We hope everyone had a plentiful Thanksgiving, whether you jet-set your way out of town, or spent Turkey Day right here, in the glorious county of Kings. Either way, shake yourself awake from that tryptophan hangover and get ready to party because Brooklyn — it’s your weekend!
• Start your Friday off right with a trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (it’s free on weekdays, you guys!) and check out the monster tiger orchid that’s blooming there.
• Walk across to street to the Brooklyn Museum and check out its brand new —and highly controversial — show, “Hide/Seek,” that features a piece of art so racy it was banned from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. It’s cool — Brooklyn can handle it. Our very own Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension loved it; we think you will, too.
• Then, spend Friday evening at Irondale Ensemble Project in Fort Greene and take in a production of “Henry V,” the first in a series of Shakespeare plays, all written in 1599, that the theater will produce in the next two years.
• After you’ve gotten your theater on, go grab a deliciously boozy mescal drink at Blueprint bar in Park Slope. Try the Oaxacan cocktail ($12) — a shaken blend of Los Nahuales Mezcal, buckwheat honey from the farmer’s market and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Yeah, we’re thirsty just thinking about it.
• So, you finally digested all that turkey and you’re ready to once again get your grub on? Stop by Wicked Good Franks in Bedford Stuvesant a grab a New England-style frank. Then, if you’re feeling adventurous, check out some other geographically themed hot dog joints peppered throughout our fair borough!
• Jump-start your Saturday by foraging for wild carrots in Marine Park with “wildman” Steve Brill! If you’re lucky, you might uproot some rudabagas, turnips and other goodies of the ground while you’re at it!
• Spend the rest of your Saturday learning all about Brooklyn’s maritime history at the brand spankin’ new Navy Yard museum! Who wouldn’t wanna?
• Start your Sunday with a stroll Downtown — and be sure to stop by Atlantic Avenue throwback shop, Dry Goods — your brand new, one-stop shop for all things obscure and old timey.
• Before all the leaves fall off the trees, head over to McCarren Park for a walk — and stop at the clean and newly re-opened Turkey’s Nest bar and grab a frozen margarita on your way!