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Photograph taken last weekend at the BBG by mrgeneko on Flickr

It's Sakura Matsuri time at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden--aka the annual cherry blossom festival--today and tomorrow. With over 100 cherry trees in full bloom, there are many events for visitors to enjoy, including taiko drumming, traditional tea ceremonies, origami folding workshops, instruction on drawing manga characters and many musical performances. Plus, the festivities are happening rain or shine.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends. Here are directions, but be sure to check the MTA's weekend service advisories. And earlier this week, the BBG released this great time lapse of the cherry blossoms.