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Plants and produce: 10 things to do in Brooklyn this weekend

January 16, 2020 Scott Enman

There’s a lot of skating happening this weekend, and we’re not quite sure why. You can roller skate at a nightclub in Williamsburg, ice skate in Downtown Brooklyn and skateboard in East Williamsburg. Plus, there’s a jazz festival, a food festival and an exhibit on Chinese food.

1. Learn about Chinese food

The Museum of Food and Drink. Photo: MOFAD

Hungry? Head down to the Museum of Food and Drink to learn about the evolution of Chinese-American restaurants. There will be tastings and a presentation of historic menus.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at MOFAD. From $14

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2. Roller skate

Roller skates. Photo: Pexels

Roller-skate and drink mimosas inside Williamsburg nightclub Schimanski. Could there be a better way to spend your Saturday?

Saturday at noon at Schimanski. $23.

3. Ice skate

For the first time, an ice skating rink has opened in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
For the first time, an ice skating rink has opened in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo: Mary Frost/Brooklyn Eagle

After roller-skating at Schimanski, ice skate at the first ice skating rink in Downtown Brooklyn. There are programs for adults and kids hosted by Olympian athletes Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov.

Various hours at MetroTech Commons. From $15.

4. Do a different type of skating (the kind with a board)

Vans Skate Space 198 was created to resemble popular skating spots across the city. Photo: Vans Skate Space 198

After roller skating and ice skating, you can grab your skateboard and head down to Vans’ new indoor public skate park in East Williamsburg.


Various hours at 198 Randolph St. Free.

5. See Kyrie back in action

Kyrie Irving AP Photo by Matt Slocum.

Kyrie Irving is back after an extended absence due to a shoulder injury, and he’s playing extremely well. Head down to Barclays Center on Sunday to see the Nets take on the Milwaukee Bucks and see Brook Lopez return to his old stomping ground.

Saturday at 6 p.m. at Barclays Center. Various prices.

6. Listen to jazz

Jazz. Image: Pexels

New York City Winter Jazzfest started last week, but this weekend is the “Marathon Night” in Brooklyn. A host of big names in the jazz world will be performing at various venues across the borough.

Various venues and times. From $30.

7. Surround yourself with plants

Plants hang from the rafters in this Brooklyn Botanic Garden greenhouse. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle
Plants hang from the rafters in this Brooklyn Botanic Garden greenhouse. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Spend your weekend surrounded by greenery at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where you can visit 21 different facilities that are at risk from a pair of 39-story towers.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $15.

8. Walk to Cher’s house

On the corner of Cranberry and Willow streets, you find the house where Cher lived in “Moonstruck.” Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle
On the corner of Cranberry and Willow streets, you find the house where Cher lived in “Moonstruck.” Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Take a stroll through Brooklyn Heights, the oldest historic district in the five boroughs, where you’ll see beautiful brownstones and the house where Cher lived in “Moonstruck.”

Any time in Brooklyn Heights.

9. Pick produce

Fresh produce. Image via Pexels

Find fresh tomatoes and other local produce at Park Slope’s Down to Earth Farmers Market at the Old Stone House this Sunday. There will be a variety of New York vendors, including Grown in Brooklyn Yellow Bell Farm and The Brooklyn Biscuit Company.

Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Old Stone House. Free.

10. Eat delicious food

A ramen burger from Smorgasburg. Photo: Scott Enman/Brooklyn Eagle

Dubbed “The Woodstock of Eating” by The New York Times, head down this weekend to Brooklyn’s iconic food market, Smorgasburg, to indulge in ramen burgers, ice cream, oysters and everything in between.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 25 Kent Ave.

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