Culture



You’ve heard all about that Brooklyn ‘vibe’. Culture is what fuels it, and Downtown Brooklyn is the heart of it, with over 70 cultural groups calling the area home. See a play, dance to live music, visit a museum, watch a movie, or meet an author, a filmmaker, or an artist at an evening talk or panel.  

Upcoming events

Recurring
Today |

The Peter Pan Experience

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building
321 Ashland Place
Recurring
Today |

Lurrie Bell: Chicago Blues

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Today |

Viva DeConcini

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Mon Mar 27 |

75 Dollar Bill: Little Big Band

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Wed Mar 29 |

The Music of Anna Clyne

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Recurring
Fri Mar 31 |

Poetry 2017: Word, Sound, Power

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building
321 Ashland Place
Fri Mar 31 |

Graham Haynes

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Culture

Culture

651 ARTS

651 ARTS

651 Fulton Street

It is the mission of 651 ARTS to deepen awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts and culture of the African Diaspora, and to provide professional and creative opportunities for...

A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. Gallery

155 Plymouth Street

A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. In addition to exhibiting the work...

Actors Fund Arts Center

Actors Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn Street

The Actors Fund Arts Center is a state-of-the-art black box performance venue and rehearsal space located in the lobby level of The Schermerhorn. 

BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

651 Fulton Street

BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave Festival each fall; a spring season...

What's Happening Today

887 at 2:00pm

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building

30 Lafayette Avenue

BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave Festival each fall; a spring season...

What's Happening Today

Viva DeConcini at 9:00pm

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building

321 Ashland Place

BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave Festival each fall; a spring season...

What's Happening Today

The Peter Pan Experience at 2:00pm

BRIC House

BRIC House

647 Fulton Street

BRIC provides a platform for the development of new works in theater, dance, music, and multi-disciplinary performance; as well as subsidized rehearsal, rental, and performance space for non...

Brooklyn Ballet

Brooklyn Ballet

160 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn Ballet is a professional, not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and is home to performances, classes and...

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street

Founded in 1863, BHS is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history.

Brooklyn Music School

Brooklyn Music School

126 Saint Felix Street

The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement. It owns and operates a historic four-story building that contains...

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

63 Flushing Avenue

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 showcases the history and innovation of The Brooklyn Navy Yard from the Revolutionary War to the revolution in jobs and industry happening in New York City...

Dancewave

Dancewave

45 Fourth Avenue

Dancewave is a Brooklyn-based, non-profit dance center that embraces an innovative model of dance education, combining a high standard of rigorous training with mentoring by accomplished dance...

Grumpy Bert

Grumpy Bert

82 Bond Street

Inside this art gallery, you'll find a collection of cutesy and artsy gifts, designer toys, art prints / books / magazines, and apparel. Throughout the year they host a variety of art shows and...

Irondale Center

Irondale Center

85 South Oxford Street

The Irondale Ensemble Project has a rich 25-year history of producing and teaching experimental theater with a strong voice for social change. The 7,300-square-foot Irondale Center for Theater,...

ISSUE Project Room

ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place

ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting projects by both emerging and established experimental artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical...

Klompching Gallery

Klompching Gallery

89 Water Street

The gallery showcases photography that demonstrates creative integrity and intent, originality, narrative and aesthetic challenges, and the highest level of craftsmanship. In addition to its...

Kumble Theater

Kumble Theater

1 University Plaza

The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn is a dynamic, state-of-the-art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to...

Mark Morris Dance Center

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue

The Mark Morris Dance Center is the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group and offers classes for adults and children in its state-of-the-art dance facility. 

MoCADA

MoCADA

80 Hanson Place

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and...

Museum Quality

Museum Quality

59 Pearl Street

Museum Quality is a minuscule space, in the setting of a mall, hidden behind a taxicab dispatcher. It is an unlikely venue for showcasing conceptual art and design. In marked contrast to the...

New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

Corner of Boerum and Schermerhorn

The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier...

Roulette

Roulette

509 Atlantic Avenue

Roulette is a major New York City venue for contemporary music and intermedia art, internationally recognized for the presentation and promotion of experimental contemporary music, an incubator for...

What's Happening Today

Lurrie Bell: Chicago Blues at 8:00pm

St. Ann's Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse

45 Water Street

For 34 years, St. Ann’s Warehouse has commissioned, produced, and presented a unique and eclectic body of innovative theater and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theater and...

What's Happening Today

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at 3:00pm

Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place

Theatre for a New Audience is a 299-seat Elizabethan courtyard mainstage dedicated to Shakespeare and classic drama, set in the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural...

UrbanGlass

UrbanGlass

647 Fulton Street

Both a shop on the first floor and a studio on the second, UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass. The organization fosters...

Usagi

Usagi

163 Plymouth Street

A hybrid space that combines art gallery, library, and café to showcase multi­-disciplinary culture, through exhibitions, performances, and workshops.


Downtown Brooklyn Legends

Our neighborhood has a legendary history, these ten legends help to tell the story.


Explore the Brooklyn Cultural District

St. Ann’s Warehouse

45 Water Street

Urban Folk Art Studios

101 Smith Street

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building

30 Lafayette Avenue

MoCADA

80 Hanson Place

Roulette

509 Atlantic Avenue

We're moving Culture Forward

Read our report on the Brooklyn Cultural District to find out how.