Botanic Garden previews Cherry Blossom Festival
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden gave News 12 a sneak peak of its upcoming annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
The festival, also known as Sakura Matsuri, is all about Japanese culture. This will be the event's 34th year.
Organizers say there will be up to 60 performances over the two days that include dancing, martial arts and a tea ceremony.
Another staple of Sakura Matsuri is cosplaying, which is where eventgoers dress up as their favorite characters from comic books, movies, TV shows and video games, among other bits of pop culture.
Sakura Matsuri will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday.