Are you still basking in the glorious glow of last weekend’s weather? Guess what, guys--it’s only the beginning! Months of sun and fun times outside stretch before us, and you can almost feel a collective sigh as everyone shrugs the weight of winter off their shoulders. This weekend, you can take in a giant dose of Mother Nature at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens’ famed Sakura Matsuri festival, which celebrates Japanese culture and our borough’s incredible wealth of cherry blossoms; tonight, you can get a jump on your gardening with a free workshop on Bokashi Composting at the Windsor Terrace Library; and you can start planning ahead by donating to Three’s Brewery’s kickstarter campaign to transform a neglected lot into a 3,000 square foot green space that is being called Gowan-oasis.
Speaking of planning ahead, you should hurry up and buy tickets to the second Radio Love Fest, a multi-day festival of live events featuring your favorite WNYC shows on stage at BAM. Some have already sold out, but if you get a jump on it, you can still snag a seat to things like the May 6 Terry Gross interview with Marc Maron or the May 10 tribute to Morrissey by a an all-star lineup of Mexican bands.
Do you really miss perms, glam rock, and pastel taffeta? Hit up the If You Leave: Pretty In Pink 80’s Prom at Littlefield on Saturday night and dance the night away in the style of the most decadent decade--who cares about that jerkface Blaine anyway!
And for a 90's throwback with an important social objective, head to Washington Square at 7pm tonight to see Kevin Powell, the Real World star turned influential political activist, speak at "Where Do We Go From Here," BK Nation’s public forum on how to organize communities in the aftermath of Ferguson, and the deaths of Walter Scott and Eric Garner.
We've got lots more great ideas of things to do to round out your Ideal Week in Brooklyn, from comedy to hip hop to beekeeping-- read on and start making plans:
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