ticket the day of the event.
 
Question: A close family member has offered to pay for my student ticket online. But she's not attending the event, will this make a difference?
Answer: As long as you have the ticket, this won't make a difference. We have no will call for this event, so you have to have the ticket in hand when you come to the Garden.
 
Question: Even if I am a member from the one in the Bronx?
Answer: If you're a member of NYBG, you'll be able to get in to Sakura Matsuri for free without waiting in line. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
 
Question: If I pay for a ticket on the first day of Sakura Matsuri, do I also have to pay for the second day?
Answer: Yes, you have to buy a separate ticket for the second day. We do not offer two-day tickets.
 
Question: Admission is free on Saturdays from 10-12 noon. Does this still apply for this Saturday?
Answer: No, this does not apply for festival Saturdays. You can see full admissions information on our website: http://www.bbg.org/visit/hours/#/tabs-2.
 
Question: I have a 24mos old can i bring his milk bottle and few snacks that he eats, would this be allowed
Answer: You can bring baby bottles to the Garden. See our website for all visitor guidelines: http://www.bbg.org/visit/hours/#/tabs-4.
 
Question: is there a group rate for sakura matsuri? I will be purchasing a total of 40 tickets for Sunday May 1.
Answer: Unfortunately, there are no group rates for Sakura Matsuri.
 
Question: are strollers available for rental?
Answer: We don't have strollers available for rental. Sorry!


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