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

Recurring
Tue May 17 |

DTBK Presents: Ping-Pong Happy Hours

Brooklyn Commons Park
Brooklyn Commons
Recurring
Tue May 17 |

Cyrano de Bergerac

Harvey Theater at BAM Strong
651 Fulton Street
Wed May 18 |

New heartBEATS Fundraising Gala

Brooklyn Music School
126 Saint Felix Street
Recurring
Wed May 18 |

DTBK Presents: Zumba with Dodge YMCA

Brooklyn Commons Park
Brooklyn Commons
Wed May 18 |

The Bobby Spellman Nonet

The Atlantic BKLN
333 Atlantic Avenue
Thu May 19 |

DTBK Presents: Albee Square Happy Hours with Jonny Meyers, featuring Tony Orbach

Albee Square
Albee Square (corner of Fulton and Bond)