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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
 

Clean-water advocate plans Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate will make an Earth Day swim in Brooklyn's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. Christopher Swain is calling for an accelerated cleanup of the site in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

OPINION: After BBP Pier 2 shooting, a call to join Brooklyn Bridge march to end gun violence

As a local mom who regularly enjoys Brooklyn Bridge Park with my family, I was dismayed to read of the shots fired at Pier 2 last week. … Full Article
 

Celebrate Earth Week at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall is celebrating Earth Week by hosting a week of activities designed to protect the environment and reduce waste, this week through Friday, April 24. … Full Article
 

What's Up on Fifth Avenue: A manufacturing building is getting a makeover

A nifty-looking old South Slope brick building that's painted ghost-white is getting a residential makeover. … Full Article
 
 

What's Up on Fifth Avenue: Green-Wood Cemetery buys property needed for Weir Greenhouse visitors center project

Done deal! At last. Green-Wood Cemetery recently closed on a property purchase that's crucial to the makeover of the Weir Greenhouse, which is being turned into a visitors' center for the famed Brooklyn graveyard. … 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
 

St. Ann’s Church presents benefit concert

Soprano Korin Kormick of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church joins with pianist Ling Leng for a benefit recital this Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. They will perform music of the masters: Wagner, Strauss, Berlioz and Menotti. … Full Article
 

American Guild of Organists-Brooklyn offers annual Members’ Recital

The American Guild of Organists-Brooklyn Chapter, has a longstanding history of presenting a recital of its members. This year’s Members Recital takes place on Sunday, April 26 at Grace Church-Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article
 

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