Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Queens
Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Flushing
Take in a spring day at this expansive park and enjoy the cherry blossoms adorning the areas surrounding the Queens Museum and the Queens Theatre. For the most picturesque views, head west on the promenade toward the Unisphere.
Queens Botanical Garden Cherry Circle – Flushing
While the Queens Botanical Garden does not have special events for sakura, it does have the beautiful Cherry Circle, where you’ll find cherry blossom trees planted along a winding path and bursting with blooms each spring.
Rainey Park – Long Island City
Head to this sweet neighborhood hidden gem which comes to life in the spring with Okame cherry trees blossoming all along the promenade. The Kwanzan cherry trees on the lawns follow suit a bit later in the season. On Friday, April 22—during spring break—the park hosts Family Fun at Rainey Park featuring a puppet show, craft-making, and live music. FREE
Hunter’s Point South Park – Long Island City
If Yoshino cherry trees are your thing with their very pale pink cherry blossoms maturing into white clusters, this is the place for you. This special variety of cherry trees blooms around the park’s oval which also boasts stellar views of the Manhattan skyline. This little park packs in a lot of features including a central green, playgrounds, adult fitness equipment, a dog run, a bikeway, a waterside promenade, picnic terraces, and a basketball court.
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