The Brooklyn Cultural District

Brooklyn
Cultural
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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 $$$ 651 Fulton Street
(718) 636-4181
Leisure Arts + Culture
A.R.T./NY South Oxford Space A.R.T./New York is the service and advocacy organization for the nation’s largest, most artistically influential and culturally diverse theater community: Off Broadway. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 138 South Oxford Street
(718) 398-3078
Leisure Arts + Culture
BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building The Peter Jay Sharp Building houses the BAM Rose Cinemas, the Howard Gilman Opera House, and The Adam Space/BAMcafé. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 30 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 636-4100
Leisure Arts + Culture
BAM Richard B. Fisher Building The BAM Richard B. Fisher Building – houses the Fishman Space, BAM Fisher HIllman Studio, BAM Fisher Rooftop Terrace and Stutz Gardens, and Leavitt Workshop. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 321 Ashland Place
(718) 636-4100
Leisure Arts + Culture
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
Schools K-12
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 $$$ 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension
(718) 281-5850
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Charles P. Sifton Gallery Showcases the work of court officials and was created in recognition of United States District Judge Charles P. Sifton. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 225 Cadman Plaza East
Leisure Arts + Culture
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 $$$ 370 Jay Street
(212) 992-8400
Leisure Arts + Culture
Harvey Theater at BAM Strong The Harvey Theater at BAM Strong, originally the Majestic Theater, was renamed in 1999 in honor of former BAM president Harvey Lichtenstein. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 651 Fulton Street
(718) 636-4100
Leisure Arts + Culture Entertainment Film + Theater
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 $$$ 170 Tillary Street
(646) 355-7518
Leisure Entertainment Film + Theater
Mark Morris Dance Center The Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the home of the world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, and the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 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 $$$ 45 Water Street
(718) 254-8779
Leisure Arts + Culture
The Center for Brooklyn History The Center for Brooklyn History is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 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 $$$ 15 Lafayette Avenue
(212) 755-6710
Leisure Arts + Culture
The Mark O’Donnell Theater @ The Actors Fund Arts Center The Actors Fund Arts Center is a state-of-the-art black box performance venue and rehearsal space located in the lobby level of The Schermerhorn. 3.5 of 5 $$$ 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 4/19 3:00pm – 5:00pm

University Open Air: Making Music from our Surroundings

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

Today 4/19 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Black Film in Brooklyn

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

Today 4/19 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Word. Sound. Power. 2024: SOUND—Rhythm is Rhythm

Fishman Space 321 Ashland Pl

Today 4/19 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Theatre For a New Audience: Macbeth (An Undoing)

Polonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place

Today 4/19 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Hahn Rowe: This Time

Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue

4/20/2024 10:00am – 12:00pm

University Open Air: Tibetan Yoga: The Five Movements for Balancing the Five Elements in our Bodies

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

4/20/2024 1:00pm – 2:30pm

University Open Air: AI for Everyone

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/20/2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm

University Open Air: Unlocking Subconscious Potential: Empowering Emotional Wellness and Stress Management

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/20/2024 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Black Women in Independent Film and Arts

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

4/20/2024 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Firas Zreik & Ensemble: New Journeys in Arabic Music (RBA)

Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue

4/21/2024 10:00am – 11:30am

University Open Air: Transform Your Life in one Week with Mystic Breathing, Meditation, and Healing Yogas

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 11:30am – 12:30pm

University Open Air: Chinese Tea Ceremony

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 12:00pm – 2:00pm

University Open Air: Beauty and Ugliness in French and Francophone literature and the Arts

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 12:00pm – 1:00pm

University Open Air: Healing: Ancient Tibetan Chod Healing Cleansing Negativities and Restoring Positivities

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 1:00pm – 2:30pm

University Open Air: Conferencia: Mapa Sonoro de la Música Salsa en Nueva York. En Español

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm

University Open Air: In Search of Lyricism

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 2:30pm – 4:00pm

University Open Air: Sound Map of Salsa Music in New York. In English

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/21/2024 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Pearl on Camera: Food & Film

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

4/24/2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Celebrating Brooklyn Poets, Past and Present

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/24/2024 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Black Country New Road

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

4/24/2024 8:00pm – 10:00pm

CECILIA LOPEZ & JOHN DRISCOLL: GESTURES/MURMURATIONS

ISSUE Project Room 22 Boerum Pl

4/25/2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

CBH Talk | Exploring “The White Bonus” with Tracie McMillan and Darrick Hamilton

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/25/2024 7:00pm – 8:00pm

An Intimate Evening Salon with Catherine Lacey on Biography of X

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

4/26/2024 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Oneohtrix Point Never

