To mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is offering FREE admission today. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. All visitors aged 12 and older are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor areas, except for restrooms. Face coverings are required in some instances.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden has two collections in remembrance of September 11. Along the eastern and western edges of Cherry Esplanade are allées of scarlet oak trees, the Liberty Oaks, planted in remembrance of the events of that day and those who lost their lives. The Tree Peony Collection that blooms in the spring was presented to the Garden in 2002 by the Japanese town of Yatsuka-Cho in Shimane Prefecture to “bring peace of mind to the people of the United States.”
Many of Brooklyn’s most popular restaurants are offering special deals till March 29, 2012. Deals include 3 Course Lunch or brunch for two for only $20.12 and 3 Course Dinner for $25. Participation may vary, see the complete list of restaurants here. Make reservations in advance and be sure to mention “Dine in Brooklyn.”
Tonight, January 26, 2012, from 7 pm, Mable’s Smokehouse & Banquet Hall will be celebrating their one year anniversary by throwing a party with live music, FREE Brooklyn Brewery beer (from 9 – 10 PM), and FREE samples of a new meat they’re smoking, Okie Roundsteak (pit smoked bologna). Mable’s Smokehouse & Banquet Hall is located at 44 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. 718-218-6655.
Groupon is offering up-to 55% off two to four weekend visits to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a limited time. For $10, you get two admissions (a $20 value). For $18, you get four admissions plus 20% off purchases at the Gift Shop (a $40 value). This Groupon is valid only for weekend admission through March 4, 2012. Weekdays are free, and children under 12 are admitted for free anytime. Deal expires November 7, 2011.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located at 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. A century ago, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s founders had the vision to transform a city ash heap into a premier botanic garden in the heart of the borough. Since the Garden first opened its gates to the public, it has been a vibrant place for education, research, world-class horticulture, and sanctuary. Join us this summer in celebrating our first 100 years and our exciting plans for the future!
The Brooklyn Star is now now serves a family style rib dinner on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $25 per guest with a 3-guest minimum. It includes Smoked Dr. Pepper rib dinner, pork ribs, choice of house sides, and choice of house sides and a rotating pickle plate. They are also serve a family style fried chicken dinner on Sundays and Mondays for $20 per guest with a 3-guest minimum. It includes fried chicken dinner, choice of house side and a rotating pickle plate. The Brooklyn Star is located on 593 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. 718-599-9899.
From today, March 21 to March 31, 2011 many restaurants are partaking in this year’s Brooklyn restaurant week, which offers 2 Course Lunch for $20.11 and 3 Course Dinner for $30 for a limited time.
- Strong Place in Cobble Hill
- Olga’s on Smith
- Bino Brooklyn
- Scottadito Osteria Toscana
- Jake’s BBQ and Provence en Boite in Carroll Gardens
- Okeanos and Soigne in Park Slope
- Water Street Restaurant in DUMBO
- Miranda and Loreley in Williamsburg
- Dougies BBQ and Grill in Kensington
- Greenhouse Café in Bay Ridge
- Jamie-Lynn’s Kitchen in Bensonhurst
- Soule in Clinton Hill
- Chip Shop in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope
Seersucker has a sweet Monday night meat ‘n’ three deal for $17, this gets you your choice of on Southern meet (burger’s country ham, meatloaf with onion gravy, fried whiting, etc.) and three sides (collard greens, stoneground grits, field peas, zucchini casserole, mixed greens, etc.) along with cornbread and unlimited sweet tea. Dixie Beers are also just $3. Deal is good every Monday night. Seersucker is located at 329 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231. (718) 422-0444