Lightscape Family Benefit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Lightscape Family Benefit

Lightscape Family Benefit

Special Events

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 4:30–7:30 p.m.*

Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites you to an exclusive Lightscape experience at BBG’s Family Benefit, a fundraiser that’s fun for kids and their families. Enjoy trailside treats amid dazzling lights and colors as you leisurely stroll the outdoor trail. Festive attire encouraged!

This third annual benefit event offers a magical experience for families and raises important funds to support the Garden’s youth education programs.

*We encourage entry no later than 6:30 p.m.

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Family Benefit Host Committee


  • Martin & Michelle Bell
  • Courtney & Ian Broadwater
  • Madeline & Ed Carson
  • Adam & Sylvana Durrett
  • Jennifer & Steven Eisenstadt
  • Max Petersen & Radhika Jones
  • Diane & Joseph Steinberg


  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Paula & Hayden Dunbar
  • Catherine & Jed Feldman
  • Hilary & Edwin Jager
  • Mimi & Whitten Morris
  • Sabrina Mallick & Adam Peterson
  • Priscilla Newburry
  • Connie & Ted Roosevelt


  • Ambriel & Hawes Bostic
  • Alison Maschmeyer & Guy Dorsainvil
  • Ron & Alana Kenigsberg
  • Jeremy & Amber Kogler
  • Day Kornbluth & Max Pitman
  • Annie MacRae & Win Ruml
  • Lindsay & Emmett McCann
  • Wendy Branch-Thorbourne
  • Christie & Chris Totman

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Family Benefit tickets include:

  • Exclusive access to the Lightscape experience—enjoy spectacular lights and colors as you meander through the outdoor trail without the crowds
  • Complimentary hot cocoa and cider (spiked for adults!) along the route, as well as special performances and family photo opportunities
  • Light fare, an open bar, and family fun activities for kids and adults indoors in BBG’s Palm House, including face painting and a Sloomoo Institute slime station
  • A BBG gift bag with take-home garden activity
  • Complimentary parking (self-park)

Package & Ticket Levels

Tickets range from $75 to $150, with packages starting at $500. To be a part of the Lightscape Family Benefit Host Committee, join us at the Friend, Contributor, or Supporter level.

Supporter ($5,000)
  • Premier Host Committee listing on event materials
  • 12 tickets (adult or child/teen)
  • Complimentary yearlong Contributor membership
Contributor ($2,500)
  • Host Committee listing on event materials
  • 8 tickets (adult or child/teen)
  • Complimentary yearlong Friends & Family membership
Friend ($1,000)
  • Host Committee listing on event materials
  • 6 tickets (adult or child/teen)
  • Complimentary yearlong Dual membership
Family Night ($500)
  • 5 tickets (adult or child/teen)

Adult Ticket, ages 18+ ($125 member/$150 nonmember)

Child/Teen Ticket, ages 3–17 ($75 member/$100 nonmember)

Children ages 0–2 are welcome to join and do not require a ticket.

The estimated nondeductible portion of each Lightscape Family Benefit ticket is $50 per adult and $35 per child. For more information about tickets, donations, and sponsorships or to purchase tickets or donate by phone, call Special Events at 718-623-7356 or email [email protected].

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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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