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

4/27/2024 11:00am – 8:00pm

Center for Fiction Anniversary Party

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

4/29/2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

CBH Talk | Ari Berman and Chris Hayes Discuss “Minority Rule”

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

4/30/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

On America: Nell Irvin Painter on I Just Keep Talking with Doreen St. Félix

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/2/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Story/Teller Arts: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on Appropriate/An Octoroon with Jocelyn Bioh

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/3/2024 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith Correspondences

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue

5/4/2024 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Jeff Mills: Tomorrow Comes the Harvest

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

5/5/2024 10:00am – 12:00pm

2024 Party on Wheels!

New York Transit Museum 99 Schermerhorn St

5/5/2024 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars and Friends

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue

5/6/2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The International Library: Geetanjali Shree and Daisy Rockwell on Tomb of Sand

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/6/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

AND SING!

BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St

5/7/2024 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Architects – Seeing Red Tour

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

5/7/2024 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Center for Fiction Presents Jiaming Tang on Cinema Love with Vanessa Chan

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/8/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Stories of NYC: Diane Richards on Ella with Sidik Fofana

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/11/2024 12:00pm – 3:00pm

The Met: Live in HD – Madama Butterfly

BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave

5/11/2024 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Hot Water Music 30th Anniversary Tour feat. Quicksand

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

5/13/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Story/Teller Arts: Quiara Alegría Hudes on My Broken Language

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/13/2024 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Cheryl Pepsii Riley’s Black Velvet Mondays Experience

BAM Café 30 Lafayette Avenue

5/15/2024 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Slaughter to Prevail

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

5/15/2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

CBH Talk | Blackface Minstrelsy and the Racial Foundation of American Musical Culture

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/15/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Center for Fiction Presents Tessa Fontaine on The Red Grove with Julia Phillips

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/16/2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

CBH Talk | Severe Mental Illness: Our Collective Response and Responsibility

Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street

5/17/2024 7:30pm – 9:30pm

IRONWEED: An Evening of Art and Humanity with Mark Ruffalo and Jessica Hecht

BAM Strong Harvey Theater 651 Fulton Street

5/18/2024 1:00pm – 3:30pm

New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever

Barclays Center 620 Atlantic Avenue

5/18/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Fivio Foreign

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

5/21/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

NEA Big Read: Old Tales Made New, Heroes Made Monsters, Monsters Made Heroines

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/22/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Center for Fiction Presents Claire Messud on This Strange Eventful History with Jennifer Egan

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/23/2024 6:00pm – 7:30pm

CHANGE AT JAMAICA: 190 YEARS OF THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD

New 99 Schermerhorn St

5/23/2024 6:00pm – 7:00pm

A Reading with The Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil 2023–2024 Emerging Writer Fellows

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/23/2024 6:00pm – 8:00pm

A Reading with The Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil 2023–2024 Emerging Writer Fellows

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

5/23/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Confronting Misogynoir in Hip-Hop: Empowerment v Exploitation, A #BHeard Town Hall

BRIC House Ballroom 647 Fulton St

5/24/2024 7:30pm – 9:30pm

DanceAfrica 2024

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue

5/25/2024 12:00pm – 10:00pm

BAM DanceAfrica Outdoor Bazaar

The Plaza at 300 Ashland

6/1/2024 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” Celebration Community Workshop

The Plaza at 300 Ashland

6/4/2024 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An Intimate Evening Salon with Elizabeth Birkelund and Helen Simonson

THE CENTER FOR FICTION MEMBERS LOUNGE 15 Lafayette Avenue

6/6/2024 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Roulette’s 45th Anniversary Gala

Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue

6/12/2024 5:30pm – 10:30pm

BRIC Gala 2024 RAISED BY BROOKLYN

BRIC House 647 Fulton St

6/19/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way Tour

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

6/20/2024 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Center for Fiction Presents Joseph Earl Thomas on God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer with Tyriek White

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue

7/16/2024 6:00pm – 6:00pm

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam

The Plaza at 300 Ashland

7/20/2024 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Charley Crockett: $10 Cowboy Tour

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Ave

9/18/2024 7:00pm – 8:30pm

An Intimate Evening Salon with Kimberly McCreight on Like Mother, Like Daughter

THE CENTER FOR FICTION MEMBERS LOUNGE 15 Lafayette Avenue

10/23/2024 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Dead South

Brooklyn Paramount 385 Flatbush Avenue