Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour
The Brooklyn “Cultural District” is growing: with the recent openings of the sparkling new Theatre for a New Audience and the BRIC Arts Center, along with the expansive Gotham Market and other destination restaurants on Fulton Street, the promise of a major new cultural district in Brooklyn is finally being realized. But beyond the new, are institutions that have excelled here for years: from the Irondale Ensemble, to MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts); from BAM Harvey to Greenlight Bookstore to Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.
Come join this free 2-hr guided walking tour, co-presented by FAB Alliance and American Opera Projects on SATURDAY, September 1, to experience the old, the new, and what’s to come! Learn how this concentration of venues and people is shifting the cultural landscape of the borough and the city, while you discover the surprising historical core: a flourishing Fulton Street arts center, of more than a century ago. Over the 120 minutes, you will stroll through the gorgeous brownstone-dotted streets of Fort Greene, past both spontaneous and commissioned street art, to see where more than a dozen spaces and locations have already made the Brooklyn Cultural District a major arts destination for performances of every type, large and small. Adding to the Brooklyn cultural experience, “pop-up” performances by Fort Greene’s American Opera Projects, accompany the tour.
Tour Leader Dr. Ron Janoff is a licensed tour guide, a professor of Classics, Coordinator of the Rockwell Place Community Garden in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, and a long-time Fort Greene resident. He has led walking tours of Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 25 years.
The tour is FREE, but space is limited and advance registration is required. The group will meet at 11 am at the large, open plaza area near the digital BAM marquee sign at Flatbush and Lafayette Aves. Remaining 2018 tour dates: Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.
The Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Cultural District are co-sponsored by American Opera Projects (AOP) and FAB Alliance. AOP programming is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, District 57.
For more information or questions about the tours, contact us: [email protected] or 718-398-4024.
Flatbush Ave. and Lafayette Ave.