The Brooklyn Cultural District

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DISCOVER THE EPICENTER OF 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.

Explore the Brooklyn Cultural District

651 Arts 651 ARTS presents live dance, music, and theater events in venues throughout Brooklyn, and maintains a robust educational program. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 651 Fulton Street
(718) 636-4181
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A.R.T./NY South Oxford Space A.R.T./New York is the service and advocacy organization for the nation’s largest, most artistically influential and culturally diverse theater community: Off Broadway. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 138 South Oxford Street
(718) 398-3078
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BAM Lepercq Space The Lepercq Space took its current design in 1997 as BAM’s flexible public living room, a dazzling open-plan hall housing BAMcafé. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 636-4100
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BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building The Peter Jay Sharp Building houses the BAM Rose Cinemas, the Howard Gilman Opera House, and the Lepercq Space/BAMcafé. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 30 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 636-4100
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BAM Richard B. Fisher Building The BAM Richard B. Fisher Building – houses the Fishman Space, BAM Fisher HIllman Studio, BAM Fisher Rooftop Terrace and Stutz Gardens, and Leavitt Workshop. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 321 Ashland Place
(718) 636-4100
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BAM Rose Cinemas BAM Rose Cinemas offers a state-of-the-art viewing experience in each of its four cinemas. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 30 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 636-4100
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Barclays Center Barclays Center serves as the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and can accommodate up to 19,000 visitors for musical performances. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 620 Atlantic Avenue
(917) 618-6700
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BRIC BRIC provides a platform for the development of new works in theater, dance, music, and multi-disciplinary performance. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 647 Fulton Street
(718) 683-5600
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Brooklyn Ballet At the heart of Brooklyn Ballet’s mission is the creation of new ballets that challenge conventions and defy expectations. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 160 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 246-0146
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Brooklyn Music School The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 126 Saint Felix Street
(718) 638-5660
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Brooklyn Paramount 60 years since its last curtain call, this palace of entertainment returns as a multi-genre sensory spectacle of state-of-the-art sound. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension
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Charles P. Sifton Gallery location
Charles P. Sifton Gallery Showcases the work of court officials and was created in recognition of United States District Judge Charles P. Sifton. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 225 Cadman Plaza East
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Clive Davis Gallery The Clive Davis Gallery, located in The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU | Tisch, pays tribute to the career and accomplishments of recording industry legend, Clive Davis. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 370 Jay Street
(212) 992-8400
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Harvey Theater at BAM Strong The Harvey Theater at BAM Strong, originally the Majestic Theater, was renamed in 1999 in honor of former BAM president Harvey Lichtenstein. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 651 Fulton Street
(718) 636-4100
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Irondale Center The Irondale Ensemble Project has a rich 25-year history of producing and teaching experimental theater. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 85 South Oxford Street
(718) 488-9233
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ISSUE Project Room ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting projects by both emerging and established experimental artists. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 22 Boerum Place
(718) 330-0313
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Loading Dock Theatre Experience original plays that explore the extremes in human behavior, 3.5 of 5 $$$ 170 Tillary Street
(646) 355-7518
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Mark Morris Dance Center The Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the home of the world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, and the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 3 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 624-8400
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MoCADA MoCADA uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 80 Hanson Place
(718) 230-0492 x700
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New York Transit Museum The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 99 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 694-1600
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Roulette Roulette is a major New York City venue for contemporary music and intermedia art. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 509 Atlantic Avenue
(917) 267-0363
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Smack Mellon Smack Mellon presents solo and group exhibitions in their singular 6,000-square-foot gallery space. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 92 Plymouth Street
(718) 834-8761
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St. Ann’s Warehouse 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 rock and roll. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 45 Water Street
(718) 254-8779
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The Center for Brooklyn History The Center for Brooklyn History is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 128 Pierrepont Street
(718) 222-4111
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The Center for Fiction The Center for Fiction welcomes readers and writers of all ages and from all walks of life. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 15 Lafayette Avenue
(212) 755-6710
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The Mark O’Donnell Theater @ The Actors Fund Arts Center The Actors Fund Arts Center is a state-of-the-art black box performance venue and rehearsal space located in the lobby level of The Schermerhorn. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 160 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 640-1841
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Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center Theatre for a New Audience is a leading Off-Broadway company dedicated to Shakespeare and classic drama 3.5 of 5 $$$ 262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY
(212) 229-2819
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UrbanGlass UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 647 Fulton Street
(718) 625-3685
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Upcoming Programming

Today 2/21 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Maqam Mastery Made Simple with Sami Abu Shumays

Brooklyn Music School 126 St. Felix Street

Today 2/21 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Art of the Short Story: Diane Oliver’s “Neighbors”

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

Today 2/21 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Axine M: Adriana

Issue Project Room 22 Boerum Place

2/22/2024 7:00pm – 8:30pm

A Virus Knows No Morals

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

2/23/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

2/27/2024 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Every Body

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

2/27/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Story/Teller Arts: Tony Kushner with Oskar Eustis

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

2/28/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Art of the Short Story: Jill McCorkle on “Old Crimes” with Amy Hempel

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

3/1/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

3/2/2024 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Other Side

BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place

3/4/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Xochitl Gonzalez on “Anita de Monte Laughs Last”

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

3/5/2024 7:00pm – 8:30pm

93Queen

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

3/7/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Brooklyn Ballet Spring Season

Mark O’Donnell Theater 160 Schermerhorn Street

3/8/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

3/9/2024 12:00pm – 4:30pm

The Met: Live in HD – La Forza del Destino

BAM Rose Cinema 30 Lafayette Avenue

3/12/2024 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Chilly and Milly + Over-Flow

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

3/14/2024 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Avant Joik / Joan La Barbara

Brooklyn Music School 126 St. Felix Street

3/15/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

3/20/2024 8:00pm – 9:30pm

The Look of Love

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue

3/22/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

3/23/2024 12:00pm – 3:30pm

The Met: Live in HD – Roméo et Juliette

BAM Rose Cinema 30 Lafayette Avenue

3/23/2024 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Joni: Performance #1

Issue Project Room 22 Boerum Place

3/28/2024 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Subway Sketch + Sip with James Yang

New York Transit Museum 99 Schermerhorn Street

3/29/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/5/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/12/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/19/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/20/2024 12:00pm – 3:30pm

The Met: Live in HD – La Rondine

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

4/26/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/3/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/10/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/11/2024 12:00pm – 3:00pm

The Met: Live in HD – Madama Butterfly

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

5/17/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/24/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/24/2024 7:30pm – 9:30pm

DanceAfrica 2024

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue

5/31/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

6/7/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

6/14/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

6/21/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

6/28/2024 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Brooklyn Is…” Exhibition Tour

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street