Saturday, April 15: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival in Queens, 11 am-1 pm, live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony. Pavilion & Astral Fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. Rock Climbing as DUMBO Boulders re-opens and opening day programs under the Manhattan Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Pups & Pastries, 8-9 am, free coffee and breakfast pastries and meet with members of Fort Greene PUPS (Park Users and Pets Society) and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Spring migration, budding birders will get to see the best spots to view our feathered friends in the urban jungle, 10-11:30 am, Prospect Park Picnic House, Prospect Park West and Fifth Street. Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, April 17, 10 am to 4 pm, $9. Enjoy a day of searching for colorful eggs filled with treasures, pix with Whiskers the Easter Bunny, tiny tractor corn box; fun house, hay ride; pony rides and Easter baskets. Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field. Free Women’s Self-Defense Class, 11 am. Unlimited Martial Arts offers a complimentary self-defense class for women, Unlimited Martial Arts, 171 Meeker Ave. at N. Seventh Avenue. District 35 Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am-2 pm. Council Member Laurie Cumbo hosts it with arts and crafts, and games. Egg hunt at 12:30 pm, bring your own basket. Fort Greene Park Northwest Plaza, Myrtle Avenue at North Portland Avenue. Music in Motion, Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, (Brooklyn Bridge), 4 pm. Coney Island Circus Sideshow, 1-8 pm, $10 ($5 for kids), freaks, wonders, and human curiosities. Runs continuously all day. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street. Easter Egg Hunt, 2-3 pm, arts and crafts and an opportunity to find eggs filled with candies or treats. Ashford Learning Center, 341 Ashford St. at Liberty Avenue. See past postings of UniverSoul Circus and The Dark Crystal.
Sunday, April 16: Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, starts at 10 am, up Fifth Avenue from E. 49th Street to East 57th Street and passing St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Mnahttan. Sensory Perception Hike, 1-2:30 pm. Learn orienteering skills at Canarsie Park, East 88th St. and Seaview Avenue. See past postings of Throw and Tell and UniverSoul Circus.