This weekend: BBG cherry blossom festival, minus cherry blossoms

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Here’s the official description of the annual Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden tomorrow and Sunday, once known as the cherry blossom fest:

Note there’s no mention of cherry blossoms. That’s because they’re already spent, owing to the early spring’s freakishly warm weather, which late spring’s seasonally cool clime apparently couldn’t undo. Here’s the CherryWatch Blossom Status Map from the BBG, which reveals that the flowers have come and gone faster than this chick. Fine by us, because we’re just going for the Anime standup comedy anyway. Browse the fest’s impressively jam-packed schedule here. Not on it: BK celebrity sightings. Last year we saw Maggie Gyllenhaal.


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  1. Tea Partiers will still see the blossoms though, since they don’t believe the climate is changing. A friend of mine declared to me that the weather this year has been totally normal.

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