BAC is the umbrella organization serving Brooklyn artists and arts groups in all disciplines. It also provides residents with affordable access to the arts. It is the go-to service group for Brooklyn‚ artists, and for finding out about the wide array of cultural groups and projects in Brooklyn.
For almost 150 years this ornate, landmark building has been the center of Brooklyn's government.
Founded in 1910, the garden spans 52 acres and contains more than 12,000 living plant varieties from all over the world. These are arranged in taxonomic displays as well as in formal and informal gardens.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85 acre sustainable park that stretches 1.3 miles along the Brooklyn waterfront under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The park offers panoramic views of downtown Manhattan and New York Harbor. Areas of the park currently open are Pier 1, Pier 6, Main Street and a connective Greenway.
The center presents traditional and innovative programs reflective of Brooklyn‚ diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season.
A menagerie of resident animals and a permanent collection of more than 20,000 natural science objects and cultural artifacts enliven exhibits and presentations at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
The Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. Its galleries and archive are housed in a magnificent landmark building.
This library system--the fifth largest in the country--serves more than six million people each year. The famous Central Library, whose building resembles an open book, is the main reference center and the core of a borough-wide system with 58 branches in as many neighborhoods.
With affordable classes for all levels of musician, the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music has been serving a diverse audience since 1897. The school also offers performances and lectures in its Brooklyn and Queens venues.