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Cherry Blossoms with Cosplay

Saturday, April 26, 2014

One of the true signs of spring is being celebrated this weekend, along with all things Japanese.

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the annual festival of Japanese culture. It often coincides with the flowering of the garden's hundreds of cherry trees.

The festival features music ...

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Weekend Staff Picks: Blossoms, Beats & Banjos

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Pete Seeger sing-along tribute will be a part of this year's Brooklyn Folk Festival at The Bell House.

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Operavore

Top Five Ambitious On-Location Operas

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It is one thing to just roll a piano outdoors. It’s another thing entirely to mount an entire opera in its actual setting. Here are five.

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Last Chance Foods: Amaranth's Ancient History

Friday, July 27, 2012

Amaranth, a plant long cultivated for its seeds and leaves, is thriving at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Chef Ariel Nadelberg talks about cooking with the greens and herb gardener Caleb Leech explains why the plant is a survivor. Try Nadelberg's recipe for Amaranth Two Ways with Miso, Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms, and Summer Squash.

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Features

60-Second Stir Fry: Caleb Leech and Ariel Nadelberg

Friday, July 27, 2012

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This Stir Fry is less "fry" and more "stir."  Brooklyn Botanic Garden herb curator Caleb Leech and BBG Terrace Café chef Ariel Nadelberg were allowed a do-over of my lightning round of questions, after both were scorched by the heat of the hot seat.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Readies for Cherry Blossom Crowds

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s collection of Japanese flowering cherry trees is the inspiration for it’s 31st annual, two-day “Sakura Matsuri,” or cherry blossom festival, which takes place the last weekend in April.

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New York Works | A Brooklyn Arborist

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The iconic image of New York City is the jagged skyline of glass buildings that jut into the air. But Chris Roddick spends his days climbing the city's natural sky scrapers: trees. For 17 years, Roddick has been pruning, planting and inspecting trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

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Features

A Chestnut Tree Grows Again in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brooklyn became the latest testing ground Thursday to bring back the chestnut tree, once a crowning glory of the American timber supply, yielding masts on sailboats, railroad ties and barn doors aplenty, that has struggled to survive a fatal blight introduced to the East Coast about 100 years ago.

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Walking Among Giants: Brooklyn's Botanic Garden Showcases the Bonsai

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's exhibit celebrating the bonsai, Graceful Perseverance, opened this month. WNYC spent an afternoon with the bonsai master behind the branches.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tree Knowledge

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Chris Roddick, Brooklyn Botanic Garden senior arborist and author of The Tree Care Primer (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide), discusses tree maintenance in the wake of the recent deaths and injuries from falling tree branches in Central Park.

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Brooklyn's Greenest Block

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


A block along Brooklyn's Lincoln Road has won an award for being the "greenest" residential block in the borough. Judges in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden contest gave the stretch of Lincoln between Bedford and Rogers Avenues the prize because of its full trees, lush sidewalk gardens and ...

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