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

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BAM: User Not Found

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BK Burn with Chelsea Piers Fitness

The Plaza at 300 Ashland
300 Ashland Place
At the corner of Lafayette Ave & Flatbush Ave
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BPL: Teen Virtual Art Challenge

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Ping Pong Happy Hours

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