247 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (718) 748-6400
Fax: (718) 748-6401
The Brooklyn Hangar is akin to a blank canvas that can be painted to reflect your every whim and fancy. Located by the river, this fantastic event venue boasts over 26,000 square feet of indoor event space spread over two levels. From concerts and theater productions, to private parties and receptions, the venue's open layout allows room for just about any kind of event with enough flexibility to incorporate a stage, dressing rooms, bars, dance floors, food trucks and anything else you may desire. Excellent acoustics and sound proof walls mean that you can keep the party going into the wee hours of the night. A private parking lot boasts ample parking for guests and event coordinators alike.
The Owl's Head Park is a beautiful grassy expanse with good facilities for the visitors. It features a skating space, basketball courts, spray pool and lush greenery. You don't have to leave your furry friend behind as this park is pet friendly and houses a dog run space, too.
New Amsterdam Records is not only a indie classical record label but also a performing space for touring musicians. Only those in the know are aware of its concerts since it doesn't regularly host one as they are more music presenters in other venues. Equipped with a great sound system, it is a nice spot to enjoy cool music by talented artists.
Originally known as the Sanders Theater, Access Digital Theatres - Pavilion Cinema is a nine screen multiplex, and a popular Brooklyn hangout for weekend movies, located inside an old building and it is nothing like your average movie theater. With an understated elegance and old world charm, this place makes an interesting hang-out for movie dates. Watch some really good movies while you are seated on cozy velvety purple seats. They also have a coffee bar serving some extremely tasty popcorn with some of the best flavors and fine coffees. The movies shown here range from the latest flicks to some Indian fusion films. This place has everything one needs for a great movie-watching experience.
The Bell House is situated in a historic warehouse dating back to the 1920s. It has emerged as one of Brooklyn's finest entertainment hubs, which boasts a fully stocked bar serving a range of eclectic bourbons and cocktails. Open seven days a week, events can be held either in the very intimate front lounge area or in the performance space, which has a stage that is mostly used for concerts. The logistics and facilities are par excellence and perhaps this explains the immense popularity which this venue enjoys. Check their website for all upcoming events that include some of the finest live gigs and DJ acts in the neighborhood.
While it's hard to be more than a tourist when you're just visiting, going to an event that attracts the locals may be your best bet. If this is what you're going for, and you love films, why not go see a film from the Rooftop Films series? This annual festival operates every summer and features short and daring films from around the world. Not only that, but it is a community in which fellow filmmakers and the audience can interact. It is the perfect experience for film lovers and those wishing to be more than a tourist for a night. Check website for viewing locations.
A space that is dedicated to bridging the gap between artists and the community, the ISSUE Project Room at the Old American Can Factory presents art by local, national, or international artists. Started in 2003, ISSUE has been instrumental in enriching the culture and arts scene in Brooklyn. Playing host to the various facets of art, ISSUE Project Room plays host to art shows, video installations, concerts, dance shows and more. See the website or call to know more.
Located across Columbia Street, the Jalopy theater is a popular event venue. This venue has a casual ambiance and focus is always on the performance and events featured here. The simple space stages live music concerts and open MIC nights on a regular basis; Bluegrass being the local favorite, you will always come across a country band playing here. Its on-site bar ensures that you are never short of your favorite drink. And, if the artists inspire you to take up music, Jalopy conducts musical classes (learn to play musical instruments) and workshops. For complete details, call ahead or simply visit the website.
The Old Stone House is an archetype of a Dutch stone farmhouse with a very rich history. The exhibit at the Old Stone House tells the story of The Battle of Brooklyn, which was the largest battle of the Independence War, and of the heroic acts by the Americans involved. OSH prides itself in being a part of Brooklyn's history and is involved in serving the community by conducting family friendly events. It also hosts cultural events like readings by young and emerging writers, acts by theater groups and concerts by jazz and rock bands. It is also used as an education resource and museum. The Center exhibit, the Battle Of Brooklyn, 1776, is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and to groups by appointment. They also rent their Great Room which is on the second floor for kids’ parties, weddings, concerts, lectures, bar mitzvahs and more. You can visit the website for more details.
Founded by Nicolas Coppola, a well-known figure in the field of puppetry, Puppetworks has been delighting New York since 1980. Although this storefront theater is ideal for children, its target audience is not limited to them. The performances put up draw on many art forms, and therefore have something for people across age groups. The little ones enjoy the artistic director's take on many folk and fairytales from mats that offer great views of the stage, while the adults enjoy the show from bleachers. For an outing that can be enjoyed by every member of the family, this theater is a must-visit.
The Yard has a bit of raw appeal to its atmosphere—well, that's what you would call a music venue that is rolled inside a warehouse! But the fact that The Yard is located at a place that stands overlooking the Gowanus Canal, makes up a bit for all the roughness that the place exudes otherwise. The Yard also serves as a common place for social gatherings and mini-parties. Whenever you visit this place, The Yard promises loads of fun in store for each one of you.
Located inside the Prospect Park, this venue is the park's main attraction for outdoor concerts and many consider it to be the most exciting venue in all of New York. It has a three storied high acoustic shell and a large circular plaza with a capacity of holding 2000 seats in the plaza and about 5000 seats on the lawns. The Bandshell is also one of the largest outdoor cinemas in the world, with a 21 foot high and 50 foot wide movie screen. It features beer and food at reasonable rates and even has public restrooms. The Bandshell is best known for hosting the Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival.