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Festivals in Brooklyn: A Monthly Calendar of Ethnic & National Festivals

Irish, African-American, Jewish,Caribbean, Mexican — and American Festivals


Whether celebrating July 4th, American Independence Day, or February's African American History Month, Brooklyn is rich in special "heritage" events. Indeed, every month there's a different cultural or ethnic celebration in multi-cultural Brooklyn that's the occasion for a special concert, lectures, a parade or festivity of some sort. Find out what's going on, in addition to the boroughs many musical, artistic, food, film and neighborhood events.

3. February: African American History Month

Martin Luther King. Photo from Nobel Prize site.
Find out more about Brooklyn in February.

6. April: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Find out more about Brooklyn in April .

8. May: Cinco de Mayo (Mexican)

Find out more about Brooklyn in May .

10. May: Literary Festival

Check out LitCrawl Brooklyn

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