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 |

Vinyl Nights Dance Parties: Operator Emz + Woof

Albee Square
Albee Square (corner of Fulton and Bond)
Today |

Leslie Mendelson

The Atlantic BKLN
333 Atlantic Avenue
Today |

Rooftop Films: HANNAH HA HA

Brooklyn Commons Park
Brooklyn Commons
Sat Aug 13 |

Afrobeats Takeover

Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue
Mon Aug 15 |

Movement Mondays: Chelsea Piers HIIT the Floor

The Plaza at 300 Ashland
300 Ashland Place
At the corner of Lafayette Ave & Flatbush Ave