The Brooklyn Cultural District



Downtown Brooklyn is home to the Brooklyn Cultural District, comprising world-class cultural organizations representing nearly every artistic discipline. The diversity and vitality of these groups is unmatched, and represents one of the City’s great cultural assets.



A history of investment in Brooklyn’s arts + culture

Arts and culture has been a defining focus for Downtown Brooklyn for more than a century. Building upon the rich history of the area’s existing institutions, the City and State of New York have invested over $100 million to support world-class cultural venues, public spaces, and streetscape improvements.

These institutions represent a wide array of artistic and cultural expression, from the storied Brooklyn Academy of Music and the modern BRIC Arts Media Center, to the emergent Irondale Center, and the cutting-edge Issue Project Room.



Upcoming events

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Ask a Tech

Walt Whitman Public Library
93 Saint Edwards Street
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Story Play

Walt Whitman Public Library
93 Saint Edwards Street
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Dandy Wellington & His Swingin' Band

DeKalb Stage
DeKalb Market Hall, 445 Albee Square West
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The Good Soul Of Setzuan

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
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Early Music & Movement with Hopalong Andrew

DeKalb Market Hall
445 Albee Square West
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Puzzle Club

Walt Whitman Public Library
93 Saint Edwards Street

Arts + Culture Map

See a map of all that the Brooklyn Cultural District has to offer.