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

Today |

Winter JazzFest: Summer of Soul

509 Atlantic Avenue
Mon Jan 17 |

BAM: Postcards from Now [VIRTUAL]

Mon Jan 17 |

BAM FILM: Attica

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Mon Jan 17 |


Harvey Theater at BAM Strong
651 Fulton Street