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Fall Gala

Fall Gala

Special Events

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Ticketed Event

This event has passed. You can still contribute to BBG by making a gift online or calling Development at 718-623-7356.

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Gala Details

A special Fall Gala to welcome Adrian Benepe in his first year as Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new president and enjoy a beautiful evening together in the Garden!

Gala Chairs

Frederick & Morley Bland
Jennifer & Steven Eisenstadt
Suzanne Marquard & Jim Breckenridge
Lloyd & Cassandra Metz
Diane & Joseph Steinberg
Earl Weiner & Suzanne Davidson

5:30 p.m.

Strolling Cocktails
Champagne at the Diane H. and Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center
Cocktails at the Robert W. Wilson Overlook

7:30 p.m.

Dinner on Cherry Esplanade

Tickets range from $500 to $2,500; tables for ten start at $10,000. Proceeds from the Fall Gala provide essential 2021 stabilization support for the Garden—sustaining collections, programs, and the well-being of our community and staff.

The evening’s menu will be designed and prepared by Patina Restaurant Group. Each course will feature fresh ingredients that were sustainably grown and harvested.

Festive botanical attire encouraged. Tickets held at the door. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to attend the event. Complimentary self-park available.


Special thanks to Gala sponsors and partners


Logo: Stevia in the Raw Logo: Bloomberg Philanthropies Logo: Permanens Capital Partners Logo: Dechert LLP

Event Contributors

Logo: Crimson Wine Group Logo: Workman Logo: Beam Suntory Logo: Brooklyn Brewery Logo: Seedlip


Safety is our priority. This special event is held outdoors. All attendees and guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event. BBG’s enhanced safety precautions are based on current CDC, City, and State mandates and recommended guidelines.

To preserve social distancing, the number of tables is limited and group size is capped at 10 people. Staff members have been trained in New York State COVID-19 hygiene and social distancing protocols. As in any public outdoor setting, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19. By visiting BBG, you voluntarily assume such risks.

Contact Us

For more information about tickets, donations, and sponsorship or to purchase tickets or donate by phone, call Special Events at 718-623-7356 or email [email protected].

Charity Info

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. A portion of membership fees and benefit event tickets, and 100% of contributions are tax deductible.

The full legal name and address of the Garden is

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corporation
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

BBG's federal tax identification number (TIN) is 11-2417338.

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