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Light in Winter
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Light in Winter

November 2014–March 2015

Inspired by winter traditions from around the world, Light in Winter offers enlivening activities including bird walks, seasonal garden tours, yoga in BBG’s glass-walled Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium, and children’s workshops.

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Ongoing

Patience, Paper, Pen, and Brush: Botanical Artwork by Dick Rauh

Patience, Paper, Pen, and Brush: Botanical Artwork by Dick Rauh

September 27, 2014–January 27, 2015
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 28 | 2–4 p.m.

Renowned botanical illustrator Dick Rauh has drawn a number of trees in BBG's living collection, including specimens from the Garden’s important bonsai collection.

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Tree House Installation

Tree House Installation

Oak Circle

Tree house architect Roderick Romero created a new, site-specific installation using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Hours at the Garden Shop

Holiday Hours at the Garden Shop

Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

BBG’s Garden Shop offers an array of special holiday items for home, garden, and loved ones of all ages. During holiday hours, the shop stays open an extra 90 minute.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Hours at the Garden Shop

Holiday Hours at the Garden Shop

Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

BBG’s Garden Shop offers an array of special holiday items for home, garden, and loved ones of all ages. During holiday hours, the shop stays open an extra 90 minute.

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Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Registration for Winter Classes Opens

Registration for Winter Classes Opens

Monday, December 1, 2014 | 9 a.m.

Register for winter Children's Garden sessions, continuing education classes, and community horticulture classes.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Living Lessons in Design: Visual Bounty in a Bleak Season

Living Lessons in Design: Visual Bounty in a Bleak Season

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Join horticulturist Jim Russell in examining all aspects of gardening—by example—within the various gardens of BBG.

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Edible Tour of the Tropical Pavilion

Edible Tour of the Tropical Pavilion

Saturday, December 6, 2014
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and 1–2:15 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Preregistration Required

Enjoy the warmth of our Tropical Pavilion on this edible greenhouse tour!

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Waltz of the Flowers

Waltz of the Flowers

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Noon–1:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required
Visitor Center

Explore the world of The Nutcracker, in a special workshop for children ages 4 through 12, presented by teaching artists from American Ballet Theatre (ABT).

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Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family

Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family

Sundays, December 7, 2014
January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 10–11 a.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center

Spot winter birds around BBG with naturalist Brad Klein.

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Holiday Wreath and Topiary Workshop

Holiday Wreath and Topiary Workshop

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Preregistration Required

Work with evergreens, boxwood, cones, faux berries and more to create two seasonal focal points for your home.

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Action Heroes Movement Class (3- to 5-year-olds)

Action Heroes Movement Class (3- to 5-year-olds)

Sundays, December 7, 2014, January 4, 2015
10:30–11:15 a.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Kids, bring your Superman cape and Catwoman ears and join choreographer and Spoke the Hub teaching artist Mark Lamb in an action-packed frolic.

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Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Garden Shop

Meet the artists behind local businesses Empire Mayonnaise and Blue Dot Jewelry.

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Action Heroes Movement Class (5- to 7-year-olds)

Action Heroes Movement Class (5- to 7-year-olds)

Sundays, December 7, 2014, January 4, 2015
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Kids, bring your Superman cape and Catwoman ears and join choreographer and Spoke the Hub teaching artist Mark Lamb in an action-packed frolic.

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Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Chase Away the Winter Blues

Chase Away the Winter Blues

November 2, December 7, 2014, January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 1–2 p.m. | Meet at Magnolia Plaza

Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long outdoor narrated walk series designed to relieve the winter doldrums.

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Wintercrafting for Families

Wintercrafting for Families

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 1–3 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Get crafty together for the holiday season. Pot up a paperwhite bulb, make animal track art, craft a tiny pine needle pillow, and cozy up with a winter storybook.

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Victorian Toy Parlor

Victorian Toy Parlor

Sundays, December 7, 2014, January 4, 2015 | 1–4 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Step back in time and play with wooden climbing bears, Jacob’s ladders, do-nothing machines, and other olden-day whatnots.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

For BBG Members: Members’ Holiday Open House

For BBG Members: Members’ Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 6–8 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Celebrate the joy of the season with a winter-themed cocktail and live classical music.

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Fall Bonsai Seminar: Bonsai Styling

Fall Bonsai Seminar: Bonsai Styling

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 6–8:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Explore the artistic and horticultural thought process for selecting a design and the various steps involved in achieving a bonsai design concept.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wandering Winter Solstice Concert with Make Music New York

Wandering Winter Solstice Concert with Make Music New York

Sunday, December 21, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Meet at Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the start of winter throughout the Garden with Make Music New York as Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert presents an encore performance of his participatory version of Franz Schubert’s 1828 song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey).

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Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Weekends: Corner of Cherry Walk Near Visitor Center
Weekdays: Magnolia Plaza

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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