What interesting things in Brooklyn can you be a member of?
April 12, 2010 8:25 PM Subscribe
My best friend just moved to Brooklyn. Her birthday is coming up, and I'd like to give her a membership to some local institution that she could frequent. What are my options?
posted by zadermatermorts to sports, hobbies, & recreation (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
She lives in Park Slope and is kind of a homebody, so I thought it would be nice if there were some place pretty near her that she could just pick up and go to easily when she wanted something cool to do.
I am not a New Yorker, so I'm doing this all online and I don't really know the scene. My first thought was the Prospect Park Zoo, but they only do all-inclusive memberships to all the NYC zoos, which has sort of a high price point (I was hoping for around $50), and I don't really see her trekking out to the Bronx and Central Park all the time, which kind of defeats the purpose of the membership. There's the Brooklyn Museum, but I don't think she particularly digs art more than average.
How's the Botanic Garden? Is it the kind of place that invites repeat visits? What other cool places are there? She loves theater, and I was looking into theater subscription series, but I can't find much in my price range; most community theaters don't seem to be well set up for this.
I wouldn't be totally against something in Manhattan, especially if it's near NYU, where she works, but I think somewhere close to home would hold the most appeal. Thanks!