things to do in brooklyn


Brooklyn Bridge

By train: Take the S shuttle train to Prospect Park. On the same platform catch the Q or B in the opposite direction to get to Manhattan over the bridge. The view is spectacular, particularly at night. 

By foot: Take the C train to High Street and head down the hill. Access the bridge via steps in the towers.

walking tours

Prospect Park

The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux after they completed Manhattan's Central Park. Beauty without the crowds! Enjoy your walk there or take the S train to Botanic Gardens and walk down the hill. Don't forget the Brooklyn Zoo inside the park!

The park website

The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest museums in the USA! Take the S shuttle to Botanic Gardens and turn left out of the station. On the first Saturday of every month there’s an all evening free event at the museum. 

Museum website

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Continue past the Brooklyn Museum and take a tranquil walk around the Botanic Garden. The  visitor center can be accessed on Washington Avenue just down from the museum's fountain. 

BBG website

Grand Army Plaza

Visit the dramatic entrance to Prospect Park. At different times of the year, there are food trucks and a farmer's market. On December 31st come for the fireworks!

Farmers market

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park runs along the East river in Brooklyn and has walk ways, playgrounds, things to eat and even a Carousel. From here you can take the East River Ferry to Manhattan or the ferry to Governor's Island

park website

Coney Island and Brighton Beach

Take the S shuttle to Prospect park. Walk over the footbridge and take the Q or B train down to Coney Island or Brighton Beach. There in about 25 minutes.  There are fireworks every Friday night in the summer in Coney Island. Brighton Beach Boardwalk has several Russian restaurants. 

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Far Rockaway Beaches

Take the A train at Nostrand in the direction of Far Rockaway. Stay on the train to Beach 67th street for a quiet beach (no facilities) or change at Broad Channel for the shuttle to beach 97thstreet where there’s food stands and bathrooms.  It’s a new hipster destination!

more beaches

Barclays Center

The Barclay's Center sports and events arena is now open! Buy tickets for the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, or see Jay-Z, Rihanna or Lady Gaga - there's lots of exciting things happening in Brooklyn!


Governor's Island


Governors Island is a beautiful public space off the tip of Manhattan with spectacular views of the city. It is open May through September. The ferry runs Friday through Sunday from Brooklyn and every day from Manhattan. The Island hosts a diverse array of arts, cultural and recreational programs.

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Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg

The flea is a market featuring vintage and new items and it takes place in different locations throughout the year. Smorgasburg is a huge street food market, also at a variety of locations. 

Locations and times

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

BAM is Brooklyn's answer to Lincoln center. There is film, theater, dance , opera and music. Check out their website for some amazing performances.