Brooklyn Academy of Music:
BAM provides an incredible program of dance, music, and theatre, including the BAM Rose Cinema. You can buy tickets on-line over its website. Location: 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Telephone: 718-636-4100
Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
The Garden is located at 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (Telephone: 718-623-7200). It’s a wonderful place to smell the flowers, buy plants for your garden, and even get married! It offers a very extensive program of classes and events.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College:
A bit closer to West Midwood, the BCBC offers wonderful performances just a few blocks from the neighborhood on the Brooklyn College campus. Telephone: 718-951-4500. You can buy tickets on line over the website www.brooklyncenteronline.org. Don’t overlook taking advantage of activities and classes available at the College—see its website at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu —or at the Prep Center for Music, Theater & Dance for childrenat (718) 951-4111.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum:
Founded in 1899, this was the first museum developed just for children. Its hands-on exhibits are a treat for kids of all ages.
The Brooklyn Museum, located near Grand Army Plaza at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 (Telephone: 718-638-5000) is definitely one of finest museums in the City, to say nothing of the world! Its parking lot, which is shared with the Botanic Garden, is around the corner on Washington Avenue.
Brooklyn Public Library:
The Library’s catalog is available on-line at this website.
The main library is at Grand Army Plaza (Telephone: 718-230-2100). There are 58 branches. The closest branches to West Midwood are the Cortelyou branch at 1305 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd. (Telephone: 718-693-7763)—currently closed for renovation, and the Midwood branch at 975 East 16th St. at Avenue J (Telephone: 718-252-0967).
New York Aquarium:
The New York Aquarium – ‘Where the City meets the Sea’ – is located along the boardwalk in Coney Island. The exhibits and events will keep the whole family engaged.
Ice skating, tennis, hiking trails, biking, bird watching . . . you don’t have to leave New York City to have out-of-doors fun. Take a look at what’s happening every day in Prospect Park.
The Brooklyn Cyclones:
The Brooklyn Cyclones, our local Minor League baseball team and a Class A Affiliate of the New York Mets, opened for business in Coney Island’s Keyspan Park in the summer of 2001. Located next to the boardwalk, it’s a great place to enjoy a summer afternoon or evening.
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum:
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is New York City’s oldest house (c. 1652) and its first official landmark. It is located at 5816 Clarendon Road @ Ralph Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11203
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-Compiled by Jeff Ewing