American Express’s Small Business Saturday celebrates its 10th year this year with thousands of business in Brooklyn participating!

Small Business Saturday on November 30 is a way to help get more customers to shop small and with 67 cents of each dollar spent at a small business remaining in the community, the event has become a win-win for both shoppers and merchants during this holiday weekend.

Looking for a few local places in Brooklyn where your dollars will make sense? Here’s a quick list:

Flatbush Development Corporation is hosting an in-person historic walking tour that will take place on Saturday, in hopes of bringing local residents to Newkirk Plaza to learn more about its commuter train history and the First Outdoor Mall in America. Local stores will be hosting promotions and specials in order to celebrate the day!

Kikis Pet Spa in Fort Greene is best known for its dog grooming efforts, and management is offering $10 off all grooms — any breed, all sizes — if you book on Small Business Saturday. Kiki’s will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 718-857-7272 to make an appointment in advance, or visit the pet spa’s website.

Photo: Courtesy Kiki’s Pet Spa

IMPACCT Brooklyn is hosting a “Flavors of Food & Shopping” tour around the community! IMPACCT Brooklyn is hoping to have elected officials participate in the tour and connect with small business owners and shoppers during the event. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Along Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Brooklyn, nearly 1 in 10 businesses are independently-owned. The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership works year round to support and celebrate these neighborhood businesses and is excited to join communities across the country to celebrate the importance of locally-owned businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Greenlight Bookstore‘s Prospect Lefferts Gardens location at 632 Flatbush Avenue, (at Fenimore) on Small Business Saturday will have a 20% discount to help you get a jump on holiday shopping, and festive drinks and treats as well!

Greenlight Bookstore
Photo: Courtesy Greenlight Bookstore

PRESS Modern Massage is offering discounted massages and packages for the shopping holiday. Visit here to purchase a gift card for your preferred location in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, or Long Island City. All massages are completely tailored to meet your individual needs, with the option of a full table warmer. Give the gift of relaxation with an online-only gift card sale between Black Friday (Nov. 29) and Cyber Monday (Dec. 2), which will feature the lowest massage rates of the year, including:

  • $100 1-Hour Massage (reg. $130)
  • $145 90-Minute Massage (reg. $170)
  • Packages up to $300 off

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and that means it’s time to find the perfect gift for the Brooklyn history buff in your life! Stop by the Brooklyn Historical Society Gift Shops at either of our two locations (in the Brooklyn Navy Yard or DUMBO) to peruse the selection of locally-made and Brooklyn-inspired books, apparel, accessories, and more and get 20% off your purchase through Sunday, December 3. BHS Members receive an *additional* discount for a total discount of 25%. Not a Member?Sign up here!

Photo: Courtesy Brooklyn Historical Society

To find more places to shop during Small Business Saturday, click here and enter in your zip code!

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