FREE Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Cultural District

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:00am

REGISTER FOR THE TOURS THROUGH EVENTBRITE.

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 established 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 hour guided walking tour, kicking off on Saturday, Dec. 2, 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 120 minutes, you'll 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 Operas" - live performances of specially selected arias - 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 tours are free, but space is limited and advance registration is required; CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The group will meet at 11 am at the Rockwell Place Community Garden in Fort Greene, 104 Rockwell Pl. (Lafayette and Flatbush), across from the electronic BAM marquee sign. Future 2018 tour dates: March 3, April 7 and May 5.


One of the many public street art works in Fort Greene, near BAM. Artist Alan Aine has created several different portraits on this construction fence over the last couple years.

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 tour, contact us at: tours@faballiance.org or 718-398-4024.

Details:
FREE Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Cultural District
Saturday, December 2
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: FREE, with pre-registration

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