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Brooklyn Botanical Garden, along with the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, is hosting a garden full of Isamu Noguchi’s work.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden, along with the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, is hosting a garden full of Isamu Noguchi’s work.

Brooklyn’s neighborhoods are still booming in popularity after years of revitalization. Clients headed to New York City this fall will want to check out these happenings in one of our favorite boroughs.

In collaboration with the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City (which is one of the must-sees in Queens) Brooklyn Botanical Garden is hosting a garden full of Isamu Noguchi’s work. Visitors should head to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, where the main eight pieces of the exhibit are on display. Afterwards, walk to the Conservatory Gallery to see more of Noguchi’s creations in the exhibit, “Isamu Noguchi: The Transformation of Nature.” Here, photographs are put on display relating to Noguchi’s work as a garden, park, playground and public space designer. Also, make sure to stroll through the gardens and enjoy the natural beauty that is rare to find in New York City. In October, many of the flowers are dormant, but visitors may be able to see some native flowers still in bloom. There are several subway lines that will get travelers to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, including the 2, 3, B, Q, 4 and 5 lines from Manhattan. Contact Sarah Duffin ([email protected]) to book private events or call (718) 623-7220 for private tours.

A trip to New York City isn’t complete without a visit to a theater for a live show. The Kings Theatre on Flatbush Avenue has a wide variety of shows playing this season. Yo Le Tengo, a beloved rock band, will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a tour to commemorate the release of their recent album. Fans will be happy to hear that the band is reuniting with former member, Dave Schramm, on the electric guitar. See the group play on October 10 at 8 p.m. Tip: For another concert must-see, Ringo Starr and his All Star Band will be playing at the Kings Theatre on Halloween night, October 31 at 8 p.m. For VIP tickets email [email protected].

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The Kings Theatre on Flatbush Avenue will witness a variety of shows this season, including performances by rock band Yo Le Tengo and Ringo Starr and his All Star Band.
The Kings Theatre on Flatbush Avenue will witness a variety of shows this season, including performances by rock band Yo Le Tengo and Ringo Starr and his All Star Band.

Those who plan on being in the city for Halloween but want to skip the Ringo Starr concert for some family fun should head to the famed Prospect Park and Lookout Hill on October 24. That night (rain or shine) there will be a Halloween Haunted Walk. Children and adults are encouraged to come out for some silly scares and an evening of family fun. Earlier that same day, Prospect Park’s Audubon Center at the Boathouse will offer kid-friendly Halloween fun with an educational twist. Children will learn about “spooky” animals like owls, insects and snakes. There will be hands-on discussions throughout the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enter near the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue.

Hockey and basketball fans pay attention: October is an exciting month for both sports. The New York Islanders hockey team will be making their debut at the Barclays Center on October 9. Then on October 28, the Brooklyn Nets will begin their season. Reaching the popular Barclays Center, which is located on Atlantic Avenue, is simple — the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 all go there.

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