Make some headway on your holiday shopping while supporting Brooklyn businesses this weekend.
The annual nation-wide event, originally started by American Express in 2010, encourages patronage to local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A number of Brooklyn neighborhoods are participating on Saturday, November 30 this year with special “Shop Small” events aimed at getting people outside and into the stores of the borough.
Alliance for Coney Island
There is still plenty of fun to be found in Coney Island during the cold weather season, including popping into the local shops that are to be found throughout the area. Dozens of shops and restaurants will be open for business and if you save your receipt from the day you might be the winner of a free tote bag. A full list of all the participating businesses can be found online here.
Fifth Avenue Park Slope BID
For a full day of festive fun, you can cap an afternoon of shopping along Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue with music, Santa and a Christmas Tree lighting. Santa will be arriving via a vintage car for the event which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Check out the event page for all the details.
Montague Street BID
Stroll along the commercial center of Brooklyn Heights for an afternoon of shopping that also will provide child-friendly entertainment. Make a purchase at any Montague Street business and in return, you can get a balloon art piece from Melinda Pom and take a selfie with an elf. Just present your receipt at The Bossert Hotel at 98 Montague Street between 12 and 2 p.m. Get all the details on the event page.
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
Businesses along Myrtle Avenue will be open and many will be offering special deals and discounts, from raffles to free desserts. Every purchase will also give you a chance to enter a raffle for a $200 shopping splurge on the avenue. For more information on the participating shops visit the event page.
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