If Williamsburg is the face of the “new” hipster Brooklyn, Park Slope is the leading light of the borough’s classic incarnation—the brownstone-filled, tree-lined version. The neighborhood's residents give it a literary, socially conscious, family-friendly feel. Visitors will enjoy its independent book and record stores, coffee shops and thriving restaurant scene. And the proximity to Prospect Park (the leafy attraction at the top of the slope) doesn’t hurt either.
The family-friendly neighborhood features historic brownstones, fine dining and one of the city's great green spaces.
This Brooklyn park offers access to wildlife, family activities, history, space for relaxing and much more.
Take a peek inside some of the Slope's standbys.
Join this unique opportunity to meet and discover working Brooklyn artists in the intimacy and richness of their studio and take home a small piece of art from one of the artists. You will hear from a curator at a gallery and then visit the studios of two artists, where you will view their work, learn about their process and perhaps hear what inspires them or the story behind a particular piece. You will also have an opportunity to explore the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus.
Situated in the middle of Third Street’s playground and park, this small museum illuminates the history of Brooklyn during the colonial and Revolutionary War eras—with particular focus on 1776’s Battle of Brooklyn, the first major battle of the Revolutionary War.
Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the world's largest menorah, at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel). This 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon is a sight to behold. Every evening during the holiday, at 5:30pm, a candle will be lit. For the Sabbath, the lighting will be at 3:30pm on Friday and 8:30pm on Saturday.