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.

Arts + Culture Map

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

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

Tue Jan 31 |

Brooklyn Poetry Slam

647 Fulton Street
Sat Feb 4 |

The 25th Annual BAMkids Film Festival 2023

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Fri Feb 17 |

Boogie Down at a Roller Disco '70s Party

53 Bridge Street
Fri Mar 3 |


BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Sat Mar 18 |

The Met in HD: Lohengrin

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue