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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri returns to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting the 34th annual Sakura Matsuri festival on April 25 and 26 — the largest annual event held in a U.S. public garden — which celebrates contemporary Japanese culture and, of course, the cherry blossoms. … Full Article

Live at BAM: Philip Glass talks up new book

Philip Glass may be a famous composer now, but at one time, he had to make ends meet by driving a taxicab. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn’s 5x10 Talks the place to hear ‘What’s Next’

Five Brooklyn trailblazers in culture and technology will speak for 10 minutes each at the second annual 5x10 Talks, an event organized by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership tha … Full Article

Photo: Alec Baldwin and Michael Madsen shooting 'Back in the Day' in Brooklyn

Alec Baldwin (l.) and Michael Madsen were shooting scenes from the upcoming movie "Back in the Day" at the Romanoff Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay on Monday. Bensonhurst native William DeMeo (not pictured), the writer and director of  … Full Article

Book/Plate: A literary culinary series with Greenlight Bookstore & Peck’s Homemade

Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore is partnering with neighborhood market and restaurant Peck’s Homemade and Jeff Waxman to offer the second season of Book/Plate, a literary/culinary series featuring dinner with an author, pairing new books with complementary cuisine. … Full Article

11 artists, 6 cultural groups awarded below-market space in DUMBO

Two Trees Management Co. on Monday announced the artists and cultural and community groups who have received Cultural Space Subsidy Program grants for below-market space in DUMBO. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Library Dinner raises more than $290K

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) on April 14 raised a record amount of more than $290,000 at its 11th Annual Library Dinner. … Full Article

Brooklyn Artists Ball honors Museum Director Arnold Lehman and artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami and Kiki Smith

The Brooklyn Museum hosted the Brooklyn Artists Ball to honor its retiring director, Arnold Lehman, and three contemporary artists who had exhibitions during his tenure, at the fifth annual fundraiser gala Wednesday night. … Full Article

Jane Goodall plants seeds of hope at BAM

Jane Goodall spends about 300 days out of every year traveling because she has a message to share. … Full Article

Live at BAM: Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ retains youthful vigor after 134 years

It's a good idea to enter a Henrik Ibsen play expecting to experience a range of heavy emotions as the drama unfolds. … Full Article

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