Hogwarts Field Trip to Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

UPDATE:

Meeting location: 150 Eastern Parkway Entrance to the Botanic Garden. This is next to the Brooklyn Museum and right outside the 2 and 3 trains. Google maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/WtKne


Ticket information: The festival has tickets onsale on the internet now and they claim you can enter faster with pre-purchased tickets. Although supposedly you still need to get them at the ticket window (I would print them anyway just in case). The link can be found here: http://bbg.ticketmob.com/show.cfm?id=26867&cart


Please note, this is my first time at the festival. So I will try my best to get our group photos taken as soon as possible. It will be hard to keep together as a group because the festival has so much to see and everyone will want to go to different things. And that is perfectly fine! So please bear with me when I try to get a group shot together and then everyone can go about their own goals =D


Overall, I would love to see all sorts of shenanigans our fellow wizards get up to at the festival. Remember to spread the Harry Potter love!

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Hoping to foster a greater knowledge of world culture. The professors at Hogwarts have planned a long distance field trip to the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

Put on your school robes, professorial garb, wizarding day wear or your muggle clothing and join us for one of NYC's largest cosplay events.

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The Sakura Matsuri festival is the annual Japanese Cherry Blossom festival held at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. As its a celebration of Japanese culture, over the years it has grown to be a significant cosplay event. This has been fully embraced by the Botanical Gardens and the costumers are a major draw to the event.

I have been woefully negligent over the years in not having a meetup. For several years we actually had conflicts. But I would like to correct that this year.

Please note that this is an official costumed event. But cosplay is NEVER required for our events.

Overall I think it would be pretty amazing to have photos of our group amongst the Cherry Blossom tree's and it will be a tremendous opportunity to promote our group to the cosplay community of NYC.

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Additional details will be posted soon including travel directions, where to meet, etc.


Corresponding Facebook event:

http://www.meetup.com/TGTSNBN/events/170247112/

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  • deanna b.

    FABULOUS

    April 28

  • deanna b.

    IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS I HAVE SPENT IN A LONG LONG TIME. I am SO sorry SO MANY of you did not come - and missed out on one of the BEST events we have done in ages. The weather was PERFECT. The venue was GLORIOUS and the day was just BEAUTIFUL. Kudos to Jon for organizing it and thanks to those who came - making it such a lovely, FUN day.

    Love ALWAYS to all you wild, crazy and wonderful HP folks,

    Deanna (The Elder)
    aka Celestial Warmbottom

    2 · April 28

  • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

    Glad I finally got to meet more of you <3

    1 · April 28

  • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

    I lost everyone DX

    April 27

  • J.Rosenthal

    Its 1015 we are heading into the park. Look for hogwarts students :)

    April 27

  • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

    SO are we Dressing up in hogwarts gear or not so I know what to wear tomorrow and who to look for

    April 26

    • J.Rosenthal

      Many of our members will be dressing up in Harry Potter cosplay. Not everyone, but I am sure enough of us to spot.

      April 27

    • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

      Sweeet! Shall wear my stringy hat

      April 27

  • B. M.

    Hi - Just wondering how long you think folks will be there. Won't be able to get there until some time after 12 noon probably. Thanks.

    April 27

  • Snowflake A.

    I'll be there wandering around. I have to leave no later than 1pm, because I have to go to work. The festival is a 2-day event. Maybe next year the group can participate in the fashion show or parade walk.

    April 25

  • Jayne G.

    i do go i am dressing up as harry potter

    April 23

  • Rachel A.

    I saw the possible time change to 9:30; I'm just wondering, will there be an organized meetup time for photos and such later in the day, because for those of us coming from NJ, that is awfully early, and I don't want to rush if I don't have to.

    April 23

    • J.Rosenthal

      I am still working on that. I have never been to this event so I am trying to research as much as possible about time and location for group photos. We are going to be competing with several hundred other cosplayers, so we might have to be flexible. But I will post what I can by Friday

      April 23

    • Rachel A.

      Thank you, much appreciated.

      April 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm just wondering if any kids are expected. My 10 year old is dying to dress up and come but I don't know if she'll want to end up being the only kid in the group.

    April 22

    • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

      Idk about the group but iv been going to this since I was a kid and there will be many

      April 23

    • J.Rosenthal

      Shirra, not many of our members have children, but we have no problem with you bringing yours.

      April 23

  • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

    Make sure. We all Harry Potter cosplaying?

    April 21

    • Anthony

      Well, not all of us. I won't be, though I'd gladly do Bill Weasley if I had the time or money. I'll be at the festival both Saturday and Sunday though.

      April 21

  • Luisa

    where exactly will we meet?

    April 20

    • J.Rosenthal

      I will be posting more details in the middle of this week.

      April 21

    • Anthony

      The best place would probably have to be somewhere near one of the entrances a little before 10, as it gets quite crowded after that (i.e. lines going down the block 1/6 mile or more). Now we have to choose an entrance.

      April 21

  • Aria

    Not sure about cosplay, but I will certainly be there with LOTS of allergy meds!

    April 2

  • Irvin K

    I'm coming if this does not coincide with the one week each year that I nearly die from allergies. Need to decide who to dress as!

    March 25

  • Yvette DarkenedHeart C.

    Ill be there with my family!

    March 17

  • margaret

    Sorry. Will be upstate at a wedding that day. Have fun. The trees are beautiful

    March 9

  • Anthony

    I've been to the last four and it's usually one of my favorite events of the year to attend. I will of course be going, although I currently have no costume.

    March 9

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