Brooklyn is an exciting borough full of creative projects, events and venues. It is also becoming quite touristy which is the reason we found these alternative places for you:
Open Source Gallery, is a small nonprofit arts organization built in a renovated carriage house in South Slope. They host a monthly storytelling series, a town hall-style lecture series, regular art salons and potlucks, and a lot of programming for kids, including annual make-your-own-soapbox workshops and derby.
This alternative non nonprofit arts hub and learning center offers classes of all types, from emerging technologies like microcontrollers to historical art methods like tintype photography. Their goal is to give artists greater access to new processes, a new vocabulary, and equipment and instruction that would otherwise only be available in private institutions.
Here you’ll be able to see theater, dance, and music, offering an eclectic, spanning spectrum from a series of lynching plays authored by African-Americans during the early 1900s to a performance by the experimental classical musicians, Ensemble Pamplemousse.
4. Cloud City
Here the emphasis on innovative theater and alternative comedy, as opposed to raucous concerts, but everything that they present is really cool, from audience-participation clown shows, to the annual Bad Film Festival.
85 N 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
5. Five Myles
If you’re into primarily contemporary African artwork, as well as work by artists of African descent, here’s where you should come. FiveMyles is a non-profit gallery also promoting young and emerging artists and musicians for curation.
6. The Muse
Situated on the Williamsburg waterfront, this circus training and performance facility was forced out of their home last year. They usually host a variety show and their grand reopening aerial extravaganza.
350 Moffat St, New York, NY 11237
The Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge Number 79 has been turned into a maritime museum, floating classroom, and cultural programming venue.
Featured Image: Pioneer Work